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


on tap

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RATINGS: 262   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mentalmind (59) - - AUG 16, 2014
Very nice head with good belgian lace. Golden color. Good aroma with some citrus. Good bittery bite in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12007) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle shared. Near clear golden orange with an off white head. Aroma of rich malt, caramel, herbal notes and light fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (9717) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2017
50cl bottle shared with friends vintage 2015. Medium white head. Very hazy golden pour. Past its prime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (4457) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle shared some time past best before date. Slight hazy golden with white head. Lots of lychees, sweet malts, light grass and herbs. Medium sweet and light bitter. I guess some of the bitterness has gone. Its still quite fruity though. Just medium bodied. Past its prime, but still not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (1226) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle. Golden in colour. Slight head. Very Fruity; grapefruit citrus, peach, lemon in the finish. Very Hoppy; citrusy hops, grassy notes, nice hop bitterness. Malty; pale malts, caramel. Bitter citrus fruity hoppy throughout becoming increasingly bitter into the dry finish. Very drinkable. Decent. (2014-04-29)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
m.mahu (114) - Iasi, ROMANIA - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours golden. Little head. Smells of pine and citrus. Tastes resinous and tangerines. Nice dry bitterness. Good, but not the best I tried from Oakham.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2978) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 13, 2016
50cl bottle. Light hazy gold to orange appearance. Thin white head. Medium bitterness. Light sweetness. Medium body. Aroma and flavour is hops, pine, orange, pineapple, light resin, light caramel, blueberries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1561) - 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 (1640) - 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 (735) - 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 (355) - 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.

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