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

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RATINGS: 292   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2003
GBBF 03: Very light hoppy nose with undertones of grass. Pale yellow, little layer of a head. Light appple taste - leading into a medium bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10265) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2006 Cask, GBBF. Very light color, like a pilsener. Big head. Aroma has hops and grapefruit. Hoppy citric flavor with vanilla. Medium bodied. Fairly long hopbitter finish. Fine and well balanced ale. Bottle. Sweet apples and a hint of toffee in the aroma. Cidery yeat hopbitter, somewhat dusty and earthy flavor. Earthy bitter aftertaste with some apple. (6 3 6 3 13) From cask this beer is much better as bottle-conditioned.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7940) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2003
(Cask) Pale gold beer, slight white head. Nose with remarkably flowery bitterness. Taste is like some lemon-scented tea, enriched by hops. Light bodied. Long hops aftertaste. Very nice light bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2003
[Cask at GBBF 2003] A light yellow beer with a creamy but disappearing head. The aroma is sweet and simple. The flavor is sweet and simple too but it ends on a fine bitterness, that turns dry and lingers. A simple but good bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2003
I was told this cask was dry hopped by the pub, but if so the biggest contribution is the aroma, which was lovely--so floral, so vibrant. Light yellow color, clinging head around the rim of the glass. The flavor, however, has an address of 1 Dull Court, Sodding Boring, Blandshire, UK. A bitter note or two, and a wee bit of tang, but not especially engaging. (on tap, White Horse on Parsons Green, London)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2003
Fresh floral aroma. Light bodied, fruity (tropical, pinapple), with a nice solid citrussy hops character, light to medium bitterness, refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2004 A huge head when being pumped, quickly subsided, minor lacing. This was a nice beer with hints of fruit (grapefruit, lemon). Very smooth, and drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2003
Oakham pioneered the extra pale bitters with this one. It pours pale as lager, but with an assertive hop nose. Citrus and grain follow finishing very dry. Using pale pilsener or Perle malt and American hops is now becoming the rage in the UK. There are better examples now than the original.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2003
Lovely golden appearance with no head.Citrus flavours dominate leading to a pleasant dry after taste.An above average session bitter but in my opinion not an outstanding beer, although in its cask and weaker version it has picked up awards.

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.


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