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Shotover Prospect

Brewed by Shotover
Style: Bitter
Oxford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Prospect is our session bitter (we call the bottled version Pale Ale though it is exactly the same beer). Though comparatively low in alcohol this beer is made with more malted barley than many 4%+ABV beers and is packed with a combination of English and new world hops to give a surprisingly big mouthfeel and a striking dry hoppiness that is very moreish. A classic pale copper English bitter colour, Prospect is perfect for a few pints in the pub, watching sport or for parties and barbecues.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Amber-tan with bubbly head. Slightly caramelly with a splash of pear. Decent, mellow, pint of bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Tried whist on holiday in Oxford February 2013. Slightly cloudy which was a bit off putting. Pleasant slightly fruity taste a gentle bitter finish. More body than expected for its strength. Get the appearance right and this would be an above average session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (5513) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Cask at the Henley Brewhouse. Deep amber with a loose white head; lightly malty aroma; a toasty pale malt flavour with a pleasant herbal bitterness; and a rather sweet finish. A pleasant bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a small average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caraeml, earthy, wood - tobacco. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110429]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandman (2533) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
Cask. Amberish copper body, white head. Aroma has fudge and some mellow hops. Quite sharp and bitter, malty sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7373) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 3/10/2011. Amber coloured with a slight, off-white head. Crisp, biscuit malt aroma with a touch of citrus and leafy hops. Easy drinking, with solid malts, more fruit and lingering, bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Cask@The Bear, Oxford. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel, fruits, wood, some toast and toffee. Flavour is quite similar, but also has some veryy strong fruity and floral bitterness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (1919) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
[500ml bottle (from Millets Farm Shop, nr Abingdon) that Dad shared with me - cheers!] Light amber, large foamy off-white head. The moderate fizz works very well with this beer. It’s bitter and floral at first before sweet malt comes through to balance it. Your mouth is then swamped with wonderful hoppy flavours of grass, straw, lemon and orange with a hint of pine in the background. The lovely resinous mouthfeel balances well with the frothy bubbles. An excellent beer with astonishing depth for the low ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2011
Cask Stillage at Nottingham Castle, Nottingham 15/10/2010 Hoppy aroma. Golden bronze coloured fruity and hoppy with a hint of peppery earthiness in a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (9503) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2010
500 ml bottle. From Oxford, England. Thanks Chris & Mikko!
Hazy dark golden colour with tiny off-white head. Yeast, fresh bitter American hops, some sourness and citrus in aroma. Flavour is malty, slightly dark bitter hops, fruitiness and citrus. Crisp and balanced. Flawless.

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