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

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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2007
cask at Map Room. This was very pleasant. A bit soapy at first, then a nice stiff malt body with some balance of bittering hops. Very tasty pint, best served casked.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 Golden yellow colour, with a sour hop nose, and a very hoppy palate thats quite bitter and drying.

Bottle at home ... golden yellow ... thin white head ... dry bitter lemon hop nose ... soft dry haps ... light floral bitter fruit hop ... light dry linger ... little grassy ... still not me 3.0

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2007
[Cask from The Bon Accord] Very pale gold, moderate head. Lots of sharp citric notes, tropical fruit, spicey. Light, more estery fruit on the palate, dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2008 Odd that this is the same listing for cask and bottled. Not only a different abv, but just a completely different beer. I tried the bottle more than a year ago, and now finally trying it on cask...they are just not the same beer in any way.

Cask, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Orange gold, fine white head. Distinct Fruity Pebbles® aroma, along with cinnamon, pink grapefruit, and a nice warm mineral note. Spicy dry grapefruit hops, very light clean malt backdrop. Delicate, clean, deliciously high flavor to abv ratio.

Previous rating, November 2006: Bottle. Very light copper with a cap of fine white. That clean soapy hop smell that makes me think Saaz. (Turns out, no Saaz.) A little husky grain, a touch of butter. Very little in the way of esters. Nice bright carbonation, herbal hop flavor, toothy sort of malt character. This is a pleasant, refreshing beer, but it seems decidedly leaning toward the lager world when it comes to the yeast flavor profile. No particular objections for me for a little style bending, but it is an odd ale. (6/3/6/4 13)

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (10833) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2006
Half on cask served too chilled. Missing head, but nice mahogany body. Nose is dominated by malt. Flavour: Sweet caramelisation combined with citric notes. Standard goden ale (Trafford Arms and another haft at the Freemasons Arma in Norwich 24.09.2006).

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (6116) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
Cask at Trafford Arms Norwich 24 Sep 06. Clear golden coloured. Yellowish. A tiny head. Sweet fruity aroma. Watery flavour. Some fruity notes in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2006
Cask @ JDW, Angel. Pours a pale yellow colour with a white head. Fruity slightly malty aroma. Fruity crisp malt flavor. Hasa nice malty and bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9281) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2006
Bottle, along with the Molings beer I picked this up for 99p at the ’Dodgy Deli’ on the Cowley Road 20-09-06. Sweet but also very fruity and floral nose to this beer which poured a pale golden colour a little bit on the fizzy side. Tasted very fresh with a fruitiness to it again with nice subtle lemony and citric flavours pushing through and hops in evidence I rather liked this beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TroughMonkey (6) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2006 does not count
A fantastic session beer.... pale gold, lifted flowery hop aromas, light bodied with a fresh grapefruity zestiness and a long dry finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
Cask at White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Fresh flavor with notes of green apples. Refreshing


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