thechobgoblin (10) - - JUL 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One critism I have of Oakham is that when they make an ale of this ilk, unless Iím having two types consequtively, I canít tell them apart. However, when they taste this good, who am I to moan?
RichardW (1451) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled from Glug Newcastle. This is stunning. Beautiful tropical fruit aroma and flavour, soft semi sweet palate with light caramel. Peppery traces give a fine tang at the back of the throat and thereís warmth in the finish. Lovely amber colour, one of my favourites this year.
BiscuitMalt (1) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It stuns me that people donít 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.
ladnewton (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the Cambridge Blue, Cambridge on 3rd June 2011. Clear, amber-gold with thin white patchy film head and a little lacing. Rich grapefruit aroma, then rich and intense hoppiness in mouth - thick complex grapefruit and grass blend, and a grassy bitterness in the aftertaste. Full, whole-mouth engaging texture, and lingering grassy finish. Exquisite.
Fin (7257) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, gravity at The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge, 03.06.11 Pours golden with a bubbly white head, the first from the cask (I waited till this went on) it was just so fresh and crisp and it looked quite marvellous. Wonderful hoppy nose with a little malty sweetness. Crushingly bitter in the mouth with little stalactites forming little bitter droplets onto to the tongue to explode in a exotic fruity bitterbomb there is also a pithy grapefruit vein running through this, is this good? Not arf mate, stunning stuff once again from Oakham. I also had this again in the Live and Let Live, Cambridge, 03.06.11 just twenty or thirty minutes later it was just great. A8 A5 T9 P4 Ov17 4.3
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at The Anchor, Birmingham. Gold with white head. It does appear that Oakham love letting us taste the best of the hops and this is a perfect example. There is a light, sharp malty body, just a hint of baked biscuit, then a grapefruit peel, big hop flavour, tongue cleansing, bitter and dry. A wonderful beer and a great pub to drink it in.
MrFastard (3) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden colour with a sweetness yet the distinctive Oakham grapefruit bitter finish.More subtle than some of their pale brews,but just as enjoyable.Cask in The Mermaid ,St Albans
tampierre (741) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Clear amber color with smaller head ; Malt,caramel,floral,fruit and citrus aroma ; Lighter sweet and heavier bitter taste ; Bitter longer finish ; Medium body ; Superb Ale.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Fresh leaves and dew-covered pine needles are fraught with citrusy brightness before taking this engaging Golden Ale into a resinous hop finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the misty gold, drawing plenty of lacing on the pint glass.
-The mouthfeel is on this one is just perfect. Slick and slender, with superb drinkability.
-All flavours are clearly expressed.
-The aroma is not as revealing as the flavour profile.
-Drinkability is very high despite the intensity of the flavour profile.
-Stone-like minerals were present in the cask, but not nearly as much in the bottle. The filtering took care of most of it, I guess?
Bottle and on cask at Old Fountain.
Kita (977) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear deep golden color with large rocky off-white head, great lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of fruity hops, peach, berries and mild malt. Taste starts with light sweet toasted malt and biscuit notes, fresh fruity following, tart mouthfeel and heavy bitter finish with pleasant long aftertaste. Full body, slick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Wow, that was really pungent birdie...