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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.


BOBBDrinker's rating

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - APR 10, 2013
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 A very pale blond bitter with a thin and light head. There are clear hoppy aroma but there is not a strong bitterness, there are various subtle flavours to this beer but none seem to enhance the classic bitter style, instead they mellow the flavour and make this a pleasant hoppy session ale.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1574) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, slight grapefruit, a little apple, some pale malts and grassy hops. Taste of soapy lemon, some grapefruit, a little apple, slight pale malts and subtle spicy, grassy hops. Light bodied and an oily texture. A short, soft, grassy hop bitterness in the finish. A basic golden ale, some decent hoppy notes but it’s quite soapy and oily like most people picked up on. Ok.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AaronTDubs (257) - - MAY 28, 2016
Light golden color. Very unremarkable and simple hoppy flavor. Unremarkable beer, but by no means bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Cask at brewery Pours bright light orange hue with a small rocky white head and great lacing. Nose is leafy hops lots of grassy notes and cracker pale malt. Flavors are both leafy hops and pale toasted grains. Quite nice. A pinch of green apple but less than the bishops. Finish is pretty dry with lingering leafy hops and dry pale malt husks. Pretty decent session brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (2708) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 02.05.16. Pale golden. White head and lacing. Soft aroma of citrus, fresh tropical fruits and pale malt. Similar taste and aftertaste, with citrus taste and bitterness. Well-balanced, complex and quaffable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4616) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2016
Flaske fra Det gode brygg (Sandnes), delt med Ovesen på starten av dagens brygging: flott utseende med skum som varer, og en herlig citrusaroma med blomster og lyse bær i tillegg. Smaken likeså, dette er en superb øl, like velegnet til pøsing som smaking og ettertanke.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (616) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 29, 2016
Aroma of fruits, bread, lemon peel and a slightly floral note. Golden with a white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a nicely enjoyable Bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brew_Cat (117) - Athens, GREECE - APR 20, 2016
Bottle @Pulp, Athens. Pours hazy golden with thin white diminishing head. Good carbonation, medium body, fair lacing, dry bitter finish. Bread, flowers, caramel, grapefruit, citrus peel. An ok ale, nothing too remarkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tradpint (13) - Amersham, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
Bursting with flavour and fruit, a lovely texture. One of my favourite session beers.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
lokis333 (330) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - MAR 20, 2016
Clear golden color with white foam. Aromas, sweet of soap and shampoo, quite floral and bit artifilial. Palate, light body, smooth light thin texture leaving light floral finish. Taste, sweet, light hops, floral and soapy quite wierd. Overall, has wierd soap and shampoo taste nto a fan of that, in a way tastes not amazing and not a good beer I think has this artificial feel to it..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1381) - SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2016
500ml Bottle from Drygate bottle shop, Glasgow (£3.60):
Nice stuff from Oakham Ales here, this one was well-balanced & fresh with some good floral flavours & was exactly what you’d expect from a good golden ale. The beer was an easy one to drink with some good pale malts & bread to kick things off alongside a pleasant citrus zest & nice bitterness; it’s definitely one of the better beers of the style that I’ve tried of late & one that I wouldn’t object to having again at some point either; although it’s probably not quite as good as the breweries Citra pale ale offering but it’s not too far off it either.


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