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Brewed by Oakham
Style: Bitter
Peterborough, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - January & February.
Beautiful tarnished copper in colour. Tempting you with delicate roast malt flavours and an alluring blackcurrant/citrus fruit aroma.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
17th February 2010
On tap somewhere! Clear amber beer. Slightly dry light palate. Fresh and reasonably hoppy. Nice blend of orange and a little grapefruit. Fruity, pleasant and refreshing. Neutral finish. Just a little bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Cask at the Rake (Oakham mini-fest), 7th Feb 2011. Orange amber with a thin but lacy head. Grainy malts and some fruit sweetness on the nose. Surprisingly heavy palate and toasty malt taste (with fruit too). Decently dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1508) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 Cask. Babelas, Leicester. I think this was near the end of the barrel or something. Medium white head. Amber body. Aroma is alcohol, hops, fruits, apples, sugar. Very bitter. I like. Hints of sweetness. Dry on the finish. 6 3 7 3 13. Rerate. Same place. Tight medium white head. Good lacing. Amber copper body. Very bitter with sweet notes. Hops, brown sugar, spruce, grass, lemon, fruity, citrus. Dry finish. Soft mouthfeel. Always high standards from Oakham but this is not one of my favourites 7 3 8 3 13 Second rating was in tip top condition so that one sticks.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3814) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2011
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Ruddy orange bitter. Fizzy, fluffy in the mouth. Buttered nectarine hops, with front and back double glazing. Really delicious. Awesomely drinkable in such a matter of fact way, that you might as well be washing your car, naked, on a sunny Sunday morning. "Daddy, can we go to Deville Park?" "No son, the roast potatoes are almost done."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 15/02/2010 Hop aroma. Golden bronze coloured hoppy and fruity with a citrus flavour. Pale with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a floral malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8070) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2010
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Golden brown with a small off-white head. Aromas are perfumed and floral with grapefruit and woody notes. Flavours are dry, bitter and peppery with plenty of grapefruit. Some malts come through but this about hops. Simple but good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7409) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
Cask, gravity at Merton Winter Beer Festival 06-01-10 Pours warm gold with a spicy hoppy nose. There is a real spiciness in the mouth, I get something like ginger but others aren’t getting this, some bitterness comes through, there is a little tangerine and maybe a nod to some grapefruit. Really nice stuff, this was another popular beer A7 A4 F7 P4 Ov14 3.6

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10226) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2010
Cask conditioned at Merton Winter Beer Fest 2010. Amber to copper with white head. A great start to the Festival for me, cheers Ang. Toasty roasted malts, almost muffin like with a background sweetness lead into a citrus and then complex hop, quite zingy and very pleasant. Orangey fruits and pith without getting tart. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4247) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2010
Cask@Criterion, Leicester. Dark bronze beer with a hopped and lightly toffee aroma, and the flavour is weakly roasted. Overall an average bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1326) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 1, 2009
Cask at Chelmsford Winter BF. Golden-orange color with a beautiful grapefruit-citrus nose that smells to me like America. Juicy flavor but really quite bitter, long sticky-hop-bitter aftertaste. Citric tongue-coater and I like it.


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