Brakspear Oxford Gold - W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
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3.88/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: light amber, slight haze, narrow layer of white froth that compacts to a thin cap
Aroma: fermented honey, grain, perfumey hop scent of pine and citrus
Flavor: dryish malt balance with fruity notes of lemons, heather flowers, and blossom honey; finishes dry with a lingering mild bitterness
Mouthfeel: medium body, pert carbonation, crisp texture
Other comments: This is probably one of the better beers from Brakspear and definitely a good organic beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2008 19:43:52 | More by GreenCard
4.33/5 rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Not really an English Pale Mild Ale, but since the Bros doesnt think the style English Blond/Golden Ale exist, this is as close as I get.
The colour is gold; the liquid clear. The finger thick head sinks down to a compact white lid, leaving some fine lacing.
The smell is sweet with notes of honey, flowery hops (according to the label, Target and Golding hops are used), some mild bitter notes as well as a hint of yeast.
The taste is sweet and a bit hoppy, but not very bitter. Flowery notes of honey and clotted cream, some apricots and bananas. The aftertaste gives a delicate bitterness as well as a touch of white bread and mint.
The liquid is very smooth and a little thick. The carbonation is fresh yet mild, giving room for the subtle flavours.
A good example of this rather new style.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2007 22:29:23 | More by bark
3.84/5 rDev +6.1%
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
4.25/5 rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Handpump half-pint at the Southwark Tavern.
A: Clear pale amber body with a very nice finger of creamy tan foam. Great retention and lacing. Lovely.
S: Balanced mix of herbal + piney hops and mildly sweet toffee malt. A little weak, but it's a mild after all.
T: Smooth, smooth, smooth. Malty and fruity up front, with biscuit, toffee, and apricot leading the way to a cleanly bitter finish. Very easy drinking and tasty.
M: Smooth, light, and moderately carbonated.
O: With its style in mind, this is almost a perfect beer: balanced, subtle, nuanced, complex, and hugely quaffable. I could see pint after pint disappearing with zero effort and great enjoyment.
Serving type: cask
06-19-2011 17:21:28 | More by woosterbill
United Kingdom (England)
3.38/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Weaker than the bottle version 4.6%abv., this cask version tasted at my local JDW pub during the chain's real ale festival comes at only 4%abv. Served by a non-sparkler pour into a half-pint glass.
A: translucent, dark amber with deep orangey glows, coming with a thin soapy foam on top of really quiet carbonation.
S: rather astringently citric on the aroma, with an equally considerable input of "dirty-cloth" like pale malts and sulphur, plus a tinge of nectar at the corner. Overall the yeasty intervention rings a bell of Brakspear Bitter as well.
T: so light and crisp on the foretaste, full of floral flavours and followed by a lightly stinky, sulphurous swallow of biscuity malts almost like a traditional pale ale (brewed with double-drop or union system)... an orangey-citric and even zesty taste of hops expands along with more semi-chewy bitterness at the back, leading towards a long, bitter and tangy finish where a touch of leafy-herbs (the palate is almost like that of mint-leaves?!) lingers.
M&D: light-bodied, slightly yeasty but overall quite fresh for a cask ale. Brakspear's yeastiness certainly leaves a deep imprint in the overall flavour profile, rendering a lightly dryish touch throughout the drink. Solid!
Serving type: cask
12-07-2008 19:10:59 | More by wl0307
Brakspear Oxford Gold from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
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