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

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, orange, floral, caramel and hint of butterscotch. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long fruity and bitter finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. It’s a clear, dark golden beer with an off-white head of moderate size. Some lacings. The aroma is mostly fruity, but there’s a touch of butterscotch and toffee in the back. Flowers, tropical fruits and a peppery touch. Medium to full body with a nice carbonation level, semi-dry. Toffee-ish, almost buttery malts with a fine nuttyness in the flavor. Quite bitter flavor with some tropical fruits and a flowery hint. Bitter, fruity finish. Especially considering the ABV it’s a nice one, but it’s not extraordinary in any way. 131214

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of butter, some floral notes and malt. Flavor is bitter and metallic with some malt, berries and fruitiness.Medium body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10841) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and moderate hoppy - peach. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 111213

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (646) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle @ Christer. Clear orange, small white head, nice lacing. Aroma, malty, hoppy, fruity, mango, citric, . Taste, malty, hoppy, fruity, mango, orange peel. Dry hoppy bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10871) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. Clear deep golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, hop and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, peach, hop, little sweet, little citrus and medium bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are grass, straw, sweet malt and hops. Nice, crisp and clean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8765) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2013
Bouteille(@Sainsbury’s, British Empire):Clear, light amber coloured with a stable mid-sized off-white head, citric to exotic-fruity hoppy nose with a pretty faint touch of cough-syrup; moderate to solid dry bitter-sweet flavour, almost medium bodied; distinctive fruity and malty traces in the mainly dry bitter-hoppy finish. A very nice brew…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1094) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
Shared Via Atheist Priest. Clear brew with a Amber colour and lively carbonation. Fairly muted aroma but there are notes of hops, citrussy goodness and a slightly tropical pungent note that I see where the gooseberry notes on the descriptors come from. On the palate it is medium bodied, has a hoppy pine cone bitterness, and a tropical fruit flavours with decent length. A very good drinking beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (461) - ROMANIA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle at Beer Zone. Nice cooper/orange color with almost no head. Nice sweet,fruity aroma. Flavor is hoppy with a nice average bitterness, also fruity. Bitter aftertaste. Very very drinkable.


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