Brewed by Brakspear (Marston’s)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2008
[1016-20071230] 500mL (w/ jerc). Sweet mango pineapple hops and yeasty dough aroma. Hazy, brown orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Sweet tropical malt flavour has pineapple and grainy notes. Medium body. Sweetly mild beverage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2008
Aroma starts of with nice resiny hops but also some apricot or peach and a strangely lagerlike quality. Grainy or dishwashery perhaps... Flavour is mostly malts, a bit sweet really, with little of the hops promised by the aroma. Odd but not bad. Not very interesting either when you’re past the aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2008
Deep gold colour with a very light haze. Small, foamy, white head. The aroma is light overall with notes of apple pie, pecans (with shells) and grape skins over a base of cookies, oats and dough. Very sharp from the grape skins, almost medicinal. The flavour is similarly pointy, nearly astringent, with lots of grape skins. Lightly sweet in the mouth with a moderately bitter finish. Aftertaste of orange blossom honey and grains. Light to medium bodied with a watery texture and delicate carbonation. It looks nice and the mouthfeel is alright, but it’s all kinds of sharp and astringent. 50cl bottle, bbe 20/06/08.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rederic (3253) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2008
Slightly hazy amber hue, with a creamy white head, leaving laces, wet pale malt nose, with a floral hop fruitiness of peaches, tangerines and oranges, a faint honey note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, wet grainy pale malt, a citrus flowery hop leafiness, with some faint fruity, lemony, peachy notes, with a subtle cedary accent, leading towards a citrusy, leafy, hop bittering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1909) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9722) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3774) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2007
Bottle pint:Hazy orange coloured bitter, if i got it right, taste light souries and hints of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2312) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5856) - 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.

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