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


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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 thats as sharp as a macaws screech!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fairwater (146) - Reading, Berkshire, - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose. I normally like Oakhams beers, and this was no exception. Bright amber in colour, fruity hoppy nose. Summer fruits and a lingering bitterness. Great level of carbonation - not too fizzy. Cracking beer. Must buy more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1482) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 29, 2016
Bit unclear, golden colored, small off white head. Aroma is of some pale malt, medium+ hoppy fruity peach, floral aroma. Taste is medium sweet pale malt, some caramel, light biscuit, medium peachy fruity, floral and less citrus aroma, medium bitterness, dry finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation, bit oily. (bottle, Pivoljub Ljubljana)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1621) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2016
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) on the 3rd November 2016. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear amber in colour with a thin white head. Weak malty aroma with notes of green apple and a slight hint of boiled eggs. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a digestive biscuit base with tart gooseberry fruit coming through in the mouth. Dry dusty hop resins impart a metallic tang to the bitter aftertaste but not cloyingly fortunately. Slight malt present in the weak finish with tart fruit still evident in the palate. Lacking in depth of flavour and complexity compared to other Blonde Ales at a similar ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (664) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear golden/light amber colour with a thin white head, good retention. Aroma: fruity, peach, gooseberry, caramel malt. Taste: tart citrus fruity, gooseberry, caramel, slight sweetness followed by a pronounced and lingering bitterness. Soft-medium carbonation, medium body, bitter aftertaste. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heidbummer (320) - SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2016
This is good. Pours gold with creamy head. Malty bready nose. Smooth mouthfeel. Lovely bitter crisp taste with sweet note on follow through. Stupidly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2891) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle from Waitrose , Bromley. Amber pour with a white head. Sweet fruit aroma. Sweet spice and fruit laden flavour. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcinG (608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2016
Butelka 500ml. Miedziany kolor. Piana mala, biala szybko zanika. W aromacie cytrusowe nuty na pierwszym planie,pozniej pojawiaha sie owoce trawa sosna ananasy. Karbonacja mala. W smaku cytrusy karmel orzechy owoce tropikalne. Swieze i bardzo pijalne.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (1392) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2016
1.50 special at the Crystal Palace - 10/10 for price to volume ratio! Pours semi-translucent gold with a bubbly small white head. Aroma is weak grass. Taste is citrus bitter, citrus sweet, grassy bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (2008) - FINLAND - SEP 30, 2016
Aroma is caramel and fruity. Flavour is medium sweet, fruity and medium to heavy sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1890) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 29, 2016
Handpump at Craft Beer Co - Covent Garden, London. Deep gold clear pour, off-white foam. Nose: English malt signature, a bit smoky kind of dusty room. Barley leftovers! Lovely! Mouth: Rich barley, easy drinking, oxidation (ripped cherries). Bitter aftertaste. England on forever! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4049) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2016
On tap at the Felix Holt, Nuneaton. Golden to Amber colour with a white head. Aroma malty caramel and grass. Taste sweet malt and bitter aftertaste. Medium body.

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