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Oakleaf Pompey Royal

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


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Brewed to the traditional recipe, Pompey Royal is a sweet and malty ale with a delicate hop finish.
Based on a Whitbread beer called Pompey Royal that replaced Brickwoods Best Bitter when Whitbread brought the brewery and closed it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
500ml dark bottle from Bitter Virtue, Southampton. Unfiltered. £2.15. Pompey Royal 4.5%. Apparantly based on a Whitbread beer called Pompey Royal that replaced Brickwoods Best Bitter when Whitbread brought the brewery and closed it, but reports of that beer are for a dark, sweet, malty beer with good hop levels. This is pale, biscuit dry, lightly but fragrantly hopped. Itís a bitter, but edging toward a golden ale. Itís a fine, drinkable beer, but one of the lesser enjoyable of the Oakleaf beers Iíve had. Itís a little ordinary and unremarkable. OK, but nothing special.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nick1976 (1) - Fareham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Very smooth, fantastic flavour, seems higher than a 4.5. A lovely pint to savour with friends. For me its a five out off five with out a doubt :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HampshirePhil (216) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
500ml bottle - Pompey Royal is based on the Brickwoods traditional Portsmouth recipe. Dark amber, little white frothy head. Malty, fruity taste. Incredibly enjoyable and wonderful Portsmouth legacy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11392) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Amber with white head. Quite heavy, sweet caramelised malts lead the way with this beer, some doughy bready notes with a toffee apple background. If there are hops they never get through with any distinction. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in June 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear tawny in colour with a thick creamy white head. Milky texture to the smooth mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a maltloaf base with sweet sultanas and syrupy dates. Bitter hop resins give a dry metallic tang in the long aftertaste. Finish is malty with vinous fruit notes of prunes. A decent session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2012 pours amber with an off-white head. aroma is sweet, fruity and caramel. taste is fairly sweet and buttery, with a dry bitter finish. pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 22, 2011
Cask @ 3 Judges. Clear amber colour, off-white head. Nose is caramel malts, bit of toffee, some fruits. Flavour is caramel malts, bit creamy, toffee, fruits. Fairly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
RBESG 2010, cask at Brasserie 4:20
Cloudy light amber color; good head. Nice aroma of hops, but also yeast and light green apples; quite British, pleasant. Light body, good caramel flavor, some toffee, evident but pleasant yeast presence; correct bitterness, with a very light lemony touch in the end. Good, yeasty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (14006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours a lovely, rich gold with a foamy, white head. Nose of light caramel, some butterscotch. Flavor isnít very great, some light toffee sweetness (very light) and plenty of drab, leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Bland finish, some leafy hops, bit of caramel or some kind of none-too-sweet candy, not much else. A little watery. Below average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1495) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2011
Sweet and malty bitter, hints of biscuit. Not overly complex but goes down easily, good as a session ale.

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