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Oldershaw Great Expectations

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

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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A special for the Leicester beer festival. It’s a pale beer showcasing the Galaxy Hop. We haven’t used this hop before and have - as its name suggests - high hopes for it.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1233) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1031) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1450) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12788) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5518) - 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.

3.6
   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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 2013, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, pale malt, light hoppy, grass, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130123]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Golden with a bubbly white foam. Aromas are hay with grain and mellow lemon. Hints of caramel and honey with floral, yeasty notes. Flavours are biscuit and grain with light lemon, melon and bready yeast. Dry on the finish. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Old Bank Northampton 30/03/13. A golden beer with a patchy white head and lace. Not the best galaxy hopped beer but there is a bit of sharp hopping and high bitterness. Bitter oranges. A bit too sharp for me,


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