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


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (3388) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Cask at the Red Lion, Amblecote. Pours light gold with a small head. Aroma is mango and grapefruit juice. Taste has grapefruit juice to start with a medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7819) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle from minutemat as part of European Local swap, many thanks. Orange golden color with thick white head. Nice citrus hoppy aroma with oranges, tangerines, pines. Nice citrus hoppy taste with oranges, tangerines, together with solid caramel malty backbone. Long fruity, hoppy bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hatzer (162) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Not bad nice hopness its ok it c9uld be better whats more love of hops more juice to let loose

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1900) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2016 Cask at The Fountain, Leek. A clear straw colour with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, peach, grapefruit, subtle biscuit and floral hops. Taste of lemon, peach, some orange, some melon, slight grapefruit, subtle biscuit and floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A soft, floral hop bitterness in the finish. Quite a simple golden ale overall but I can tell this is so well made and it’s really sessionable. Great citrusy flavours, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2604) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
500ml bottle from Moonshine & Fuggles, Ironbridge. Yellow golden colour, white foam head leaving lacing and zesty orange & lemon citrus hop aroma. Flavour is light malt with citrus, grapefruit hoppy bitterness. Light bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (1464) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2015
On cask @ Richmond pub Liverpool a clear golden ale with fruity floral aroma flavour is lemon grapefruit citrus fruit light bitterness on finish sharp refreshing golden ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Cask at the magnet Stockport... Golden yellow amber.. Small white head... Soft sweet zezty custardy lemon fruits nose. Soft custardy.. Big juicy lemon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3912) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
tried at the White Head, Tewkesbury. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma has a nice citrus kick, the taste decently bitter to the finish. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (5604) - FINLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Cask@gallows. Light golden, sort of pee- coloured. Pale malts, cotrys, green yellow berries. Light refreshing body. Good bitters, reslly hoppy citrus flavour. But oh so refreshing. It is well bittered, but otherwise could drink liters of it, as a pineapple juice substitute.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Aroma: light floral hops, grass, citrus fruits. Appearance: clear white gold, average, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light body, minerals, Overall: nice Golden Ale, light and bitter. Pint at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia.

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