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Brewed by Oakham
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular. Aka Jeffrey Hudson Bitter. Also available bottled @ 4.2% abv.
A golden beer whose aroma is dominated by hops that give characteristic citrus notes. Hops and fruit on the palate are balanced by malt and a bitter base. Dry hoppy finish with soft fruit flavors. A nationally respected ale, winner of numerous awards, JHB is a blond baby packed with flavour & perfect for those long sessions as well as a quick pint at lunchtime. This popular beer was crowned Champion beer of britain in the bitter category in 2001 and 1999.
Challenger and American Mount Hood hops.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1338) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
Pours a pale colour, taste is citrusy with grapefruits, probably owing to the American hops used

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (1895) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
Somehwat hazy golden yellow with lacing white foam head. Aroma is barley dominated. Tastes little bitter, some sunflower notes present. Bit tickling bitter aftertaste. (Barnsley 201404)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (714) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden with finger thick white head. Aroma: Lemon, biscuit, peppery, floral. Taste: Medium bitter, low/medium sour and low sweetness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, averge carbonation, lingering, dry, grapefruit, pith, bitter, malty finish. Comments: Tasty, refreshing and glass lace.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewC (317) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle at 4.2%. Crisp, light grapefruit flavours. Very drinkable. I liked it. Yum yum

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1055) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Cask at Wetherspoons, Streatham. Pours a pale gold with a dense white head. Attractive. Light cakey aroma with a hint of lemon. Light body, mild carbonation. Light biscuit, longe cake with orange and lemon and a pleasant, lasting bitterness. Straight forward and tasty. Slips down very easily. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jen81 (10) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Tap at the Giddy Bridge. A light golden colour with very thin head soon disappearing. Vagie citrus scents with a strong sharp citrus flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2038) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2014
500ml bottle. Pale yellow color. Medium size, fizzy white head, stays. Citrus, lemon, sweet, sugary aroma. Grainy, grassy, sweetish, strong lemon peel in taste. Sweet and refreshing at the same time. Herbal notes in aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Ribs of Beef. Pale yellow. Floral, slightly lemony hops, biscuity malt. Bitter finish. Light body.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Pyrmir (2767) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
Cask during London vacation. Very bright yellow with tiny white head. Aroma of soap, detergent, elderflower, lemon and bread. Taste is soapy with notes of elderflower and fruit. A bit astringent with fairly high bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (5548) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Cask at the Holborn Whippet. It pours clear golden with a medium white head. The nose is fresh, fragrant, orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, doughy background. The taste is crisp, bitter, doughy, citrus peel, grapefruit, light floral and a touch of spice with a dry finish. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. Crisp, bitter and so very well balanced. Subtle nuances galore. Well-executed and effortlessly drinkable.


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