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.

Greavsie's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Greavsie (8) - - JUN 1, 2013
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anfractuosity (157) - - MAR 28, 2015
Nice straw coloured beer, lightly hopped..........................................

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (606) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 16, 2015
500 ml bottle, bb 10 Feb 16, from my European Local Swap sender minutemat. Thanks Mat!
Crystal clear, light golden body, with a medium, quickly dissipating, frothy, white head.
Quite light aroma of grains, citrus, grass, some pine, some sweet malts.
Taste is also quite light, but really crisp, with citrus, peach, pine, grass, some biscuit, some honey.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes bitter, grassy, piney, a bit zesty.

Nice one. Very sessionable and refreshing, with a light, but enjoyable flavour with lots of hops. Should be a perfect summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8823) - Tromsř, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
Half, cask, house beer at Magnet. Clear straw coloured body. Fair white head. Solid lacing. Mid-sweet citrus on the nose. Fruity flavours with grapefruit to the fore added by peach. Dry fruit bitter tail. Nice (Stockport 03.02.2015).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
christhoel (270) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
A glorious surprise, sparkling clear with frothy white head. A powerful aroma of hops, lemons and grapefruit, push through a crisp malt background. A long finish with plenty in the middle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4451) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear, yellow-ish golden colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, white head. Biscuity, pale malty aroma with hints of hay, a touch of lemon tea, lemon yoghurt. Taste is biscuity malty, lemon notes, sponge cake, lemon yoghurt, hints of lime, a very cautious grassy touch; tight alliance of biscuit sweetness and lemon tartness, super soft palate. Fluid "Zitronenrolle".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (1021) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours almost completely clear golden color, topped with average slightly off white head. Very pleasant fruity aroma, some notes of citruses also present. The taste is pleasantly malty, some caramel notes with very decent bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (1130) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at the Grapes, Liverpool. Yellow bordering on straw. Light wispy natural head. Aroma is light citrus, candyfloss/marshmallow, a hint of freshly mowed grass. Bitter taste with a sweet edge. Loads of hop flavour for its ABV. Thin body but a tasty hoppy bitter aftertaste. A notch or two above your average cask golden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Another I failed to make notes on at the time, but I recall this bottle to pour pale yellow, with a tropical fruit aroma; taste was lemon and especially lime; very dry with some pleasant new world hops; decent, but not moreish enough to score especially highly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4982) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4991) - Ruhrcity, 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.

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