Brakspear Oxford Gold - W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
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Reviews by demcorhip:
3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A brilliantly clear, filtered golden ale with a deeper tinge of amber. Thin half finger white head formed on a fairly aggressive pour only to quickly dissipate. Quite mildly carbonated. Still produces decent lacings, somewhat intricate, that eventually fall back into the liquid.
Interesting aroma. Sulphur and a touch of skunk with biscuit. Some honey, and lesser hints of wood and ciitrus.
Taste is much like the nose. The goldings assert themselves slightly more than suggested at in the aroma, as well as the honey. There is a fair bit of flavour packed into this low gravity ale.
Light in body, full in flavour. Substantial hop contribution makes for a fairly hoppy light bodied ale. Quite sulfurous.
Seems to be fairly true to style based on my limited knowledge. Certainly a session ale, although the sulfur is something im not particularly accustomed to or overly fond of at this point. It would be better suited to summer than the depth of winter. The logic of the LCBO escapes me. Welll worth trying, hopefully this comes back to Ontario come summer.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2009 02:39:10 | More by demcorhip
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A delicious holiday discovery. All round nice easy drinking beer now brewed at Wychwood Brewery. All Brakspear's copper tanks were moved over to the Wychwood Brewery to maintain the same process and flavour. Apparently the yeast dates back to 1776? A unique old school ale.
Serving type: on-tap
09-01-2013 17:13:04 | More by Mountainmanbrewing
British Columbia (Canada)
4.1/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A gift from a family friend from the UK.
A: Hazy amber liquid with a slight 1/4" cream coloured head that dissipated quickly.
S: honey, yeast and grass.
T: Honey, grass, marmalade, wood, grapefruit rind.
M: Medium viscosity and a low level of carbonation.
O: Surprisingly tasty flavour given that this ale uses Golding, Styrian Golding, Fuggle and Admiral Hops.
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2013 00:32:03 | More by DaftCaskBC
Brakspear Oxford Gold from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
83 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.