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

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (923) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Cask @ Engineers Arms, Henlow. Amber, almost copper. Little head. Slightly muted aroma: grape, grass and malt. Sharp bitterness throughout. A hint of fruity sweetness is present but overpowered. Not the most exciting in Oakham’s stable. Good enough but I wouldn’t go out of my way to have it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1221) - ESTONIA - APR 2, 2014
Clear golden yellow, medium to small white head. Nose is straw, malt, fruity hops, caramel sweetness in the background. Flavour is similar to the nose, with very nice crisp hoppiness. Refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1328) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
500ml bottle, 4.8%. Clear orangey gold amber colour, foam white head leaving some lacing and aroma of tropical fruit, peach & citrus hop. Taste is biscuity malt caramel with zesty gooseberry and grapefruit hoppy bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, light bodied, medium carbonation, lingering dry back of throat bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (800) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
500 ml bottle from B&M. Poured cold into a large San Miguel tasting glass. Greengage and cat pee aroma. Orangey gold body with a generous white head producing lacing down the glass. Typical Oakham American hops, delivering apricots and Olde English Marmalade flavour balanced by some Demerara sweetness from the malt, which is then shouldered aside by an assertive bitter finish. Medium bodied, sticky texture, prickly carbonation. Pleasingly robust for a blond ale. Candy in the eructation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (259) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Pours a clear light medium amber with a very nice head and lacing that retains quite well. Nose is of light sweet fruit, mostly peach, against a subtle toast malt essence. The body is light medium in texture coupled with a normal level of carbonation. The flavor profile is well balanced and quite nice. It begins with a fruit hop flavor, mostly peach, over a toast/biscuit sweetness. It then progresses to a well crafted level of bitterness - not too bold, but just right to arouse the taste buds. It finishes with a slightly citrus bitterness that lingers that is somewhat crisp. An excellent English use of Amarillo and Summit hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2981) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Hops, grassy, mild caramel in aroma. Mild metallic, sweet, cake, vanilla in taste. Medium bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12789) - 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 (573) - 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 (11208) - 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 (751) - SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle from waitrose. Sweaty hop aroma. Tropical fruit flavour leading to a punchy bitternes


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