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

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RATINGS: 176   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!


fairwater's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fairwater (130) - Reading, Berkshire, - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose. I normally like Oakham’s beers, and this was no exception. Bright amber in colour, fruity hoppy nose. Summer fruits and a lingering bitterness. Great level of carbonation - not too fizzy. Cracking beer. Must buy more.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (163) - - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Fenwicks Newcastle. Pours deep orangey shade with off white head. Zingy, hoppy flavour. Very fresh and floral.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1337) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
A new golden rake @ Magpie : nice pungent hoppy nose. Tropical fruit. Golden colour (no shit) A dry palate with that zesty hop shit that’s aromatic and chill. Almost Apa in character.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2155) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
The aroma of wood from the hops. A little thin and bitter taste. Tastes much English despite there being used amarillo and summer hops.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiscuitMalt (1) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
It stuns me that people don’t rate this beer. On cask it has a wonderful velvet mouthfeel that instantly lets you know the brewer cares. It is packed with aroma hops giving tropical fruits, peaches and gooseberry; it is perfectly bitter and has a solid pale malt backbone. One of the ten best sub 5% beers in the world.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Cask at The Mermaid, St Albans on 12 Jan 2013. Poured a bright amber, with a thin, off-white head. Great aroma of juicy hops, lychee, passion fruit and some grassy notes. Flavour was a mix of tropical fruit, bitter waxy hop and biscuity malt. Finish was marmalade, grapefruit and grain.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1093) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle b+m. Amber colour ok head. Aroma is citrus tropical caramel pine. Taste is same really well balanced malt hop with good sharp bitterness medium body. As far as golden ales go this is super tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2014
500ml bottle from B&M Edinburgh. Pours clear amber, short-lived white head. Light tropical fruit aromas, light caramel. Taste is grapefruity bitter. Lingering sweet note. Medium body, gentle carbonation. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2529) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at home from B&M Watford. Clear golden colour with a loose off white head. Slight haze. Aroma is composed of mellow citrus fruits, peach, light caramel malt sweetness. English yeast esters and berry on the nose as well. Flavour is initially straw and slightly caramel malt sweet and then sharp citrus grapefruit and lemon rind. Finish has an assertive rough straw and grapefruit bitterness. Medium palate, mid sweet and crisp in the finish, medium carbonation. Really bit hop hit in this beer. Very refreshing and perfect for this fine summer’s eve.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (931) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Aroma: floral hops, bread malts. Appearance: clear gold, small creamy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light bitters continue, fruity hoppiness, malty sweets coming up. Overall: nice Golden Ale, slightly on the bitter side. Pint at the Old Fountain, Old Street.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (217) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
spruce, citrus aromas, hazy golden amber body thin white head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, with a slightly salty bitter finish with a massive grapefruit flavour all the way through. full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish. this was much, much better than i was expecting! excellent stuff.


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