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

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.


Greavsie's rating

4
   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndburns (150) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a lively straw with small white head. Fruity hop aromas, some citrus, pine.Similar flavors, a little sweet, quite dry throughout and a slight bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (782) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Cask. Appearance is quite clear and very light straw/golden. Aroma is fruity hops, grassy, citrus fruit. Taste- soft citrusy hops, summer fruits, zesty undertones, bitter hoppy finish. Nice and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1741) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Cask at Crate. Light golden colour. Thin head. Very pleasant, quenching, sessionable golden ale with a hint of citric hop in the finish. Not overly aggressively tasty but balanced. An easy drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerseyislandbeer (10) - JERSEY - MAY 12, 2016
Pours a straw colour with a small white head. Aroma has light floral hops, grass & citrus fruits. Taste is also quite light, but really crisp, with citrus, peach, pine, grass, some biscuit & some honey. Finish is lingering bitter, grassy and crisp.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (859) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2016
Cask @ Gallows Bird. Slightly hazy golden beer nice frothy head. Aroma has sweet tropical fruits, citrus, orange, grapefruit. Taste is quite sweet with fruit flavours, then slight grapefruit bitterness and flowery notes. Smooth texture and medium body from cask. Nice and tasty for a cask beer novice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3377) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Cask at Odfellows. Clear golden body with a dense white head. Great lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, biscuit and tangerine. Flavour of orange, bright juicy hops and grass. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Soft carbonation prickle. Fruity and beautifully balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WaddlingPlatypus (124) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
500ml bottle. Pale in colour, with a fine white head. Aroma of hay. Finely carbonated with a bitter aftertaste, and pleasant notes of butter and citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9358) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Cask at Ushers. Pours hazy golden yellow with a thin bubbly white head. Aromas of Leon, orange, cereal. Taste is bitter lemon. Thin finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1077) - SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Light citrus aroma. Pale golden beer. White creamy head. It’s light, slightly grapefruity. Creamy mouthfeel. It’s nice but nothing special. Could do with a bit more kick to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (3307) - 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.


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