Brewed by Shotover
Style: Bitter
Oxford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Prospect is our session bitter (we call the bottled version Pale Ale though it is exactly the same beer). Though comparatively low in alcohol this beer is made with more malted barley than many 4%+ABV beers and is packed with a combination of English and new world hops to give a surprisingly big mouthfeel and a striking dry hoppiness that is very moreish. A classic pale copper English bitter colour, Prospect is perfect for a few pints in the pub, watching sport or for parties and barbecues.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3586) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle in Shotover at our friends house 20 m from the brewery. Amber coulered with a nice head. A nice bitter with good malt structure and nice grainy and bready scents. Taste of grain, mild yeast a hint of lemon and earthy hops. Well balanced and lots of taste. Nice

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (2477) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pours a thin head on a clear straw body. The aroma is mild grain. The taste is grassy, grain and lemon. The texture is crisp. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Amber-tan with bubbly head. Slightly caramelly with a splash of pear. Decent, mellow, pint of bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5230) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Tried whist on holiday in Oxford February 2013. Slightly cloudy which was a bit off putting. Pleasant slightly fruity taste a gentle bitter finish. More body than expected for its strength. Get the appearance right and this would be an above average session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (6328) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Cask at the Henley Brewhouse. Deep amber with a loose white head; lightly malty aroma; a toasty pale malt flavour with a pleasant herbal bitterness; and a rather sweet finish. A pleasant bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (47099) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a small average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caraeml, earthy, wood - tobacco. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110429]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandman (2927) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
Cask. Amberish copper body, white head. Aroma has fudge and some mellow hops. Quite sharp and bitter, malty sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (8341) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 3/10/2011. Amber coloured with a slight, off-white head. Crisp, biscuit malt aroma with a touch of citrus and leafy hops. Easy drinking, with solid malts, more fruit and lingering, bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2011
[email protected] Bear, Oxford. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel, fruits, wood, some toast and toffee. Flavour is quite similar, but also has some veryy strong fruity and floral bitterness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (2236) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
[500ml bottle (from Millets Farm Shop, nr Abingdon) that Dad shared with me - cheers!] Light amber, large foamy off-white head. The moderate fizz works very well with this beer. Its bitter and floral at first before sweet malt comes through to balance it. Your mouth is then swamped with wonderful hoppy flavours of grass, straw, lemon and orange with a hint of pine in the background. The lovely resinous mouthfeel balances well with the frothy bubbles. An excellent beer with astonishing depth for the low ABV.

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