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Oakham Taipan

Formerly brewed at Oakham
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Peterborough, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cask, Special;
This new beer has been brewed exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival and is copper in colour with a fruit-resin aroma and a flavour of rich, hoppy fruit. Hints of berries, carried on a background of biscuit malt, result in a satisfying, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2011
Hand pulled at the Briar Rose (JDW), Birmingham. A killer from the off. Smells great and the flavour holds right from lips to liver. Very similar in taste to SNPA, but the rich, piney flavour holds even better and is richer and more balanced. A snip of orange peel, a nip of lime. Very good. Oakham really are the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Clear, amber-gold pour with a filmy head. Pungent pine and grapefruit aroma - gorgeous. Pretty sweet, juicy with traces of honey, rife with bitter citrus and grass and pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky, juicy hop finish with resin and earth, slightly offset by a nice malt sweetness. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2011
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford, in the ’Spoons Festival ’11. Amber with a small white head. Citric aroma, and sweet, gentle flowery taste with hints of spiciness and tropical fruit. Traces of marmalade too. Some bitterness. Immensely easy drinking, but with an interesting, absorbing and slightly exotic subtlety. Only my third Festival beer, but unlikely to be bettered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2011
Cask handpull at Thomas Ingoldsby JDW Canterbury. Deepish copper amber colour. Lasting beige head. Strong resiny peppery hoppy aroma. Tasty enough in the mouth with enough malt to support the hop but not enough to make it too sweet. Lovely sherbert white pepper hop finish. Lovely beer mind. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1288) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
Hand pulled cask at several Spoons pubs during the spring BF. Amber with a good unsparkled white collar. Good Oakham signature citrus resinous hop hit, which as ever, perfectly balances a quality clean malt base - without a hint of astringency. Nothing wrong with this beer at all and just what I want to see when there are no festival ticks on offer when arriving at the pub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
Cask at the Capitol, Forest Hill. Copper coloured pour with an off-white head. Nice nose of peaches, mangoes, kiwi fruit. Refreshes the nasal passages somewhat. Fruit filled flavours of peach skins, pear, yellow melon and mango. Very nicely balanced. Extremely nice fruity tang in the mouthfeel. Long, lingering citrus fruit finish. Very refreshing indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
Brewed exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival Pours a copper golden color with a full head leaving nice lacing. Aroma of fruit, peaches, grapefruit, toffee biscuits and berries. Tastes are similar, more citrus less toffe and a biscuity finish that is dry but with a zing to it. Smooth as can be but again most beers off cask are this way. Overall the complexity and drinkability are fantastic, subtle like many great British Beers but full of flavor. a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bullit (4428) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2011
Cask @ Esquire House, JDW. Copper colour, off-white thin head. Aroma is hoppy, citric, piny, caramel. Flavour is well malted, hoppy, fruity, medium bodied. Dry and fruity finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4365) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2011
Cask @ The Society Room. Strong hoppy aroma. Medium brown colour with a reasonable head. Spicy hoppy flavour. Smooth lingering aftertaste. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2011
cask at standing order ... amber ... creamy off white head ... sweet zezty citrus fresh bright hop nose ... light oily lemon ... juicy sweet ... sherbert ... loads of citrus ... fresh and lovely ....

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