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Brewed by Oakham
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Aka Jeffrey Hudson Bitter. Also available bottled @ 4.2% abv.

A golden beer whose aroma is dominated by hops that give characteristic citrus notes. Hops and fruit on the palate are balanced by malt and a bitter base. Dry hoppy finish with soft fruit flavors. A nationally respected ale, winner of numerous awards, JHB is a blond baby packed with flavour & perfect for those long sessions as well as a quick pint at lunchtime. This popular beer was crowned Champion beer of britain in the bitter category in 2001 and 1999.
Challenger and American Mount Hood hops.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 1     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 1   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : XX  
Yeast : XX   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 3   Biscuity : XX   Hay : 2   Toasty : XX   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 2
Hops : 4   Noble(1)->American(5) : 2   Leafy : 2   Spicy : 3   Floral : 4   Lemon/Lime : 5   Grapefruit : 3   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 2   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : 1   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: A classic golden ale, fresh, hoppy, lemony and grainy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear medium yellow color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy. citrus, butter. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3870) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Cask at Abbotsford, Edinburgh. Golden colour, creamy off-white head. Aroma of wet grass. Grassy flavour profile with a fair deal of fruitiness. Dry and rather thin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Cask at The Abbotsford, Edinburgh) Golden color, small white head. Fruity aroma with some hops. Hoppy, citric flavor, grapes and apples, soapy notes. Grassy perfyume finish with pepper notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vintagefergie (21) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2007
pale yellow pleasant fruity hops and character. Drank at the peterborough beer fest. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2007
[email protected] Pale yellow colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is citrusfruit and some wood. Flavour is citrus, yeast and mild wooden notes. Pleasant, but not exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15558) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Draugh (Kingston Arms, Cambridge) (6:2:8:4:14=3.4)
Light yellow, loose head, lacing aplenty. Hoppy aroma - promises citrus. And delivers. Sharp bitterness cleans the mouth, but isnt over-imposing.
500ml bottle (Drink Shop. Tallinn) (7:2+:7:4-:14=3.4)
Classic english bitter aroma, touch of ginger - nice. Still too damn pale, loks insipid, and the head disappears too quickly. But the taste, oh my, the taste. This is what English bitter is about. Lovely light bready grains, and he spicy hops are peppery and gingery and bitter and bitey, and urging you to take another sip. Even though its a little thin, the hoppy hum in the finish gives you a smile, so Ive got to give it 4 for palate. Overall a very solid beer, even though its bottle. Damn, I want this as a cask real ale now, Im sure the previous rating was an underrate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF. Nice golden colour with a good white head. Clean crisp floral hops all round. Very aromatic and lovely fruity citric notes. Effortlessly drinkable. All day session stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
Cask, GBBF 2007. Straw, clear white head. Nose is grassy hop and slightly citrus. Mouth is hoppy dry grass, leaving a dry grassy finish. Alright actually.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11655) - Sborg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2007
Cask @ Kingston Arms, Cambridge. Golden coloured. Unclear. Fluffy off white head. Citrusy and flowery aroma. Has some light fruity notes. Flavour is flowery and sweet. Has some citric notes as well. Herbs notable. Medium to full bodied. Has a nice citric bitterness in the end. Quite refreshing. Nice.


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