overall
90
100
style
Brewed by Salopian
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hadnall, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Colour: Straw
Style: The intention of the hop character is to be pronounced but not all encompassing, dry but not overtly bitter and a tiny hint of sweetness to add body. Its one of the most expensive of the Salopian beers to brew as it relies heavily on expensive hops from the US.
History: The creation of Oracle came about because of the employment of a new member of staff and a trip to a local pub. Jake Douglas joined the brewery in early 2008 having spent a decade at a brewery synonymous with hoppy beers; a promise was made early on to brew a beer to his taste. The trip to the pub was to try a beer of this style. The ambition was to create a balanced low gravity golden beer with a striking hop character. After a period of test brews Oracle was born.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2016
Cask @ Gallows Bird. Slightly hazy golden beer nice frothy head. Aroma has sweet tropical fruits, citrus, orange, grapefruit. Taste is quite sweet with fruit flavours, then slight grapefruit bitterness and flowery notes. Smooth texture and medium body from cask. Nice and tasty for a cask beer novice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3772) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Cask at Odfellows. Clear golden body with a dense white head. Great lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, biscuit and tangerine. Flavour of orange, bright juicy hops and grass. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Soft carbonation prickle. Fruity and beautifully balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WaddlingPlatypus (153) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
500ml bottle. Pale in colour, with a fine white head. Aroma of hay. Finely carbonated with a bitter aftertaste, and pleasant notes of butter and citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Cask at Ushers. Pours hazy golden yellow with a thin bubbly white head. Aromas of Leon, orange, cereal. Taste is bitter lemon. Thin finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1247) - SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Light citrus aroma. Pale golden beer. White creamy head. Its light, slightly grapefruity. Creamy mouthfeel. Its nice but nothing special. Could do with a bit more kick to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (3531) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Cask at the Red Lion, Amblecote. Pours light gold with a small head. Aroma is mango and grapefruit juice. Taste has grapefruit juice to start with a medium bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (8187) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle from minutemat as part of European Local swap, many thanks. Orange golden color with thick white head. Nice citrus hoppy aroma with oranges, tangerines, pines. Nice citrus hoppy taste with oranges, tangerines, together with solid caramel malty backbone. Long fruity, hoppy bitter finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hatzer (199) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Not bad nice hopness its ok it c9uld be better whats more love of hops more juice to let loose

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2230) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2016 Cask at The Fountain, Leek. A clear straw colour with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, peach, grapefruit, subtle biscuit and floral hops. Taste of lemon, peach, some orange, some melon, slight grapefruit, subtle biscuit and floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A soft, floral hop bitterness in the finish. Quite a simple golden ale overall but I can tell this is so well made and its really sessionable. Great citrusy flavours, nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2796) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
500ml bottle from Moonshine & Fuggles, Ironbridge. Yellow golden colour, white foam head leaving lacing and zesty orange & lemon citrus hop aroma. Flavour is light malt with citrus, grapefruit hoppy bitterness. Light bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Very drinkable.


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