Theydon_Bois (21512) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012 leaparsons (10866) - Wigston, Leicestershire, - JUL 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Amber with a beige foam. Aromas are toffee and weetabix with cookie dough and spices. Light grapefruit with low chocolate and pine. Floral with ripe pear. Flavours are sweet toffee and bready yeast with raisins and Autumn fruit. Earthy with nice spices and medicinal aspects Dry with grapefruit bitterness to finish. A good solid special bitter.
Cask at The Merchants Inn, Rugby - 25/07/12.
Amber with off-white head.
Sweet caramel malt, toffee and dark dried fruits on the nose.
Ripe fruits in the flavour, toffee, bready.
Medium bodied with a lingering biterness. DanielBrown (4567) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Orange, no head. Smells tart. Primarily dry, with some quince and marmalade. In any case there is some fruit before the bitter finish, full of UK hop. Pleasant. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
[email protected]imdownthepub (15528) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Cat Brewery Tap, Norwich. Deep amber colour, not too much head. Aroma is caramel, spices, peas and some floral notes. Flavour is wooden, grainy, some peas as well as some grassy notes.
Cask conditioned at The Fat Cat, Norwich. Copper with white head. Good crisp hoppy beer, a fair depth to the malty body, sharp, biscuity with an oaky, woody character. Lasting bitterness, really pretty decent. sm89walt (2082) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2012
Cask (gravity) - The Fat Cat Brewery Tap, Norwich. Poured with almost no head & a clear copper coloured body. Malty sweet & a bit muted with some raisin, bready, toffee malts and grapefruit hop coming through. Some green hoppiness too. Medium-ish body, soft mouthfeel though firmish on the tongue, finishing with a medium length & intensity bitterness. Pretty nice, bittersweet throughout and better than many run of the mill bitters but perhaps not quite of the calibre I’ve come to expect from Oakham.