Brewed by Oakham
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Peterborough, England


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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask: Regular (previously Occasional). Also available bottled at 4.8% - filtered but unpasteurised.
Tart gooseberry and soft peach on the nose. Gooseberries and fruit to taste, before an intense bitterness that’s as sharp as a macaw’s screech!

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dj (625) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. A slightly cloudy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of spicy hops. Flavour has roasted malt, biscuit, bitter grapefruit. A bitter lemon pith finish. Not liking this at all.

beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
pale, golden, clear, white foam, nice head that leaves lacing on the glass, medium bitterness, light body, average carbonation, bitter, sharp, honeyed peach flavour from american summit and amarillo hops. Didn’t like it from waitrose bottle £2.15.

gegwilson (3784) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottle from B&M Stockton. An amber beer with a white head. Quite a lot of flavour to this. Bitter with pine notes. Refreshing and tasty.

Kita (2209) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear deep golden color with large rocky off-white head, great lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of fruity hops, peach, berries and mild malt. Taste starts with light sweet toasted malt and biscuit notes, fresh fruity following, tart mouthfeel and heavy bitter finish with pleasant long aftertaste. Full body, slick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Wow, that was really pungent birdie...

jjsint (3425) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Cask @ Engineers Arms, Henlow. Amber, almost copper. Little head. Slightly muted aroma: grape, grass and malt. Sharp bitterness throughout. A hint of fruity sweetness is present but overpowered. Not the most exciting in Oakham’s stable. Good enough but I wouldn’t go out of my way to have it again.

suurjuust (3674) - ESTONIA - APR 2, 2014
Clear golden yellow, medium to small white head. Nose is straw, malt, fruity hops, caramel sweetness in the background. Flavour is similar to the nose, with very nice crisp hoppiness. Refreshing.

danlo (3176) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
500ml bottle, 4.8%. Clear orangey gold amber colour, foam white head leaving some lacing and aroma of tropical fruit, peach & citrus hop. Taste is biscuity malt caramel with zesty gooseberry and grapefruit hoppy bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, light bodied, medium carbonation, lingering dry back of throat bitter finish. Very drinkable.

Martin243 (1214) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
500 ml bottle from B&M. Poured cold into a large San Miguel tasting glass. Greengage and cat pee aroma. Orangey gold body with a generous white head producing lacing down the glass. Typical Oakham American hops, delivering apricots and Olde English Marmalade flavour balanced by some Demerara sweetness from the malt, which is then shouldered aside by an assertive bitter finish. Medium bodied, sticky texture, prickly carbonation. Pleasingly robust for a blond ale. Candy in the eructation.

tillmac62 (756) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Pours a clear light medium amber with a very nice head and lacing that retains quite well. Nose is of light sweet fruit, mostly peach, against a subtle toast malt essence. The body is light medium in texture coupled with a normal level of carbonation. The flavor profile is well balanced and quite nice. It begins with a fruit hop flavor, mostly peach, over a toast/biscuit sweetness. It then progresses to a well crafted level of bitterness - not too bold, but just right to arouse the taste buds. It finishes with a slightly citrus bitterness that lingers that is somewhat crisp. An excellent English use of Amarillo and Summit hops.

Marduk (8206) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Hops, grassy, mild caramel in aroma. Mild metallic, sweet, cake, vanilla in taste. Medium bitter aftertaste.

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