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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Oxford Class Ale is medium to full-bodied with a very dark copper to almost amber color.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4118) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2008
My bottle says Oxford Organic Ales, nothing about clipper city on this label..... General good yeasty beer aroma, not off. Caught a whiff of candy in the background, when I close my eyes, I imagine Im in a candy shop. Color is somewhat darker iced tea. I thought I saw some bottom of the bottle sediment in the pour but upon closer inspection it may be filtered. Has what seems to be a slight metallic flavor on the initial sip. Decent creamy carbonation which is welcomed. Has a few ale illmannerisms but is certainly not over the top for a ubiquitous lager lover. Seems a little viscous in the glass. In the finish it seems to have more than 4.8% alky. Lingering darker ale end of session.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4973) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a mahogany color with a small brown head that faded quickly. The aroma was nicely malty, lightly roasty and had a hint of ripe fruits. The flavor was dryish and faintly tart with light fruits and a touch of nut. Rather subdued.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Strykzone (5009) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Uninspiring appearance. It is clear gold with a small head with little stamina. Aroma is raspberry KoolAid. Flavor is also uninspiring. A bit of caramel (not enough), a bit of floral (ditto), and some biscuit. Light honey shows up as the glass warmed. Feel is medium at best with a bit of prickly effects. Quite sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sloth (2504) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2008
12 oz. bottle labeled as organic, yee haw! Pours a nice medium sized offwhite head, retention is fair, lacing is practically nil. Clear, light borown/amber hued ale. Nose is faint, light grainyness, faint caramel and nutty notes, hops? Body is light, gentle carbonation with some kind of sourness needling at you in the background, distracting. Light grainy malt flavors, caramel, light earthiness. Dry kinda malty finish. Seems to me it was a much better beer back in its day. So much for the organic version. I,m surprised because C.C.B.C. usually does better things with their beers.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Firkin @ DuClaw Real Ale Festival. Medium brown with some orange color with a rocky white head. Caramel and bread like aromas. No hops bitterness and flavor. Slightly sour, brown bread, burnt sugar flavor. Very similar to Yuengling. Would like to try a bottle for comparison.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a thin tan head and brown/copper color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel/peat. Taste is medium malt-caramel/peat, some sour fruit, English (?) yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Pours a deep amber copper with a little white head and low to medium carbonation. Smell is of a sweet lager and the flavor is fruity yet not citrusy--perhaps a slight hint of apple or pear. It feels medium bodied and tart on the tongue with a sweet tartness left afterward. This is a pretty decent amber and the fruity hints make it original and quite drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4568) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2008
12oz bottle. Deep amber brown color with a frothy head. Mellow doughy aroma. A crisp hoppy taste at first sip, which fades into a smooth, medium to light bodied malty sweet finish. A pretty pleasant session beer, but nothing special.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle from BOTM. Well, this one is not very exciting, perhaps it is also because I have a prejudice against organic beers and wines. In any case, it is fairly thin, has some metallic notes and some hops if you search for it and malts that clash with the thin body.. best drank with food, by itself it is not very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2651) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Thanks to Ian for the bottle. Dark brown watery pour with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is malty sweet. Easy drinking, but nothing special.


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