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Brewed by Oakham
Style: English Strong Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Occasional. Has also been brewed at 7% and 8%
Fruit notes and elder flower on aroma. Taste of ripe red berries and citrus fruit, with a long, bitter, fruity finish.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13833) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
Cask conditioned at Merton Summer B.F ’08. Bright gold with white head. Full on crisp hoppy beer, heady alcohol with a grapefruity, lemon hop character and a skinny apple note in the malty body. Good and dry with a nice tartness. A big beer, well done.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Half pint from the brewpub: poured orange yellow with a fizzy white head. Earthy hop aroma with light candyish notes. Mild earthiness in the flavor with some citrus and a bit of sourness. Doesnt taste like 7.2%. Smooth bitter finish. Okay.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2008
Cask at the King William IV, Nottingham. This is another excellent pale beer from Oakham; the aroma suggests tropical fruit, which is also highly evident in the flavour as well as pear and coconut. Its palate is smooth and creamy. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Cask, Charters, Peterborough (7.5%). Same pale shining clarity and frothy m/f as the Inferno somehow. Persistent and lacy. Drinks silkily like a Belgian. Nose of heady apple, citrus, custardy apple sauce sweetness. Nice. Lethally smooth concoction of lemony hop and creamy malt, with only a gnaw of almond hinting at the ABV. Still the signature crisp hopping shines through. One of the few genuinely nice cask English beers at this strength Ive encountered.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vintagefergie (21) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2007
Very nice, Fruity, fresh aroma. Drinks superbly. great summery ale 6% but still very drinkable, dark straw in colour, hints of green fruit and burnt sugar. Great

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2007
On draught at The Coronet, Holloway Rd. Clear golden colour, frothy head. Fruity hop aroma. Flavours are a good blend of fruity hops and toffee malts. Raisins and apples are there, too. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2005
Cask (hand pulled) at the Babington Arms, Derby. This was 7.5% ABV on the occasion I tried it. Innocent gold body, disguised alcohol, touch of the Lockets cough drops to it. Quite yummy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4425) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2005
Hand pulled at the Bartons Arms, Birmingham. Golden beer, with a very loose froth head. Looked and smelt like a Golden. In fact, it tasted much like a Golden too, but a good one, with a nettley, crushing bitterness to finish. Never clocked this as a Barley, never even clocked it as being 7.5%. Enjoyed it though - cut through the spiciness of my accompanying Thai meal a treat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17684) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2005
Cask at Oakham Brewery Tap, Peterborough. Does not taste as strong as it is. I had it with a Thai meal and did not realise its strength until I was trying to diffuse the hot chilli sauce, by swigging this like JHB. Found out half way through the meal that I was a bit wobbly. Got the usual Oakham citric hop flavours but a bit more metallic

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2004
I love most Oakham beers, but not this one. The aroma is inviting of fruit and citrus hops, but the flavour is like cough mixture, honey and lemon style! The alcohol is also a bit noticeable and overall the flavours just dont gel for me at all. (cask at Worcester beer festival)


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