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


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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Cask at Ealing. Frothy white fair mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This crisp and aromatic Golden Ale refreshes with spicy and citrusy hops laid upon well polished straw-like pale malts.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the clear golden.
-Carbonation is not trying to emulate a cask. In this case, it’s perfectly fine since the bubbly feel enhances the crispness. This drinks like an Anglo interpretation of a German Pils.
-This is gorgeous for our summer heat and humidity.
-Love the nose on this one. Delicate but there’s lots going on.
-Ultimately, this is not the most memorable Golden Ale on the world scale. However, it’s so intricate, polished and quenching that I cannot deem it less than world-class.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (1843) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This golden beer has citrus and floral hop flavours, toffee notes and a sweet fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Greavsie (8) - - JUN 1, 2013 does not count
Light hop aroma with hints of citrus. Lovely hoppy palate with an agreeable slightly woody flavour. Eminently drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (651) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
500 ml bottle, with clear golden pour, biscuit & caramel malt backbone, with juicy pithy citrus hop character. Really well balanced. Not a hop bomb, but a really well made ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Graham77 (205) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2013
Aromatic, hoppy, elderflower aroma. Taste likewise. Light golden colour. Complex flavours and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
Poured a golden/yellow with a tight white head. Aroma of heavy citrus, some underlying malt. Medium body, flavour is grapefruit dominated with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (2124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Cask at JDW Arthur Robertson; clear yellow pour, thin white head, sweet malty aroma, sweet malt taste with delightful citrus notes, a touch of lavender, very pleasant ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1389) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Cask conditioned at the Winter Gardens (JDW), Harrogate. Thin white head. Gold body. Grapefruit and lychee fruit on the nose, nuts and tangerine. A bitter white sherbet tang. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (2950) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
Tasty pale ale, clear pale yellow appearance with a very small head. Lots of tropical fruit aroma and flavours. Thin texture.

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