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Brewed by Brakspear (Marstons)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
"The Oxfordshire Beer"
Previously sub-titled "Organic Beer"
Ingredients: Pale & Crystal malts; Styrian Golding, Golding, Fuggle and Admiral hops
Brakspear Oxford Gold is a remarkably zesty brew, with fresh, citrussy aromas and a firm, fruity flavour. Pale ale malts provide the beer with its gold-gilt shimmer, spruced by a hatful of crystal malts to give body, texture and a delicate honey’d wrap.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1891) - Phuket, THAILAND - JAN 3, 2008
Looks the goods – glowing light brown and a thick creamy head. Chunky lacing too. Nose is fairly typical with caramel and fruit and the faintest herbal hop kick. Palate structure is very soft, drier than expected, and perhaps the fruit flavours are a touch dilutive. Carbonation is relatively low, but I can’t help but feel in this case the beer could have done with a touch more lift.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle from LCBO. Hazy orange body with a moderate foamy white head that fades (3+). Sweet tropical fruit aroma, hint of honey. Pleasant light bitterness throughout, fruit character, more tropical notes. Pale melt foundation. (6+) Palate is on the fuller side of average. (3+) Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
Very strong distinct scent Odd hops some spice and something sweet. Nice hazy orange pour with a light head. Strong hoppy taste with some cinamon. A bit of flowers. A little too much bitterness but a good brew.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3717) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2007
Bottle pint:Hazy orange coloured bitter, if i got it right, taste light souries and hints of sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2271) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
bottled sample via gregclow. Slightly hazy orange with moderate carbonation. Surprisingly citric aromas with notes of lemon, leaves, and earth. More of that earthy-leafy element in the mouth, along with more orange like citrus. The malts come in right at the end, and taste very pilsner malt-like. Moderate bitterness. Fairly good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5693) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2008 Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow/orange color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention but some good lacing. Aroma consists of fruity ester with some floral malt. Taste is a mix between some floral malt with some nice fruity ester and a medium sweet hoppy finish. Medium body with some medium carbonation. Well done overall for the style and appears reasonably fresh which is always welcome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2007
Bottle conditioned from the LCBO. A nice non-too-bitter bitter, with a crisp taste. The pour yields a cloudy copper pint topped with a frothy white head. A fresh, hoppy aroma greets the nose enticingly. The taste is not too complex, but quenching, with a mild hop body supported by malt and citrus. A perfect summer beer, and the sort of bitter that is under appreciated on this site.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Mild but pleasant hoppy aroma along with caramel malt and fruit -- simple but nice. Somewhat watery flavour of light Goldings hops backed by malt and fruit and a mild, short bitter finish. Medium bodied. This could definitely use more flavour, it seems to get less flavourful as you drink it -- still, there’s nothing bad here and I could drink many.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3078) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle from the LCBO. Hazy copper with a wispy head. Pleasant aroma - biscuity malt, a hint of caramel, grass & lemon - surprisingly fresh aroma considering how long it sat in the LCBO warehouse. Nice mouthfeel, very soft. Solid and well-balanced flavour, with the Goldings really coming through nicely in the finish. Tasty stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12396) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2007
A hazy amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, light hops, biscuit, and yeast. In mouth, a rather nice crisp malt, yeast, and crisp hops. very English. Some lactic notes develop as beer warms up. Medium bodied. A very good offering from the LCBO.


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