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Brakspear Oxford Gold - W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc

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BA SCORE
83
good

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 89
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bark on 11-16-2007)
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thierrynantes

France

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%

Beer bottle (50 cl.) purchased from La Cave de l'Inattendu, tasted in 2012.

Appearance : amber color, with white foam head.
Smell : hoppy and malt aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : flowery hops and roasted malts flavors with low bitterness.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style English Pale mild Ale.

10-14-2012 18:25:30 | More by thierrynantes
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Bix

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-25-2012 16:33:37 | More by Bix
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fionn13

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-22-2012 02:59:32 | More by fionn13
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6string

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-06-2012 20:56:16 | More by 6string
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MEP


5/5  rDev +37%

06-25-2012 19:51:55 | More by MEP
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Marius

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-23-2012 18:37:40 | More by Marius
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moneyfunnel

California

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

05-03-2012 00:01:47 | More by moneyfunnel
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-12-2012 16:32:31 | More by jrfehon33
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aztraz

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

04-10-2012 08:38:43 | More by aztraz
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jmtpi

France

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-06-2012 20:52:24 | More by jmtpi
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%

1 I am not a big fan of golden ales and
2 for a bottled beer to be truly organic I think it should be bottle conditioned which this isnae

but let us proceed regardless

burnished amber clear body and decent enough(2mm) thickish white head.

The aroma is ruled by malts very subtle hints of lemon and hops.

The taste is very much like golden ales ruled by yeasty zings and not much else till tailing into subtle hops after taste not bad but still not my thing, not won over at all.

Its okay
I will finish it and if bought it will drink but not going to buy again in a hurry.

03-11-2012 00:01:49 | More by EmperorBevis
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phaedrusovchaos

Romania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-30-2012 09:43:26 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%

I'm not quite sure what an English Pale Mild Ale is, but I reckon this ale is just a regular bitter. Anyways...

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2011. Label mentions that this beer is made from organic ingredients.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A hazy golden-amber colour with low carbonation and some floating sediment. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of rich, fruity yeast underpinned by subtle caramel malt and leafy hops.

Tastes of light caramel malt with a dry, yeasty character and a mild bitter finish. Notes of yeast esters, bittering hops and faint aromatic hops with a whisper of citrus in the background. Mouthfeel is tingly and astringent, leaving the palate dry. Yeasty, faintly bitter aftertaste.

A decent ale, though not amazing. The aroma is pretty good, and the taste is well-rounded. Could imagine sinking a few on a hot day. Worth trying if you come across it.

12-22-2011 23:15:33 | More by jazzyjeff13
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grapetonix

Sweden

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%

A: Dark golden, slight head. Good.

S: Honey and malt skunkiness. Not exactly brilliant.

T: Like a really good lager with strong tones of black tea and honey. I cannot say anything else than that this is simple but really works!

MF: Like any other lager. Slightly metallic. Easy to drink. Not offensive, not impressive.

O: A very reasonable "spiced up lager". Not a bad purchase.

12-01-2011 17:04:06 | More by grapetonix
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heygeebee

Australia

2.78/5  rDev -23.8%

First beer in style.

Pours a cloudy copper gold. Fluffy head has large and small bubbles. Fades to lace. Good.

Aromas of English style hops. Hint of orange rind.

Taste continues smell, being very dry and hoppy. Where is the malt, eh? Merest hint of honey. Dryness really catches up almost IPA style, but no body.

Mouthfeel is light/watery as per ABV which means the hops dominate quickly. Carbonation moderate

Overall, at start I thought 'good session beer' then it got too dry. Suspect will be a glass of water job to wash down at end. Meh.

12-01-2011 11:04:23 | More by heygeebee
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anakar

Israel

4.22/5  rDev +15.6%

This is a great beer, but then maybe it's because I poured it perfectly to my glass (YES! no enormous foam and not flat!!!)

App: it pours a bronze beauty, a bit cloudy with a pretty white (not bright white, kinda dirty white) head of about 2 fingers

Smell: Smell of honey, which is a big feature to this beer, rich smell that doesn't overpower you like you get in some heavy beers. makes you wanna take a chug

Taste: the best part. This is a sweet, honey tasting beer. the taste is rich and spreads great over the mouth. No bad aftertaste but a weak flavor that I enjoyed

Mouth: great, clear but with a little carb. Good feel, I can't quite explain

Overall: very recomended for all purposes

09-15-2011 16:31:18 | More by anakar
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StJamesGate

New York

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%

Amber gold with clumpy white foam that trails. Toffee and toast with slight orange jellies on the nose.
Granary bread with a bit of apricot pit and spicy EKG hops with earth underneath.
Candied orange and fruity linger. Medium, fizzy, oily.

How is this Pale Mild? It says "Gold" right on the bottle. Some pungent hops, some fruit and toast - good balance all around. Solid easy drinker.

09-01-2011 22:24:46 | More by StJamesGate
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woosterbill

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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.

Cheers!

06-19-2011 17:21:28 | More by woosterbill
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alex667gbg

Sweden

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

A: A nice white head on this amber English pale ale.

S: A malty, honey and a bit alcohol.

T: Actually a nice surprise. A malty, bitter pale ale with a honey, citrus tone. A very well balanced bitter mild ale, in true British nature. A sharp end to this, for me, currently unknown beer.

A: Well worth a try.

04-14-2011 18:35:09 | More by alex667gbg
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paperwerewolf

United Kingdom (England)

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

A pleasant surprise, have been passing this over in the supermarket for ages but will certainly be buying again.
Poured into a Grottenbier chalice, gave a nice head which held reasonably well, leaving some nice lacing on its way down.
Quite fragrant, but doesn't beg you to gulp it down. Lovely bitter fruitiness that hit my sweet spot this evening.

03-30-2011 19:12:54 | More by paperwerewolf
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wwjb

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -11%

Amber in colour with golden highlights, arriving with a fairly lively carbonation. A thin white head forms but settles down too quickly to a thin ring with a few lacey spots clinging to the glass. The aroma is bright and citrusy and I think I can detect Goldings hops dominating the nose. There is also a maltiness underneath with a hint of caramel and honey.

The taste is slightly sweet with a nice honey character but a little watery on the flavour. There are hints of toast, floral hops, and a spicy edge to the bitterness. The swallow is citrusy and the finish clean, with biscuity malts lingering.

To be honest, despite the local connections, I have always been unable to muster much enthusiasm for Brakspear's Oxford Gold. The light body combined with the spicy edge to the flavour does not suit my taste, but I think I am unusual in this as most of fellow beer-enthusiasts here find this an easy-drinker.

Overall: Refreshing and quaffable, but lacks body and complexity of flavour.

03-03-2011 08:31:06 | More by wwjb
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nickd717

California

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%

500ml bottle thanks to alfrantzell. All right, my first English Pale Mild tick, if you can call this beer that.

Pours a nice clear golden color with a small white head.

Sweet pale malt and honey on the aroma, with mild earthy hops. The flavor is slightly sweet and rather honeyish.

Pale malt and a smooth subtle earthy and mild citrus hop profile. Like a bitter, albeit not too bitter.

Medium-bodied with a nice smooth mouthfeel.

Solid and drinkable beer overall. Nice session beer (if you're not a 4% = session beer diehard tool that is).

10-22-2010 00:20:32 | More by nickd717
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%

Drank from my Bombardier Conic Pint Glass.

A - Pours a nice porange copper colour with a nice fluffy white head that retains well.

S - Plenty of hops and malts

T - Up front some caramel toffee flavours with a spicey middle finished with a boozey bitterness.

M - Medium body low carbonation and dry finish.

D - Plenty in this beer to keep you interested.

10-15-2010 15:12:02 | More by eric5bellies
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PEIBeerGuy

Prince Edward Island (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev 0%

Cloudy, deep honey colour. A little head disappears soon, leaving some lacing to the bottom.

The smell is good. I liked it better from the bottle before I poured it. A bit of citrus and... graham cracker? That could be honey coming through, too.

Taste has just a hint of peppery spice, which is nice. A bit of citrus (grapefruit / more orange). Starts tasting a bit like a Sam Adams' Summer Ale as the bottle wears on.

Carb is sharp if held in the mouth for a couple of seconds. On regular drinks, it's fine. A bit of a bitter / dry finish. Not watery.

Quite drinkable.

08-24-2010 13:14:32 | More by PEIBeerGuy
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%

A - Clear, golden-orange bronze color and a lot of bubbles with a large, fluffy, foamy, creamy white head with great retention settling into a thick creamy and sticky lacing.

S - Definitely an English smelling beer with a good amount of grassy/herbal/tea hops coming out on top of a slight caramel malt base. Also a fair amount of honey aroma and a touch of citrus, yeast, and mineral as well.

T - Initially there is a pale and slight caramel malt, sweet taste. This quickly gives way to the English hops, with a grassy/herbal/ tea like flavor coming through pretty strong along with hints of spice. Some fruitiness (apple and pear) comes out as well, followed by some orange like citrus. This leads to a bit more floral hop taste along with a touch of toasted bread flavor. Mineral flavors come on at the end and linger after the sip. Slight bitterness from the hops through out, but it isn't all that bitter.

M - On the lighter side of medium body with a good level of carbonation. Pretty smooth and a touch of a tingly feeling and a drying finish.

D - Very drinkable beer with a lot of different flavors and a nice balance of hops and malt. Very much a sessionable English beer. Easy to drink, and continues to grow on you as you drink it.

Notes: Best before 31/12/10. A very nice, solid English session beer. Very nicely balanced and easy to drink. Doesn't stand out as amazing, but it continues to grow on you as you drink it.

05-13-2010 16:08:44 | More by FreshHawk
Brakspear Oxford Gold from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
83 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.