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Brewed by Oakham
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask: Regular (previously Occasional). Also available bottled at 4.8% - filtered but unpasteurised.
Tart gooseberry and soft peach on the nose. Gooseberries and fruit to taste, before an intense bitterness that’s as sharp as a macaw’s screech!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Light amber colour. Big hop nose is full of tropical goodness - mango, dragonfruit, papaya... Lots of bitterness, clean pale malts and all kinds of big fruity hops. Gorgeous stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (365) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2014
Blonde pour with a small head. Light aroma of light malt and gooseberry. Taste is mainly the same, with a bitter punch. Quite alright

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is butterscotsch, hop, malt, toffee. Flavour is butterscotsch, hop, metallic, berries, malt, toffee. Bitter finish. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (740) - SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle from waitrose. Sweaty hop aroma. Tropical fruit flavour leading to a punchy bitternes

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (835) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
500ml bottle, pours clear golden brown with a small head. Tart & tangy fruit in the nose, light malt, thin body with a long very bitter finish. Carbonation low.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (1950) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose.Thornbridge/Oakham mass online tasting. Golden amber beer with medium head and some lacing. Aroma of pineapple and tropical fruits. Taste is oranges, grapefruit pith and tropical fruits. Decent stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Cask at the Waggon & Horses, Halesowen. Pours gold with a small head. Aroma is pissy lime and gooseberry. Taste is sharp and sweet, with pineapple to start and a gooseberry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle, poured into tulip glass. Dark gold to amber, decent white head. Very fruity, but hard to pick apart - more tart than sweet. On warming, some straw. Taste is tart fruit, then a powerful bitterness. Very lingering. This is exactly as bitter as I find beers can go before it becomes unpleasant (to me, at least). Thoroughly lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3807) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, deep golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Minimally grainy aroma, fruity hints of gooseberry. Taste is initially minimally grainy, fruity hints of gooseberry, a touch of peach, more and more bitter hoppy middle part, later again more fruity with subtle sweetness, some peach; bitter, minimally chalky finish. Nice, diversified development of taste, soft palate, matching carbonation. Really nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle, 4.8%. Dull golden body, medium head. Aroma has sweet melon and pineapple. Taste has melon and creamy peaches. Too pale and fruity just like the other two Oakham beers I tried. I wanted a beer not a tropical cocktail.


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