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Oakleaf Reindeer’s Delight

Brewed by Oakleaf
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Gosport, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Seasonal - Christmas.
A red festive ale bursting with fruit and hop flavours that are balanced with malt and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours amber with a light haze, thin white ring of head. Aromas of toffee, malt, raisins and sultanas. Taste is sweet, candied peel, more sultanas. Thin body, sweet finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3080) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Cask by handpump at 3 Judges, Glasgow - clear amber, non-existent white head, minimal lacing, mild malty, fruity aroma, toffee, grapefruit, well balanced, clean finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at the Market Porter.
A lovely bright amber colour but no head. Really good Oakleaf hoppy stuff all round. Plenty of citrussy grapefruit character and some really good earthy malt in the background. Really well balanced finish. A straight forward bitter really. Just brimming with grapefruit bitterness and excellent earthy malt. Great length. Great balance. Good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5522) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
500ml Bottle - Amber with a slight haze. Toffee, fruity and hops in the aroma with some grapefruit also featuring. Hoppy and fruity taste with biscuit and grapefruit featuring strongly. A pleasant bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2008
Bottle. Muddy brown appearance which was quite off putting. Flat with no life whatsoever. Some fruitiness with bitterness gradually sinking through. Improve the appearance and put a bit of life and this would have been a decent bottled beer. But it was not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14120) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
500ml bottle from Realale.com at Ealing BF 07. Cloudy muddy red/brown colour. Thick lasting beige head. Hop aroma is lovely. Full in mouth. Very good, red berry, full bitter. Sherberty hop aroma. Malts come through too. I really like Oakleaf beers, although it started well, it became poor. Some chalkyness. Starts well, but this chalky mouthfeel is not good and lasts into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2007
Bottle. Hazy, deep amber with a nice offwhite head. Lots of caramel and fruit hitting the nose. Caramel flavours with a good fruity middle and a long, hoppy finish. Medium to full body. This beer should keep Rudolf happy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2006
BCA (From Bitter Virtue). Copper coloured.Really inviting orangey hop aroma which sits well with the biscuity malts. Some fruitiness in the mouth but this is fairly dry withj a nice rounded bitterness. Simple throughout but delicious. Not particularly christmassy but I’m sure rudolf would love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2004
Cask@The Evening Star, Brighton. Not really Christmasy. Just a nice hoppy pale cask ale. Some grainy malt, with some orange/citrus in the finish, finishes dry and earthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
Nice fruity hoppy aroma. Copper with a white head. Malty, slightly fruity. Very fresh taste. Medium bodied. Nice.

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