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

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RATINGS: 202   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!


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mentalmind (43) - - AUG 16, 2014
Very nice head with good belgian lace. Golden color. Good aroma with some citrus. Good bittery bite in the end.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours almost clear deep golden with a big nice looking white head. Aroma is weak fruity, peach. Taste is more hop oriented, slick and smooth creamy mouthfeel. Light sweet malty body, refreshing weak crisp hops, dry long finish, nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Cask at staggs bar. Pours clear amber, nose is tropical fruit, caramel, taste is sweet, light, dry, bitter toffee.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MikeTheRocker (9) - Gävle, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015 does not count
Bottle at Dino’s Restaurant and Pub in Mariehamn, Åland, Finland sep-14. Intense bitterness in USA-style, lots and lots of citrushoppyness. Too much for me though. A medium beer with too heavy citrtus bitterness. All other tastes disappears.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (640) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2015
0.5 bottle. Clear, gold color and a small, white head. Delicate aroma of mango, pineapple, and some spices. Taste is quite delicate, fruity, somewhat hoppy but with no recognizable characteristics. Medium body, slick texture, and flat carbonation. Finish is pleasant and soothing but medium long at best, also quite hoppy. Overall a standard blond ale, nothing to put in a spotlight apart from its hoppy bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edsspoon (672) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malvrich (63) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoshRaburn (56) - - JAN 7, 2015
Heavily hopped, pale beer. Showcase for some hop or other. Nice and fresh tasting due to lack of pasteurisation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2411) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2014
500ml bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 07-09-2014.
BBD: 09-Dec-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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (374) - - DEC 25, 2014
Malty with caramel, toffee coming through followed by a severely good bitter finish. An excellent British style ale. Rated by BrewTom

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sad24 (197) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 Bottle from co-op. Nice hoppy aroma. Froffy creamy head. Nice hoppy aroma. Clearly American hops. Very oakham Ales, which is a good thing.


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