MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Fin’s excellent Merton Beer Festival.Fin (10820) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2008
Bright gold with a thin white head and good condition. The aroma is a fantastic blend of old school Tipex thinner, pear drops, massive fruity hops, plenty of sweet alcohol and yet a peppery dryness. Flavour is similar but just doesn’t quite sit right. Still good though and the alcohol is pretty wel hidden. Lots of pear in the finish with some eventual alcohol. Thick and juicy but not at all cloying. This split us all at the festival but I was one of those who really liked it.
Cask, gravity dispense at Merton Summer Beer Festival July 18th and 19th 2008 (Yet another beer that I had on the Saturday morning when all was quite and after icing up , this was quite nice for breakfast at 07:30) Honey and hop dominate the nose of this almost straw coloured very light beer with a white foamy head sat atop. In a blind tasting I think that I would fail miserably at guessing the strength of this beer as it drank like a session ale. A nice floralness about this along with diluted honey and a delicate bitterness., its not a world beater and not even close to the best that Oakham can do but that aside its actually pretty good.. imdownthepub (15129) - 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. 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. Doesn’t taste like 7.2%. Smooth bitter finish. Okay. 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.
DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr 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 I’ve encountered. 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 thebeertourist (5189) - 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 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. DanielBrown (4528) - 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.