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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1007) - 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 (5078) - 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 (128) - - 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 (2873) - 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 (1068) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
clarrie (4) - Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
Used to be my regular tipple until I moved pub. The pub where I used to drink it also serves many other apparently very good draught beers and ciders, as well as a huge collection of continental bottled beverages. I realised, after going there twice a week for about a year, that I had tried nothing but Oracle - because it was so good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3610) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2014
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail

BBE FEB 15 - Pours clear golden with a smooth white head. Aroma of fresh stingy grassy hops, earthy notes, crisp maltiness and hints of bread. Taste is smooth, grassy hoppy and crisp with some maltiness and earthy notes. Finish is lingering bitter, grassy and crisp. Pretty good classic golden ale with a touch of US hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (7211) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle @ home, gift from dEnk I believe, thanks! Clear apple juice golden color, small white head that diminishes quickly though that may be because I served it a bit too cold. Aroma and taste are malts, hops, nicely bitter, nice grassy hoppyness. Decent body, firm carbonation.


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