leaparsons (10554) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Cask, The Criterion, Leicester. Pale gold with a thin head. Aromas are biscuit and grain with mellow lemon and white grape. Clean hops with hints of lime and candy sugar. Flavours are sweet grain with candy sugar and bitter lemon and grapefruit. Green lime rind with clean grassy notes. Low woody pine with a pithy, dry finish. Another good Oakham. DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Big shining pint at The Wellington, Brum, 14/03/14. Brilliant gold slicked finely with white. Nose west coast peach and pine, some old lime and furry dampness. Lean lime-driven bitterness over crackery pale malt, pine resin, dabs of honey. Lingers with chaff and soapy bitterness. Tastes like surplus wedding reception Citra left in a water carrier on the patio for 3 weeks. I should know. Pretty good.
RichTheVillan (7856) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Cask at The Wellington; clear straw yellow pour, soapy white head, citrus aroma, taste has sharp citrus, a hint of soap, honey and some lemon. DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Cask @ The Slug and Lettuce, Leicester. Very pale golden beer. Aroma is lovely- grapefruit and grassy. Taste is nice- citrus and bitter hoppiness. Could perhaps do with a bit more body. Oakham are awesome though.
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Cask @ Brewery Tap, Peterborough. Light gold, ever so slightly cloudy. Intense aroma of grapefruit and gooseberry. Taste doesn’t quite live up: bitter with an interesting salty edge. Bitter finish, perhaps too much so. Don’t get me wrong, this is a good beer. However it is a shade to similar to its stronger and superior cousins (Bishop, Citra etc).
mr_h (5551) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at State Bar, Glasgow - straw coloured with a slight haze, sharp grapefruit aroma, good lacing, bitter grapefruit, dry hoppy finish, flavoursome but could do with a greater malt presence ladnewton (1964) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Cask at CBC, Clerkenwell on 18th January 2014. Gold with thin white head and scant lacing. Sharp grapefruit aroma. Grassiness and sharp grapefruit in-mouth and a citric finish. Engaging texture and medium body. Theydon_Bois (19537) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Cask at the CP&K Pimlico, Passporttoville, 29/01/14.
Clear pale golden with a moderate off white cover that retains well, good semi glass lacing ensues.
Nose is orange, lemon sherbet, earthy hoppage, light grapefruit, bread dough.
Taste comprises lemon rind, citric tinged straw, pithy orange, less tropical fruit than on the nose.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, earthy grass driven hoptical goings on as the curtain falls.
Top notch GB, Oakham doing what they do best! McNeillR (2315) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Super pale golden with a crumbled white head. Bright floral nose, to an extent - fishy/sterile. Initilal taste is steely tear of bitterness and the most listless malt I’ve gasped from Oakham but for a reason. Timely quench towards the finish, I think this could taste a lot worse. Grating lemon zest linger. This would do well session-style. imdownthepub (14556) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
Cask, Malt & Hops, Leith
Cask conditioned at The Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Pale gold with white head. Unusually for an Oakham beer this was quite a mashy, grainy beer at the start, quite malty and bitter. It was redeemed by a spruce, resinous hop note that shone through the cereal notes and made a reasonable beer. It’s ok.