Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
South Stoke, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle conditioned as Blue. Cask as Oxfordshire Blue.
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt; whole leaf hops.
"Distinctively hoppy, lively, refreshing. Blue is the first bottle conditioned ale brewed deliberately to taste great chilled."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (17803) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle from You’ll Never Walk Alone, Kolding. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 100313

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2006
500ml bottle from Tesco. Gold/copper colour with lasting white head. Sweet hop with grapefruit and peardrop fruit. Bit dusty. Has some juicy malt in mouth. Very good hop on end. Just a tad earthy and muddy which I guess is the danger with some bottle conditioned UK beers. Otherwise very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16972) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, flowers, malt and notes of fruits. Quite bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16196) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2008
Bottled as "Oxfordshire Blue" (BB 04/2009)
Light amber color, decent white head. Sticky hayish hop aroma. Fuller body than in an average 5 % English bitter. Flowey hoppy flavor, hints of honey. Kind of alcoholic in the finish, spicey-hoppy aftertaste. Similar to some Ridgeway’s stronger Christmas beers. Ok bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15578) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle @ Y.N.W.A. Pours cloudy yellow with a small creamy white head. Nose is fruity hoppy. Citrus, grass and peach. Medium bodied. Dry and short end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15516) - DENMARK - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle, 5%. Clear yellow with medium white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, grass, little citrus and a little floral. Flavour is malt, fruit, hosp, grass, little citrus, little floral, little sweet and medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle from John’s Marketplace, in Portland, OR. Orangish color with a frothy white head. Aromas are citrus, but more like a tangeloe than an orange. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor starts nicely bitter with orangey zest and some roasted caramel. Finish is just bitter. Hops seem somewhat spicy. The bitterness builds with time. A very good ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14074) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2007
Keg (Kitty’s, Helsinki) Citrus, grapefruit, fresh bitter aroma. Full malty taste - survives kegging very well. Long-lasting bitterness too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13375) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2007
Bottle conditioned, 500ml. Gold with white head. Heavy hoppy aroma on pouring giving a good indication of what is to come. This is a crisp dry but overall a tremendously oily hop beer. It tastes very fresh from the bottle and the condition is good, fresh and grassy with hints of citric lemon. A very good bottled beer, which seemingly is Hepworths trademark, good on them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13276) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flaor. Strong nice citrus notes. Average heavy bitter finish. Oily palate.

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