Brewed by White Horse
Style: Bitter
Faringdon, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask; Regular.
NOTE: The pump clip has the word "Oxfordshire" in small letters above the word "Bitter" but the brewery does not refer to the beer as Oxfordshire bitter on its website.
Deep in the vale of the White Horse tradition is being kept alive. Using only the finest ingredients this golden bitter balances locally grown Challenge Hops with Yorkshire malt, to offer the discerning drinker a beer that will stop any horse in its tracks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23262) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2010
Cask. Goldeny amber colour with small beige head. Aroma is quite hoppy along with some herbs and spices. Flavour is wood, some fruits, caramel as well as someherbal notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5302) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2009
Cask at the Jolly ANglers, Reading. Hazy amber with loose off-white head; floral aroma; light floral and fruit flavours with some caramel malt for body; fresh English hops to finish. Elegant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester, England.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, straw, moderate to light heavy hoppy, flowers, perfume, grass, citrus, grapefruit, lime. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090123]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (11544) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2009
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
Sweet, slightly gingery bitter aroma. Soft malty body, some bitter, gentle hopping. Very easy quaffer. Pleasant bitter finish. Just what you want from a 3.7% bitter - excellent sessioner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Castle, Furnival St., London</i>
Hazy golden color; thin creamy head. Nice grassy hop aroma. Despite the low alcohol, it has a correct mouthfeel, with caramel and cereals flavor; strong bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle, 4.1% Dead bronze pour like squash. Nosing digs up a surprising tang of hop, rusty mandarin tin, lime sharpness, sticky resins. Dead, but not in a bad way. Pleasant orangey tang softening into lingering bready vanilla malts, peanut. Really creamy monkey nut afters. Little bit earthy. Quite enjoyed it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2008
Has the fruitiness of the Wayland Smithy, but a lot more hops and malt. I quite liked this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7052) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
(Cask at Market Porter, Southwark, London, 27 April 2008) Clear amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity nose with notes of orange, apricots and floral hops. Malty, fruity taste with apricots, dog-rose cream and floral hops. Fairly dry, slightly below medium body. Tasty session bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask at the St. Aldates Tavern, Oxford during the RB pub crawl.
Nice and clean golden brown colour with a thin bubbly white head. Decent hops front aroma with delicate hints of ginger. Flavour has a really good malt and hop balance that goes all the way to the finish eventually settling on bitter hops. Lots of character, plenty of flavour. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2008
Cask conditioned - handpump - St Aldates Tavern Oxford. A golden beer with a small amount of white head but some good lacing showing what good condition it was in. The aroma was nicely hoppy with some grapefruit notes. More good fresh hops to the flavour and then a little nuttiness crept in. A nice start to a good day’s drinking.

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