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

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2550) - 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 (3471) - 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 (3059) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1742) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Cask post office vaults Birmingham. Golden color slight bubbly head. Grapefruit citrus aroma. Taste is grapefruit some sweet malts good bitter hoppy finish. Body bit thin. Good smell and taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5518) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Cask (Bridge Tavern, Newcastle) - Golden in colour. Grapefruit and a hint of passion fruit in the aroma. Refreshing and moderately hoppy taste with grapefruit, lemon and passion fruit detected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoshuaStranger (189) - - APR 18, 2014
Pours a clear pale golden with a small fluffy head. Aroma is flowery and slightly hoppy. Taste is sweet malts,fruity,with a decent hop bitterness buildup in the aftertaste. Light and nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Cask at NERAX. Straw yellow, white bubbles. Fresh citrus aroma, some sileage and bramble. Quite intense hoppiness. Slight bready malt flavour with a lovely citrus hop character. Lingering hops in the aftertaste, quite dry and nice and smooth. Simply one of the best beers at 4% or less I’ve ever tried.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goozen (3064) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear golden coloured brew with an fruity bitter taste and this great Shropshire Golden Ale got an American touch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ardbeguser (19) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Great hoppy 4% British golden ale. Drinks more flavourful than the strength would suggest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1706) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Cask at SIBA Beer X. Yellow. White, bubbly head. Mint. Flora. Taste is grapefruit dry, fresh bitterness. Fresh palate. Bitter finish.


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