Oxford Brewery (Australia) Reviews




bitbucket
1.7
Oxford Premium
Bottled sample from WBC2006. Pours a cleary light amber with a large white head. Light body with medium carbonation. Thereís a cardboardy/earthy quality to the nose and the taste.
Saturday, July 8, 2006

Linc
3.9
Oxford Oatmeal Stout
Deep, deep red/black colour. Smooth and malty with chocolate and a hint of coffee. Much fuller bodied than any oatmeal stouts/porters Iíve had before. Easy drinking stout, mild bitterness, slight sweetness.
Monday, September 19, 2005

omhper
4.2
Oxford Oatmeal Stout
Bottled. Dark black. Milky and roasty with perfect smooth coffee and roast malt flavour and soft mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Really well balanced, and with great malt character. Perhaps the finest beer I had on AIBA 2005!
Friday, June 10, 2005

omhper
2.4
Oxford Light
Bottled. Clear golden. Vague, undefined spice aroma. Fairly sweet and very light bodied, yetnot thin. Low hop rate. The finish is more dry and lightly salty. A well made light beer.
Friday, June 10, 2005

omhper
4
Oxford Nights
Bottled. Dark brown with small beige head. Chocolate aroma. It has restrained sweetness and a soft, velvetty mouthfeel. Roasty with a pleasant, buttery malt character that accelerates towards the finish. Really well made and with loads of character. A gem!
Friday, June 10, 2005

Sully
3.4
Oxford Nights
Donít mind a schwarzy, espcially when it looks good n the glass with a nice white head. There is the expected brnt aroma and black malt flavour profile coming through as well. Small hop presence but it and the malt provide a fine finish
Monday, May 16, 2005

Sully
2.2
Oxford Premium
Alarm bells sound at the mention of that ípí word. We all know that this term is used when the brewrs want to be all grown up and loved like Crown lager. Well, if you asked me I would say that said Crownie lovers would be quite at home with this one. As expected, nothing more.
Monday, May 16, 2005

Sully
3.7
Oxford Porter
A good antidote to the 152. Much better I say. There is a good deep brown colour although it isnít clear when held up to the ligt. Good whiff of chocolate mocha and rich mouthfeel despite being relatively low in alcohol. The best of the Oxford offerings at NFOB04.
Monday, May 16, 2005

Sully
1.1
Oxford 152
The ABV seems to be around the Queensland standrd for midstrength beers. At east they donít have as big a market for pussy ligt beers but really there is so little difference. Light in colour, low in nose, big on fizz and.......... letís describe another Aussie pale lager.
Monday, May 16, 2005

Sully
2
Oxford Cloudy
Cloudy? Yes it is. Very hefe looking and the nose backs it up as well. A great deal of cloves and some dried orange a la the big Hoe. Not as refined or refreshing however.
Monday, May 16, 2005

Sully
3.5
Oxford Pale
Uh oh, an american Pale ale. we all know what that means donít we? Yup a LC clone and they didnít disappoint.Therefore having said that it has a similar appearance to the midgets from the west and similar fruity citric nose. Fresh feeling on the palate and quite an uplfting beer. good summer drop.
Monday, May 16, 2005

winkle
3.8
Oxford Pale
NFOB 2004. A cloudy amber colour with a medium head. Grapefruit aroma. Looks like these guys are on the Little critters bandwagon. Has some malt with a hint of caramel not to mention the cascade hops. Reasonable finish. Nice pale ale.
Sunday, September 19, 2004

winkle
3.5
Oxford Porter
NFOB 2004. Iím quite impressed by this brew pub they make tasty beers despite being owned by CUB. This was rather cloudy/murky brown colour with a large off white head. Aroma was dominated by chocolate/coffee. Full body and oily thick mouthfeel. Quite a big beer for a porter. Good.
Sunday, September 19, 2004

winkle
1.2
Oxford 152
On tap at Oxford pub. Well its a mid strength lager. Nothing exciting but it is drinkable.
Sunday, June 6, 2004

winkle
2.3
Oxford Premium
On tap at Oxford. Iím seriously starting to avoid beers with the word Premium attached. Some noble hops in the nose, standard lager appearance. Quite thin with a nothing finish. A bit boring.
Sunday, June 6, 2004

winkle
3.8
Oxford Nights
On tap at the pub. Quite a tasty little number. Plenty of roasted malt flavours and easily drinkable. A good beer well worth the ferry trip.
Sunday, June 6, 2004

Linc
1
Oxford Premium
Never expect much from something labelled premium, because it's always thin, watery, yellow, lagerish crud. In this particular instance it seems to have been hopped with common garden ivy and cardboard.
Sunday, December 21, 2003

Trogdor
3
Oxford Ruby
nice floral, hop and sweet fruit aromas. amber red with rose hue colouration. a little wheat character with winey dark fruit and berry flavours dominating.
Sunday, December 14, 2003

Trogdor
2.3
Oxford Cloudy
nothing much to add to what everyone else said, nothing special, it's basicly sub homebrew standard.
Sunday, December 14, 2003

Betty
0.8
Oxford Premium
Yet again a dumb Aussie swigger. How dumb. Not sure what to say. I'm getting the feeling that going through the brisbane beer festival beers is something like describing different shades of off white.
Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Betty
2.5
Oxford Ruby
Not bad. Almost a milkier lamer version of Rodenbach with a passionfuit callipo dipped in there. A bit lame.
Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Betty
3.8
Oxford Nights
I liked this a fair bit after dragging myself through the "gold coast" range. Geez. Lots of lingering flavour of fresh dark malts. Nice.
Wednesday, November 26, 2003

duff
1.3
Oxford Premium
Pale yellow in colour. Couldn't taste much at all, pretty watery and lame. Nothing too offensive, just overtly bland.
Saturday, October 11, 2003

motelpogo
1.5
Oxford Premium
nfob03. we were running out of things to taste by this stage. reasonable as far as bland lagers go, no pride of ringwood to really ruin things
Friday, October 10, 2003

motelpogo
1.1
Oxford 152
nfob03. i was the moron who didn't check the commercial description of this at the beer festival and ended up buying a midstrength lager. reasonably smooth for its type - i didn't hate it that much
Friday, October 10, 2003

motelpogo
3.7
Oxford Nights
nfob03. i've never seen a schwarzbier with such a creamy head before. plenty of burnt bitterness in there, like a nice version of carlton black
Friday, October 10, 2003

motelpogo
3.1
Oxford Ruby
i'm a bit insulted that duff can compare this to my homebrew cherry beer but i guess there aren't too many other australian cherry beers to use as a point of reference. deep red colour with some lactic sourness. finish reminds me of cherry yoghurt
Friday, October 10, 2003

motelpogo
2.2
Oxford Cloudy
nfob03. it is cloudy and has a decent creamy head. it's a hefeweizen with no subtlety, some curacao thrown in because one of the brewers tried hoegaarden once. and some infection in there preventing it from being an easy swigger
Friday, October 10, 2003

winkle
2.7
Oxford Cloudy
Rerate: On tap. Good lingering head, cloudy body. Much more cloves and banans in the nose than last time.Slightly thin body. Not a bad effort compaired to my last tasting. Perhaps the keg at NFOB was old/mistreated.
Friday, September 26, 2003

winkle
2.6
Oxford Ruby
Duff must have read my notes. Cherry cordial nose, good colour. Cherry flavour dominates as it should but the body is too thin. Sweet dry finish. Nothing outstanding but quite ok.
Friday, September 26, 2003

Betty
2.3
Oxford Cloudy
On tap at the Brisbane Festival of Beers. Slight infection in this beer because they forgot to clean their coopers homebrew bucket. Some orange rind thrown in out of obligation to because they read on the internet that some wheat beers got that. I agree with duff... too fizzy...
Thursday, September 25, 2003

Betty
0.5
Oxford 152
On tap at the Brisbane Festival of Beers. Foul. What the fuck? Like XXXX but not with just a hint of cat piss; this shit takes it to the foreground baby. Bring it.
Thursday, September 25, 2003

duff
3.6
Oxford Nights
Even though it is a schwarzbier, i reckon it was perhaps a bit more stouty. i.e a bit more roasty and chocolatey. sweetish at the start, but the roastyness balances it out a bit. Actually a pretty tasty little beer in the end, i was quite surprised.
Wednesday, September 24, 2003

duff
1
Oxford 152
Very bland lager, almost tastes like water, but i guess its kind of innofensive because it does taste like water. Pretty much a typical mid-strength lager. Mid-strengths seem to be popular in Queensland, more so than in Sydney anyway.
Monday, September 22, 2003

duff
2.1
Oxford Cloudy
Pretty light in all german wheat departments, lightly tart, lightly clovey, lightly yeasty. Thin texture, with a classic Aussie fizz finish. Needs more body and flavour.
Monday, September 22, 2003

duff
2.4
Oxford Ruby
Reminded me of Motelpogos cherry beer, but perhaps not as good. Tart at first with a dry finish, the cherries are there, but watered down a bit. A bit simple and thin, i tasted some cardboard or something aswell.
Monday, September 22, 2003