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

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RATINGS: 283   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2003
NERAX 2003 : Cloudy golden pour, small white persistent head with decent lacing. Aroma is flowery hops, some sweet malts sneaking in, too. Flavor starts with a mild sweetness (it mentionend kiwi fruit in the NERAX guide, I think that nails it pretty well), ends with a medium grassy hop bitterness, and very dry. Easy drinking and very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Helsinki Beer Festival.
Golden colour. Rich flowery, soapy hop aroma. Softly malty. Richly hopped with citrusy really bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Average state of being. Pale yellow, and yet another bitter. Had a good palate and mouthfeel. Creamy and smooth, without much cringiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Light in color, very light in alcohol with a tiny bit of citrus (almost more lemon than than grapefruit) flavor at the dry end. I'm sure this is such an award winning beer because it is so smooth and easy to drink. People probably sit around after the Cambridge football match and drink a dozen of these without getting too drunk.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013
Jan, 2003 Bottle Conditioned. This Jeffrey Hudson Bitter, named after a dwarf courtier of Charles I, is Oakham Ales most famous and successful product, deservedly winning several awards. It is a beautiful golden colour and, as the blurb says, has a sharp, refreshing and blatant citric fruitiness. The taste is rather like tangerine marmalade, quite clean and zingy. There is a soft buttery feel in the background, gently tinged with a sandlewood hop bitterness which develops into a dry and aromatic bitterness in the finish. A wonderful ale in the modern tradition. [4.0]
Summer, 2003 Cask, JDW’s Great Harry, Woolwich. I enjoyed this beer in the bottle - it is even more deeply gorgeous from the cask, with a complex interplay of butter, honey and soft citric fruits. Tastes stronger than its 3.8% cask strength. [3.7]
March, 2004 JDW Rochester. Clean and zingy. A refreshing Golden Ale. [3.4]
Dec, 2013 500ml dark glass bottle from Tesco. Filtered. I love this beer. Cracking malt. Cracking hops. Great marriage. Fireworks in the sky, Spanking gorgeous. Lovely flavours, and lovely to drink. Could glug this all night and every night. [4.5]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 26, 2002
great bitter. loaded with hops. fruity pine cone nose. hops ominate the taste giving this a fruit and citrus feel. enough malt to provide some balance but still the hoppiest british brew I have had very smooth body. great stuff

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2002
Golden; nose is quite fruity, with a good hop rate; fresh-tasting, fruity (pineapple, blackberry, pear); slight mineral note.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2002
Bottled at last as a 4.2%er. As good as the cask version with the trademark grapefruit citrus character and oily hops on the palate. Addictive stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2002
reminds me a lot of little creatures. very pale and clear, massively hoppy-fruity (passionfruit, coconut, pineapple) in fact a veritable pavlova of a beer. after all the hop flavours it’s not as bitter as it could be in the finish, and could do with more malt depth. but hooray for hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2002
Loads of hops. Loads of character. It was a lot lighter than I expected, with a strong aftertaste. Very drinkable.


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