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Oxfordshire Blue - Ridgeway Brewing

Oxfordshire Blue
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.28%


Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaveHS on 08-05-2011)
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On cask at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is pale orange and slightly hazy with a soapy white head of broken bubbles. Fresh bread and dough aroma with citrus and floral hops. A really nice blend of hop and malt character. Ridiculously smooth on the palate. refreshing and silky. Goes down like water. Beers like this are meant to be served in this format. It's really a different experience having a low abv English beer from the cask as opposed to other serving mediums. Delicious.

Serving type: cask

04-20-2014 13:59:54 | More by Huhzubendah
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DaveHS

California

3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
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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