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

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15210) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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.

2.6
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6285) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2008
Cask in statebar. Aroma is balanced biscuity malts with orange and grassy notes. Taste is similar, light body, perfect for sessioning, though perhaps a bit more hop as i can taste exactly what the beers is made with, if that makes sence.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6412) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
[643-20070921] Cask @ Turf Tavern (Oxford, OX). Faint citrus aroma has light acidic fruit and lemon peel notes. Clear, light orange brown body with a small long-lasting foamy white head. Lightly acidic citrus peel flavour. Light-medium body. Fairly mild.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2007
Cask @ St Aldates Tavern, Oxford. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Very fruity and malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty and fruity hoppy citrus flavor. Fruity hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2007
Cask conditioned.Dark golden coloured. Malty and bready aroma with notes of toffee. Sweet malty flavour. Toffee notes. Light bodied.


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