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Salopian Oracle

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Brewed by Salopian
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Shrewsbury, England

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Colour: Straw
Style: The intention of the hop character is to be pronounced but not all encompassing, dry but not overtly bitter and a tiny hint of sweetness to add body. Its one of the most expensive of the Salopian beers to brew as it relies heavily on expensive hops from the US.
History: The creation of Oracle came about because of the employment of a new member of staff and a trip to a local pub. Jake Douglas joined the brewery in early 2008 having spent a decade at a brewery synonymous with hoppy beers; a promise was made early on to brew a beer to his taste. The trip to the pub was to try a beer of this style. The ambition was to create a balanced low gravity golden beer with a striking hop character. After a period of test brews Oracle was born.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (3601) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2014
Classy one with decent sweetish moments and high drinkabilty. Some vanilla mixed up with butter, hops and south american fruits. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (3602) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle from my Summer Santa - many thanks! The ale pours out in a deep golden colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of hops and straw with some vanilla hints. Taste of fresh, mild hops, light barley, light caramel, flowers, light malt and hay. Refreshing and very solid drinkable. Enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours amber golden, pine, toffee nose, taste is sweet, juicy hops, quite bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10582) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 110614

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (5630) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Christers. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, sweet fruity hops, melon, light peach. Flavor is malt, light fruity hops, melon, peach. Thin to medium body, average carbonation. 110614

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10786) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle, 4%. Slightly hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, little citrus, little sweet, little earthy and a little bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are grass, straw, malt and hops. Nice dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1526) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 18 Feb 2013. Poured a clear, mid golden colour, with a dense white head and good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus hops and golden syrup. Full flavours; grapefruit hops, tangy fruit and a biscuity malt backbone. Finish was balanced bitter hop resin, brown sugar and lemon zest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3118) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
500 ml. bottle dated best before 2/11/15. It pours a very clear pale gold color with a disappearing white head. The aroma has nice biscuity malt with hints of honey and citrusy, tropical fruity hops. The flavor is a little more floral and piney with citrus and a good balanced base of bready, biscuity malt. Light bodied and a bit watery near the finish, which is also moderately piney bitter. Pretty nice session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2620) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Cast at Angleterre, Helsinki. Originally rated 31032012. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grain and malts.


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