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


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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fairwater (143) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerNinjaUK (51) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle from Beer52. Pours a rich amber with small frothy chalky head which dissipates without lacing. Fairly weak aroma of sweet grapefruit. Taste of resin with strong hops, citrus flavours and a slight hint of coriander. Great balanced flavour with long lasting hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (828) - - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle from Beer52. Aroma is fruity and sharp. Taste is bitter and a crisp. tingly and medium. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (4738) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at CPK, London. It pours a clean golden color with small tan head. Aroma is citrus peel, floral, apricots, caramel malts, resin. Taste has some grassy resinous bitterness, some caramel malt sweetness, some light stone fruit and a crisp clean citric finish. Medium bodied with soft to good carbonation. Overall, tasty golden

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (2147) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Cask at Hopinn, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours golden with white head. Light fruit, nice malt balance. A little bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2727) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2015
At just on cool and into a snifter. Bright and shimmering; a deep amber, still in appearance and donned by a messy, inch of frothy off-white foam that daubs a thick lace. Well there is gooseberry and peach on the nose, as is hints of green peppercorn, fresh baked Anzac biscuit, leafy green herbs, lemon peel and nettles. Palate has a candyish quality with a piercing floral backend. Quite tart and tight managing to hold juicy and sour fruit against spicy herbs, flower petals, toasted malts and a touch of burnt sugar. All is a little muddled but comes together in the finish where there is a whiff of smoke. Body is light but it sits heavy in the stomach so one was enough. Didn’t quite get into this one. (50cL, 4.8% ABV, BB 30/09/15, Luckies Liquor, East Vic. Park)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tsekouratos (560) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - AUG 21, 2015
Golden color, clear, with a thin white head. Aromas of pine, malts, some fruits. Taste is medium bitter with pine, fruits, light caramel and malt tones. Light body with light to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (9017) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle at KØ 15. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, bitterness, malt and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Cask at the Draper’s Arms, Peterborough. Golden-amber with a thick white head. Grapefruit and tropical fruits up front with some flowers and a touch of pine following. Plenty of hops here, but still a good balance of sweet malt against the bitterness. Very tasty, very drinkable, very more-ish. Oakham do make this sort of beer very well indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2015
Cask @ Bon Accord. Golden colour, off white head. Nose is light fruity, dish cloth, bit sour. Flavour is light malty, light fruity, low bitterness, a bit juicy. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodbod (105) - SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Pint at the Bon Accord. Big hit of bitter hops, not floral or fruity. Light, fresh body, long bitter finish. Excellent

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