Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
South Stoke, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle conditioned as Blue. Cask as Oxfordshire Blue.
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt; whole leaf hops.
"Distinctively hoppy, lively, refreshing. Blue is the first bottle conditioned ale brewed deliberately to taste great chilled."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2859) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Large white head, excellent retention and a thick, coating lace that really hangs on. Dark gold, light copper hued ale. A handsome brew indeed. Yeast aromas hit you first followed by notes of citrus, berrys, fruit and some light earthy notes. Body is lightly medium, crisp on the palate with a quaffing carbonation level. Dried fruit flavors, peach, light caramel notes in the malt dept., grassy and fruity with some appley notes, though all around light. Dry, lightly fruity finish. Been groovin on some of these english brews lately. I guess my beer guy @statelineliquors is gettin,em in fresh, dunno. Nice ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TET (2837) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2008
Ridgeway Oxfordshire Blue is yellow beer with thin white head. Aroma is temptating: some sweet maltas and lot of fruitfull hops. Flavour is first slightly sweet but it changes very quicly to bitter and dry. There are sweet malts, fruits and hint of roastiness in the flavour. Quite easy to drink and carbonation is nicely balanced. Good beer for every sector with very nice hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2762) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a pure gold colour with a large off-white head. The aroma is all citrus with lots of hops. The taste is all citrus with a hint of malt, with a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
50 cl bottle. Golden clear colour with a little white head. Nice soft aroma of mild hops. Light flavour of hops, speciel cirtus, and with a tastefull and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2006
BCA (from Tesco, BB Apr 07). As Joeh noted an annoying label. As they suggested I served it lightly chilled but not in two stemmed glasses, I only have one mouth after all. There is an initial citrus hop burst. Crisp, drinkable and refreshing. I prefered this once it warmed slightly giving slight resiny earthy edge to the substantial hop finish with sweet malty flavours to back this up. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
Fruity fresh aroma. Clear orange brown with medium carb. No head whatsoever. Fruity taste, nice and crsip. has a home made feel to the beer. Watery in texture but with a pleasant tang. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (2424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2012
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Sadly this one was a little old and had some skunk too it. But I could get a good idea of the flavor despite. Pale yellow ale with some grassy/pine hops. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (2202) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Candied orange peel to the nose with just a touch of clove type spice. There is something almost watermelon-like here too. Sweet and vibrant on the palate with a bulging, smooth texture and rich decadence. This beer contains far more than one would expect from looking at it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tranquillity (2109) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
Bottled. Excellent as an aperitif. Qui9te simple, flowery aroma. Small white head, orange colour. Taste simple, but very hoppy. Fresh but not much more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Hazy golden colour with a thick off-white head. Citrus aroma. Taste is hops, citrus, some malt and a touch medicinal. Quite high carbonation. Dry, hoppy finish. Not a favourite.

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