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

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - September & October. Originally brewed as a Special for Peterborough beer festival 2009.
Pharaoh’s Gold in colour with an aroma rich with kiwi fruit. A powerful taste of lime zest and citrus flavours yield to a hop resin background, before you pay homage to a long, bitter finish that’s drier than a camel’s toe!

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3.2
jmgreenuk (10002) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 4, 2016
Cask at the Rail Ale Festival Chesterfield, 2016. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is yeasty, light hop. The flavour is light bitter with a light watery hop, light citrus palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
Theydon_Bois (20632) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Cask at Rail Ale ’16, 20/05/16. Clear golden blonde with a decent off white head. Nose is bitter orange, straw, bread, spice, pale malts. Taste comprises soft bread, orange peel, light spice, straw, lemon rind. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with earthy hop bitterness. Decent ... rather hoppy for an ESB !

3.2
RichTheVillan (8248) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Cask at Chesterfield Rail Ale Jolly with RB crew; clear yellow pour with a frothy white head, biscuit malt aroma and red fruits, taste has robust malts, and a hint of fruity English hop action.

3.4
jjsint (3493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Handpull cask from the Regal (JDW), Cambridge. Mid-gold with a loose and clingy white head. Grapefruit and pithy lemon aroma with a hint of washing up liquid. Bitter taste with a soapy astringency in the finish. A trifle messier than Oakham’s average golden, and part of me wonders why 87% of Oakham beers are of a similar style. But taken on its own merit this is worth drinking.

3.5
BeerViking (5046) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Cask/gravity at the 2016 Kingston beer festival. Pale gold with a fluffy coarse head, good condition, tropical fruit and lemon zest nose, fruity and lightly malty-sweet with an almost acrid bitterness overlaid. Very nice.

3.6
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
11th September 2009
Cask at Chapel Beer Festival. Very slight haze on this pale gold beer. Light crisp palate. Smooth and juicy hops. Sweetish pineapple, grapefruit and other yellow fruits. More sweet than bitter until the aftertaste when it turns pretty bitter. Fresh and tasty!

3.6
Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Cask at the Rake, 21st Sept 2010. Golden straw colour with not much head. Dry, quite light aroma. Intense grassy hops in the mouth with lemon and ganja hints. Very dry lemony finish. Not too heavy, very drinkable.

3.8
harrisoni (19336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
Cask at St Albans BF 2010. Been waiting ages to try this. Pale gold. Twards the end of the barrel. Quite ascetic hop aroma but just right side of sharp. Yes not a lot of condition, makes a difference. Bu the hops are indestructable. Hoppy, sharp and palate dancing. Hoppy as hell. Lovely sharp and bitter beer.

3.2
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2010
HP-The Beerhouse,BSE,golden with no head,aroma of strong grapefruit,and fruit cocktail,taste of grapefruit,hops pine,lemon.

4.2
DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2010
The Pub, Leicester. Brilliant gold, uneven white top. A beer in rare condition. Stewed green mango, lemon zest, pissy toilet rug aroma of huge beauty. Still, creamy, shot through with soft tropical pink/green fruit-aromatised cream, harshened with grapefruit and nut husk. More bollocks and balance than Mikkeller’s single hop IPAs. Honeyed white toast and cashew. Getting very close to total beer.


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