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

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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2004
Cask @ The Bell, Worcester, UK Backlog 13 Aug 2004
Another rather boring (but not bad) perfumed golden summer ale with american hops. When will this trend end, I wonder. A nice beeer but so are 100 other beers of this style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A consistently good golden bitter with a perfumy citric hop aroma. The taste is also nicely hopped, again with citric and perfume notes. Score 3.4
Subsequent ratings scored 3.5, 3.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8, 3.3, 3.8, 3.4 and 3.5. Average becomes 3.5

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 A light hoppy, refreshing beer, with fabulous flavour. A lip-smacking taste, makes you thirst for more. This is a fantastic session beer and is exceptionally good for its gravity. Well worth trying.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - JUL 28, 2004
both bottled and cask from the old moot hall inn, nottingham. an excellent quaffing bitter which, when served right can be nigh on perfect for a session ale. lots of hops and medium bitterness, very floral and citrussy. can drink a whole barrel a still wake up the next morning bright eyed and bushy tailed... welll, almost.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1972) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2004
Bottle. Very pale golden colour. Citrus aroma. Very citrusy, bitter hop flavour. Moderate carbonation and medium mouthfeel with a sharp hoppy finish. Not bad but I remember the draught as being better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2004
Superb bitter, maybe not traditionally English as it uses American hops, but still superb. Packed with lime and lemon zest aromas and tastes, some maltiness, but overall a bitter, hoppy, citrussy and VERY refreshing brew that drinks a lot stronger than it’s ABV. World class stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2004
500ml brown bottle, 4.4% Vol. Poured a pale gold with frothy white head. Tiny carbonation bubbles. Some lacing. Floral hops aroma. Unbalanced bitter grapefruit flavour. Reminiscent of many American pale ales. Mouthfeel was a bit watery. Bitter finish.Nothing else - a little disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StuartG (1) - Sandy, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2004 does not count
An excellent hoppy, light, beer that stands comparison with Harviestoun’s Bitter and Twisted. Decidedly fruity tast. Consistent, with a very pleasing lingering taste at the back of the mouth. The head is not too creamy. Regular beer at the Lower Red Lion in St.Albans (Herts.). Have only tried the draught version.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1547) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2004
A well cared for firkin of this tasty bitter made its way to a small Irish pub in Baltimore. The light pale appearance gave way to a fruity, citrusy aroma. Nicely hopped, it complimented a moderately sweet malt flavor. Lingering dry, hoppy finish. Good session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2004
Bottled. Pale as anything, slight white frothy head. Slightly fruity, floral and herbal. Not much to it, I really have to try the cask version.


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