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


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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
greatorpoor (1) - Exeter, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012 does not count
Probably the best beer in the world in my opinion: genuinely fantastic at a very drinkable ABV

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sigmund (5991) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2015 Rerate, 2015, 500 ml bottle, from Prima Beer, Hobro. ABV is 4.2%. I had to sample to bottled version to see if the glamour from the cask version was gone. It is not. Still a lovely and refreshing beer, with tingling hops throughout. Original rating 2002: (Cask conditioned at The Grid, Southfields, London). One of the best beers Iíve ever tasted! Top rating at The Great British Beer Festival. A real ale bitter with a complex aroma and flavour, still itís surprisingly light and refreshing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 Cask at Oakham Brewery Tap, Peterborough. Straight from the holding tanks in a 4 pint pitcher, this was the best tasting JHB I have ever had (and Iíve had a fair bit). Light gold in colour with a really good tangerine/grapefruit nose with a flowery hoppiness too. And because it is a session beer you can just keep drinking it. Finish is citric and hoppy and slightly acidic but extremely well made and very well balanced

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stabbogaz99 (6) - Portsmouth, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2002 does not count
Fabulous, magnificient, awesome. A true champion. Very potable with bags of flavour. Superb light amber colour. Quality through & through.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (454) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2015
Hazy palest golden. White head, rapidly disappearing. Intense aromas of tropical fruit, citrus fruit, honey, herbs, even artichoke. Fresh, full-bodied. Long bitter creamy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TroughMonkey (6) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oleum (2) - Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
Cask at Head of Steam, Lilbourne Refreshing clear pale golden and nicely hoppy. Really nice pint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2012 This is a delicious beer, very hoppy, brewed, I think, with Challenger and Mount Hood hops. The English and American hops make an interesting combination. It does look alarmingly pale, but as one drinks it, and as it warms up one feels the hop presence increase, but it is a very balanced beer (if rather bitter), with a wonderful flavour, quite far from what one would expected of an English bottled bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ravidesai (950) - 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

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