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Oakleaf Blake’s Gosport Bitter

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Brewed by Oakleaf
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Gosport, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Strong, dark and intensely malty, this bitter has everything you need for a cold winters evening yet surprisingly easy to drink for a hot summers day.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (316) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear mid brown colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma is nutty with some roasted malts, spicy fruits and earthy hops. Taste of roasted nuts, spicy fruit, earthy hops and some chocolate. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A malty, fruity finish. A tasty winter ale, enjoyed this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Don2711 (201) - - MAR 10, 2015
Good dark brown colour with creamy head. Hazelnuts and chocolate taste malty flavour and hint of black midget gems. Good strength and crisp on palate. All in all a good one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (5442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours very dark brown, but clear, big, pillowy creamy head. Aromas of hazelnuts, high-baked biscuits, light chocolate, raisins. Taste is all this and more, some dried mixed peel, more nuttiness. Medium body, creamy texture. A real treat actually, lovely example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2934) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Handpump at the Moon on the Square JDW, dark brown with a clinging off-white head and aromas of fruity dry malt. Full bodied with dry-sweet malts, peppery hops and faint hints of liquorice, burnt toffee and plain chocolate. Delicious.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2391) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 17, 2014
Cask @ Bridge House JDW, Belfast [141114]
Caramel brown, clear, dense off white head
Aroma of caramel, touch of brown bread, dab of spicy English hops
Taste of caramel, twiggy hops, spicy hop, no fruits, metallic tinge
Palate - Soft bitter. Finish is bitter with some rust.
Overall - Wasn’t all that keen this to be honest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (503) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Cask at JDW wolves. Ruby chestnut white head. Fruit cake! sweet finish. Malty but not too bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YorkshireG73 (42) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Cask JDW. Burnt malt loaf with black midget gems. Slight hop bitterness in the end. Medium bodied. Tastes more like a mild than an ESB.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Cask at JDW Streatham Hill. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Sweet fruit cake aroma. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Jammy, lightly woody, quite rich... Nice winter ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 28 Oct. Poured a hazy dark brown, with a dense off white head. Poured a hazy dark brown, with a dense off white head. Aroma of toasted malt, dried fruit and light smoke. Very smooth palate. Rich fruit flavours, with some brown sugar and some spice. Finish was light spruce roasted malt and dark fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Cask at the Willow Walk, JDW - London. Pours clear, deep amber-garnet with a frothy, light tan head. Nice lightly toasted brown bread aroma with touches of cocoa and dark berries. Light to medium sweet flavor with lots of ripe, dark fruits, some busted old leather, earth, burnt toast and toffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Decent balance on the finish with more dried dark fruits, berries, toast, grains, earth. Solid ESB from start to end.


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