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Oakham Twenty Years

 (RETIRED)
overall
97
97
style
Formerly brewed at Oakham
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Peterborough, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 4.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10210) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Cask conditioned at Charters Bar, Peterborough, Cambs. Gold with white head. Full, hoppy beer, refreshing with loads of dry hoppiness. Citrus, grapefruit and kiwi fruit. Long on the palate. Terrific.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8068) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Cask, Swan & Rushes, Leicester. Golden brown with minimal foam. Aromas are biscuit and toffee base malts with toasted character. Black tea with floral low pine and the usual fruity hops; grapefruit, apricot, pineapple and mango with lemon. Flavours are quite malty and sweet for an Oakham brew with chewy toffee and toast. Bitter lemon and grapefruit with woody, green pine and mixed tropical fruit. Smooth on the palate with a peppery, dry tea finish. Has quite a resinous, herbal finish. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 Gravity, Tamworth BF, 06/09/13. Smells like Kelly Brook’s armpit. The left one. Slight marbled white over pale brilliant orange. Hop magnificence bristling with perfume and stewed, sweat-like greenery; ganja, curry leaf and grapefruit. Biscuits in deep deep expensive tea. It really does hum of armpit. Smooth full body. Was considering tipping a little (been running, it’s lunchtime, long day ahead full of intoxication and engagements..) but to do so would be a reprehensible act of sacrilege.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3806) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
Cask at Wellington, Birmingham. Delicious. Outstanding. You take it for granted that Oakham will continually produce these beautiful hoppy beasts, but by Jove the quality is good. This has ideal sweet/sour combination: like a shoe. The finish teeters towards sickly, but then swerves and becomes celestial. Love.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3095) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Cask at the St Albans beer festival 2013. Aroma is tea citrus and hedgerow hop. Golden colour thin white head. Flavour has juocy peach and tangerine. Some caramel malt. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2868) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
Cask at The Wellington; golden amber pour with foamy white head, resinous pine aroma, pine taste and some nettles a hint of grapefruit decent level of bitterness, excellent stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (2860) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2013
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear golden amber, thin white head, lovely grapefruit, citrusy aroma, thin film of lacing, citrus hop flavour, beautifully balanced with raisiny maltiness, dry bitter hop finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2011) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
Cask at St Albans beer festival 2013, Herts. A golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, tropical fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, malty, slightly bitter and rich. 2 pints of this went down very quickly, this is my kind of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Cask at St Albans Beer Festival 2013. Poured a clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma of floral hops, lemongrass and sweet mango. Tropical fruit flavours with grapefruit hops and caramel. Finishes with nicely balanced with hop resins, biscuity malt and golden syrup sweetness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
Hand pulled cask at the Farmers Boy, St. Albans. I was delighted to see this here, as it had sold out on my visit to the Peterborough BF two weeks earlier. A 20th anniversary celebration beer from my favourite brewery had to be something special and this certainly did not disappoint. Clear gold with a lively unsparkled collar. Pungent exotic US hop aroma followed by the magnificent balance of a multi layered tropical fruit hop profile and clean juicy malts, that so few breweries seem to come close to. Stunning! I’d also like to recommend the Farmers Boy which always seems to stock a selection of Oakham cask beers (4 on this occasion) as well as a house beer brewed out the back at the consistently creative Verulam brewery.


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