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Brewed by Oakham
Style: English Strong Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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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3.5
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.

3.5
RichTheVillan (8042) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Cask at Birmingham Beer Festival; clear golden amber pour with a frothy white head, citrus aroma, taste is bitter with some citrus fruit.

2.8
lusikka (7819) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Cask @ OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki. Rated on 19.10.2013. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of grains, apricot, grass and alcohol. Flavour of grainy malts, grass, grains, citrus, bread and some tartness. Light bodied, soft carbonation and a citrusy tart finish. Weird.

3.9
chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2004
A big beer for such a pale colour. I pretty much agree with Joeh on this one - definite Belgian tripel feel, with lots of resiny US style hops up front. Some sweet malt on the palate, but its not too sticky and there’s plenty of hop in there to provide balance throughout, finishing up with some citric bitterness too. Brash, but impressive. Cask (gravity dispense) at Bedford Beer Festival 2004.

3.5
mjs (7532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2010
(Cask at Gallows Real Ale Fest ’10) Poured pale golden without a head. Aroma contained hops, fruitiness and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, hops, fruitiness, citricness and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter.

3.3
BlackHaddock (7518) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Pheasant, Wellington Shropshire on 25th Sep 2014. Pale golden body with a white crown. Fairly sweet yet citrusy feel to both the aroma and taste. Lemon and pineapple flavours combine and contradict each other while the alcohol hides in the background.

3.2
tiong (7452) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Cask @ OlutExpo 2013

Pours yellow with a small head. Aroma of citrusy fruity notes, malts and spices. Taste is smooth, malty and fruity with notes of spices and citrus. Finish is smooth and sticky with some spices. A bit unbalanced.

3.8
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Fin’s excellent Merton Beer Festival.
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.

2.7
jookos (6908) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
[email protected] Yellow hazy. Estery nose. Some ripe banana, some yeast. Full bdied, slight oily. Doesn’t really feel that boozy, but does feel like getting it boozy was more important than flavour here. Like kilju with some finesse.

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3.2
berkshirejohn (6588) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2011
Cask at Our Mutual Friend, Stevenage. Straw with a thin cream head; sweet and grainy aroma; smooth oily texture, swet and grainy flavour with a hint of tropical fruit; the finish is dry with some quinine bitterness and warming, spicy, alcohol. More of a Barley Wine in my opinion.


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