Oxfordshire Blue - Ridgeway Brewing
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3.28/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a Wells Bombardier pint glass.
A-Pours slightly hazy chestnut amber with a thin, foamy off white head. Soapy lacing.
S-Sweet, almost reminiscent of Belgian candi sugar sweetness. A hint of bittersweet citrus rind, oats.
T/M-This just came in, and yet it doesn't really taste fresh. There's a resiny sweetness where the "whole leaf hops" advertised on the bottle should be. A possible indication of freshness issues. The Maris otter malts create a nice base, but it's not enough to get past the sweetness, which is excessive for the style and a little off putting without some nice Fuggles or East Kent Goldings to provide some balance.
Medium bodied with low carbonation.
O-Bottle is not dated, and it's the first I've seen of it in the United States, but I suspect it's not very fresh. If it is fresh, it would benefit from some grassy dry hops to cut the sweetness.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2011 01:09:11 | More by DaveHS
Oxfordshire Blue from Ridgeway Brewing
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