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Morrells Oxford Blue


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Formerly brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood (Molson Coors)

Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Originally brewed by Morrells of Oxford; contract brewed at Thomas Hardyís when Refresh bought the rights to the brand after the Oxford brewery closed. Marstonís bought up Refresh in 2008, and in 2010 a modern hoppy 4% beer using the same brand name was brewed by Marstonís Banksís brewery for the JDW Spring festival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Shovels, Marton 04/07/2001 Amber coloured with some initial caramel malt flavour and bitterness. Malt also present in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2005
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 Cask (handpump) at the Dog & Gun, Netheravon. As this was badged as Dog & Gun Ale, I rather assumed this was a rebadge of a Stonehenge beer because the pub was selling other beers from that brewery, which is just a few yards down the road. However, the landlord assured me it was Morrells Oxford Blue. I thought theyíd stopped making this stuff but obviously not. Its a soft and fruity, slightly sweet, session beer. Not enough bitterness for my taste. Innocuous.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2003
Cask Conditioned in The Wine Vaults, Banbury. Morrells sold up their city centre brewery for a quick fix profit and now the pubs are gone. Light brown colour with quickly fading head. Boring malt beer, thin and flavourless. Little finish, an unloved beer from an unloved ex brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2002
This is a pretty bland and unremarkable bitter, but itís pleasent enough, and certainly drinkable. Still, itís a shame that itís soon to dissapear.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3988) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2002
Golden color with a hint of red, flowerly and slightly fruity--struck me as cherry pie, i.e. artificial cherry--but a slightly flat composition overall. (Had on tap at Jude the Obscure, Oxford)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 16, 2001
smelled good, looked good, but had no real flavour or body. hint of rotting fruit and bugger-all else

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