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


on tap

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 11/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3665) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2007
Cask, at GBBF 2005. Gold, moderate white head and gentle condition. Good fruity hop resin in the nose, solid hop resin and malty graininess in the mouth and a lingering hop bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Cask, Turf Tavern, Oxford. Shiny copper with beautiful milk white foam, fine around the edges, coarse in the middle. Truely a glorious pint to behold. Delicate, flowery aroma, oranges and apples. Very soft and pretty. Slowly building marmalade bitterness, tart plum esters, soft malt. A delicate but wonderfully flavorful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingsHead (32) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2006
Cask, gravity dispense Kings Head Fritwell, very nice session bitter, got to get this back in the cellar soon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2006
Cask conditioned at Catford beer festival. Slightly hazy gold. Tea like aroma with some citric hop. Flavour is again tea like, tannin dryness and muddy. Odd, very odd. What is it with Catford and tea?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 Cask gravity at Catford BF 06. Hazy gold with thin white head. Maybe coming to the end. Interesting tea hop aroma. Quite earthy in mouth with harsh muddy hop on end. Should be terrible but for some reason isn’t. Still, not great. 2.5/5 Cask handpull, St Aldates, Oxford, RB Pub crawl 08. Decent grassy little bitter. Nice dryness on the end. Bit of fruit. Nice golden session bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 11/12/2004 Clear golden coloured with some citrus hop aroma. Slightly dry malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2008 Cask at the Wellington, Bedford. Pale Golden with a small beige head. Grassy hop aroma. The taste is mildly citric with a little malt, but the hops dominate. If you dropped into an English country pub on a hot afternoon in search of a refreshing, uncomplicated sessionable bitter, and you still had a few miles to walk, this is what you would want to be served. 15.8.07. Cask at Cotswold Arms, Burford, Oxfordshire. Rated 5,4,5,4,13:3.1 10.2.08 Cask at St Aldates Tavern, Oxford. Rated 6,4, 6,,4,13: 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fin (8332) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
Merton Beer Festival Sat 18th Feb Cask conditioned. I have had this on a number of occasions and thoroughly enjoyed this once again, strangely I think I have enjoyed this more in the summer as it’s maybe a little light during the cold, dark months of winter, but it’s a belter nonetheless. One of those beers where despite never excelling in each individual department the pooling together of all provides for a superb session bitter. A slightly darker than golden beer with a pleasany hoppy aroma, loads of great zingy flavours jump out a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Excellent. By the way as a previous reviewer mentioned the pumpclip and logo is superb and very simple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Cask. I had this several times while in Oxford, and in pubs that were away from the tourists and students, which was wonderful. Gold and copperish in color, with a white head that dissipated to a ring and lacey surface. Aroma was sweet, with its hop and malt characteristics clear. Smooth and silk-like to the mouth and palate. A little oily, but nothing bad. In fact it was sweet compared to most bitters, but well balanced. Wheaty taste of the malts and bitterness of the hops was well matched. Bitterness lingered at the finish, but not too strong. Each time it was fresh and was a great session beer, which I practiced a few times. One of the better ones, although I defer the final verdict to my English friends who are exposed to so many great bitters.

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