Oracle - Salopian Brewing Company Ltd

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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: n/a
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Salopian Brewing Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: seanyfo on 10-05-2008

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.
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 3
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.88/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had this in the summer of 2010, with friends on the banks of the river Severn about two miles from the brewery: this review however is from another cask ale outlet, my local Wetherspoons in Jan 2012, two pints hand pulled.

This is a good looking beer, golden/light amber body with a full white crown which stays as well as leaving lacing on the glass.

They use US hops in the brew to give it a hoppy aroma and taste, but don’t over do it: I guess Cascade (mostly) being the ones giving the hop feel. The smell is therefore hoppy, piney and semi-citrusy.

The taste is predominately hoppy with the malt content preventing a complete take over, good combination of flavours, some grapefruit dryness and bitterness combated by the milder malts.

A very good session bitter and the Salopian beer I now look for when out with friends.

Photo of rarbring
4.3/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A light amber, nearly brass, colored beer. A white head leaving good lacing.

The smell is citric, grape-fruit, and floral, pine and fresh grass.

Tasting initially sweet of caramel and toffee, then grape-fruit and bitter orange, very bitter!

Small carbonation, soft and fresh, a dry finish.

This was a truly lovely beer, enjoyed in the beer garden at the Rake in London.

Photo of seanyfo
3.26/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pint served in imperial pint glass by handpump.

A- Very creamy 3 finger head with excellent retention and lacing. Body is a light blonde colouring.

S- Lots of floral hoppiness here, grapefruit citrus, only faint malty bread dough notes.

T- Lots of hops in here, maybe overpowering the malts. Citrus comes through in the finish. Only well into the aftertaste does any malt nuttiness come through.

M- Low carbonation, light body.

D- Refreshing certainly with the hop profile but id like a little more malt sweetness in the start to balance this, leaving me more satisfied! Nevertheless, an interesting hoppy bitter, while easy to drink i dont know if id want more than 1 or 2 before desiring something slightly sweeter.

Oracle from Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.