Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Oakham Ales - Water of Forgetfulness



In Greek mythology, Lethe was one of the five rivers of Hades. Also known as the Ameles Potamos (river of unmindfulness), the Lethe flowed around the cave of Hypnos and through the Underworld, where all those who drank from it's waters experienced complete forgetfulness. Lethe was also the name of the Greek spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often identified. Its a cracking name for a real ale although I am obliged to advise readers of this blog to be Drink Aware and try to avoid complete oblivion and settle for mild amnesia instead.

Oakham Ales' Oakademy of Excellence has done us proud with this light ale style beer with an equally light fluffy head. An easily quaffed, refreshing beer with plenty of passion fruit, lychee and orange citrus flavours Water of Forgetfulness has a dry slightly salty, lingering finish. Perhaps not as strongly hopped as other Oakham ales but pleasant nonetheless with a 4.1% ABV a good session ale brewed specially for the month of June.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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