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

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2004
Cask conditioned @ Reading Beer Festival. Fluffy head. Herby, floral, citric hops Decent body and dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3963) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2005 RE-RATE - Following numerous samples of this (most recently in the Corner House, Birmingham) I had to return and do this justice, as my first review woefully undervalued this excellent product. This is packed with flavour for the abv, has a nice tangy quality and a light, lip-smacking ability to provide refreshment. An Oakhams classic. (3.8 - 30/7/05) Handpump at the Bartons Arms, Aston, Birmingham. A restrained, but insistently tasty pint. This is very much like an English Pale Ale, but it doesn’t really deliver a hoppy punchline in the same way. Tasty, bitter, and with some fruit and floral notes. Light, very easy drinking, but flavoursome and rewarding. A good product all round. (3.2 - 4/3/2004)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2004
Very pale straw colour. A bit anaemic looking. Fresh hoppy aroma. Gooseberry leaves. Clean citric taste. Quite light bodied, but floral and aromatic. Slightly tart finish, but not unpleasant, with masses of lingering hop flavours. Handpump, Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall, London SW1

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2004
cask: A quite watery brew. Pale yellow. Nothing special. It has some hops and a bit of fresh fruityness, but the flavor is very week. Didn't get much from this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10768) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Rose & Crown, Charlbury, Oxon. Golden beer with thin head. Floral aroma, roses and hops. Fruity body with a spicy and citrus note, loads of hops in a refreshingly bitter long finish. A well crafted beer, much fancied around here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2003
[Cask conditioned] Strange sort of greenish golden colour. Otherwise a decent English bitter with a nice hoppy and fruity flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (613) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2003
sharp hoppy nose, very pale golden hue, peppery, bitter hop flavour, moderate carbonation, sharp hoppy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardGretton (4316) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2003
Flat bitter and hopped aroma with a citric finish. The flavour is basically hopped. Overall a relatively plain bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2603) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2003
GBBF 2003, tap: One of many fine beers from Oakham. Big floral hoppy nose, pale pale gold, low frothy head. Creamy mikly maltiness. Citrusy and lemony. High sharp hop bitterness. Thin, tight, and dry. Like Anchor Liberty a little.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2004 Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Blonde, slightly hazy, this particular ale had been on the stillage for 9 days and still hadn’t cleared? Wonderful fruity flavour, pineapples and peaches. Tastes far larger and fuller than 3.8% ABV.


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