Brewed by Salopian
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hadnall, England


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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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Creedence's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Creedence (291) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAR 29, 2014
Cask at NERAX. Straw yellow, white bubbles. Fresh citrus aroma, some sileage and bramble. Quite intense hoppiness. Slight bready malt flavour with a lovely citrus hop character. Lingering hops in the aftertaste, quite dry and nice and smooth. Simply one of the best beers at 4% or less Ive ever tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenOver (310) - SLOVENIA - MAY 11, 2017
Pours golden with a hint of amber discoloration, no top, whatever there is of the head is slightly off-white. Strong hoppy aroma, citrus and lemon grass, a slight sour aromatic hint at the end. Slightly skunky maybe. Texture is oily, has body, low carbonation, almost flat, hoppy kick, gives way to a slightly sweet body, followed by a nice, gentle dry aftertaste. Good job!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2551) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Cask at Cross Keys, Hednesford. Pours pale golden with a white head. Nicely balanced citrus led session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Cask Half Pint at Kingston Beer Festival, Kingston, Surrey, June 2009 - Golden in colour. Very citrus fruity; very grapefruit and lemon. Hoppy; piney and earthy hops. Bitter fruity hoppy throughout. Crisp & refreshing. Nice beer! (2009-06

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jampura (180) - FINLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Kittysiss real alena. Hieno kukkainen tuoksu, sitruksisen kevyt ja saippuainen suutuntuma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (3152) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Cask at the 2017 Manchester Beer Festival. Gold pour with a white head. Vanilla, soft spice and citrus aroma. Shed loads of citrus fruit in the flavour. Refreshing brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2877) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
On cask at the Manchester Beer Festival, pours a clear medium yellow with an off white head. The smell is fairly juicy citrus, floral and delicate. The taste is floral, citrus, pretty juicy with a dry end. Very light in body with nice carbonation. Very pleasant 4.0% beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (2378) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle at home, 26th November 16. Pours light straw, aroma is fresh hay, grass, citrus. Taste is light perfume, nice hops, easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14202) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
Cask at The George, Croydon. It pours clear gold with a decent white head. The aroma is fresh, doughy malt, tangerine, atone fruits and hay. The taste is crisp, dry, bitter, grassy, dank, pithy lemon, touch of soap, peppery spice and straw with a dry finish. Light - medium body and soft carbonation. Pretty tasty. A grade-A gold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a lively straw with small white head. Fruity hop aromas, some citrus, pine.Similar flavors, a little sweet, quite dry throughout and a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (963) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Cask. Appearance is quite clear and very light straw/golden. Aroma is fruity hops, grassy, citrus fruit. Taste- soft citrusy hops, summer fruits, zesty undertones, bitter hoppy finish. Nice and refreshing.

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