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


on tap

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 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 (8699) - 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 itís maybe a little light during the cold, dark months of winter, but itís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (31419) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2006
[Cask at GBBF 2005] A hazy orange beer with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet hoppy - and so is the flavor though added light notes of butter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
Cask condioned, GBBF 2005: Tastes of asparagus. Vegetables donít do no good in beer in my opinion. Burnt taste, not very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2005
Cask Conditioned, at the Market Porter, Borough, London .
Bullion gold body, medium sized, fluffy beige head. Strong bitter aroma. Silky, slightly oily texture and mouth feel. Strong bitter flavour with exceptional length and clarity. Yum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2005
Cask (gravity dispense), GBBF, August 2005. Golden colour. Distinctly hoppy, but more in the style of a session bitter than a golden ale. More earthy than flowery, although there are some light citrus notes. Plenty of bitterness and just a hint of soft malt. A good quaffer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
Mild, creamy, malt-forward aroma with some herbal hops and light fruity esters apparent. Clear dark blonde with low white head that recedes to very slight ring. Biscuity malts with plenty of caramel and a bitterness that seems initially low but builds throughout. Medium-light body is quite dry with fair carbonation. Cask at GBBF 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
Cask conditioned and handpulled at the VAT & Fiddle, Nottingham. The epitome of summer session bitter drinking. Clear amber brown body, thin creamy head, caramel tang on a creamy palate with creeping bitterness towards the end/.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4469) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2005
Cask@GBBF 2005. Golden beer with a light fruity aroma and a dry fruity flavour with a caramel finish. Overall a plain dry and fruity effort.

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