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Oldershaw Great Expectations

Brewed by Oldershaw
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Grantham, England


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask & bottle; Regular.
Originally a special for the 2012 Leicester beer festival.

A pale gold beer incorporating citrus-rich Galaxy and Cascade hops. An instant classic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Cask at the magnet... Golden yellow... Small white head... Soft floral fruit nose... Zezt lemon fruits.. Dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6074) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Cask, gravity dispensed, at the Spring Festival at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. Pale straw with a ring of white head; dusty citrus aroma; sweet grapefruit taste; and a crisp finish. A straightforward golden ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear pale gold, merest white head. Aromas of grains and diacetyl, light fruit. Taste is more of the butterscotch diacetyl I’m afraid. Pretty grim.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1567) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
A pale golden orange coloured beer with a frothy white head. A strong hopy aroma, elements of grass, pine seaweed and citrus fruit, then a straw-like malty aroma. Dry mouthfeel. A bitter hop taste to start, the green, grassy, slightly tart chicory type flavour, piney and citrusy. This is underpinned by a biscuity, cereal malt flavour, making the finish well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3909) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
330ml bottle from The Cloud Bar Lincoln. Light straw colour with white head. The aroma and taste were dampened as it was served very cold, but it had malt and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22410) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
6th June 2014
Almost clear gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and crisp. Minerals. Light malt base. Decent citric peel hops - turning from medium to strong bitterness. Crisp finish. Pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Cask in the Craft Bar, Lincoln. A golden ale with a fading white head. A nice fruity number that starts fairly sweet with tropical fruits, especially pineapple and grapefruit before a good bitter finish. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Golden with a bubbly head. Juicy, fruity bitter with a curranty hop character and mostly pale malts with a hint of biscuit. Really nice bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6846) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
330ml Bottle - Golden with a foamy white head. Tea, biscuity malt and grapefruit in the aroma. Moderately bitter and hoppy taste with melon, apricot, peach and a hint of toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Cask @ The Friary, Leicester. Pale golden colour. Aroma is pleasant hoppy citrus/grass. Taste is nice hoppy citrus with bitterness coming through nice rounded mouthfeel. Nice actually. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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