Brakspear Oxford Gold - W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
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Reviews by sommersb:
3.53/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tasted On: 12-25-2012
Freshness: Best by 06-30-2013
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Received as a gift
Thanks to my brother for picking up this rare style on a trip to Great Britain!
Shows a clear and golden, bright color with a generous white head. Very good head retention and a good amount of lace clings to the glass.
Aromas are of herbal and floral hop notes, with the pale malts adding a light breadiness and sweetness. I also pick up some citrus fruits.
Taste is a bit surprising in that it is more hop-forward than I would have guessed based on the smell. Herbal hop bitterness and spicy yeast qualities stand out, with a bit of unpleasant medicinal flavors in the end.
The feel is very crisp and clean, on a medium body. The finish is dry, weighing in with floral hops for a moderate level of bitterness and a bit of the medicinal tastes noted before.
Overall an OK brew. I can't really compare to others in the style, but the flavors seemed a bit one-dimensional and flawed by the noted off-flavors.
Thanks to Billy for this one!
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2012 20:35:12 | More by sommersb
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.