fairwater (136) - Reading, Berkshire, - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
edsspoon (593) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - dark amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma of mango, passion fruit, orange, fresh grass and some notes of spices including coriander seeds. Taste is roasty and toasty with orange, tangerine and passion fruits, light hints of smoke, toffee, grass and medium bitterness in the finish. Medium body, low carbonation. Amazing.
malvrich (35) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz. bottle into a Stella glass
BB date smudged but appears to be a cpl months past.
A: 3.5 Amber/orange slightly hazy appearance. Poured to a small tight eggshell head. Lacing retention is good in the center of the beer and edges of the glass. Little lasting visible carbonation. I like the color.
S: 3.25 Slight fruity bite on the nose with a malty backbone. Interesting balance.
T: 3.0 Immediate citrus pith whether orange or grapefruit. The same malt bready sweetness is still in place but the pithy hops seem to dominate. Not bad and kind of different but more hop complexity would have been good. Not to tone down the hops but just to add another dimension. The citrus pith gets a bit old after a while.
M: 3.5 Saves this review. A little soapy, very slightly chewy both of which I like. Carbonation is subdued but there and enjoyable. Surprisingly not much of a lingering aftertaste. I’ll call this a positive in this case. Does go down good!
O: 3.25 A surprising and different brew. The hop taste is too one dimensional. I like the citrus punch but too much astringency inside. Low 4.8% ABV says sessionable but I don’t think I’d like to drink many of these in one sitting. Overall, nice and glad I tried it but not one I’ll return to.
JoshRaburn (56) - - JAN 7, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavily hopped, pale beer. Showcase for some hop or other. Nice and fresh tasting due to lack of pasteurisation.
Lowenbrau (2341) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 07-09-2014.
Pours clear dark golden with some white head. Short head retention, scattered poor lacing. Fruity, grapy, tart aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, subtle crispy exture. Taste follows the nose, fruity, some grapy tart notes, ends quite dry, moderate bitterness.
BrewTom (353) - - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty with caramel, toffee coming through followed by a severely good bitter finish. An excellent British style ale.
Rated by BrewTom
Sad24 (146) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from co-op. Nice hoppy aroma. Froffy creamy head. Nice hoppy aroma. Clearly American hops. Very oakham Ales, which is a good thing.
HammerTroll (627) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma of sour feet? Really mild lemon. Strange kind of bitterness. Thin to medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonated. Bitter finish. Had better.
(Pivoljub 0,5l bottle)
sdmmb (1052) - USA - NOV 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought in deliciously different, Belgium. Hoppy pale ale full of flavour.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MarkoNm (917) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange/golden color, topped with a decent and quickly settling white head. Malty aroma, some nice and easily picked up fruity notes also here, as well as some caramel. The taste starts sweet, but soon a rather strong bitterness kicks in. Still, very drinkable and enjoyable.
JoshuaStranger (189) - - OCT 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an hazy deep orange with white head. Aroma is fruity hoppy. Taste is some malts,slightly fruity,lots of bitterness.