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


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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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.

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   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (962) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
Cask at The Fountain, Leek. A clear straw colour with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, peach, some biscuit and floral hops. Taste of lemon, peach, some orange, some melon, slight 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 itís really sessionable. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1840) - 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 (1121) - 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 (18514) - 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 (2440) - 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 (3900) - 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
AdiBeer (2399) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
amhart88 (37) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Not much aroma. Peachy and floral, with a burst of citrus zest in aftertaste. A nice, light beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (5047) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
Cask@GBBF 2015, London - pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet fruity and pale malty, some pleasing citrus lemon and satsuma notes, hay, grassy and floral hoppy nuances abound, refreshing and easy drinking, this didnít last long and this at last completes all English counties for me! :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hippoman (399) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Cask from The White Lion, Disley, Cheshire, £3.10/pint. Pale amber beer with the slightest hint of carbonation and small but creamy white head. Looks good. Nose is pleasant and laden with tropical fruit namely lychee, peach and mango. Taste opens bitter with slight earthy skunkiness. Iíd bet good money thereís citra hops in this. Some honey and orange sweetness to the later flavour but a largely dry finish. Really enjoyable - manages to be overtly fruity without being overly delicate which is a hard balance to strike.

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