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

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BA SCORE
83
good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
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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Photo of demcorhip
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

demcorhip, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of ludachris
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light honey gold with a thin, watery white head that quickly boils down to a wispy, tightly knit ring. Decent lacing and a fair amount of carbonation is visible.
Sweet honey malt, citrus, some fruity esters and a bit of biscuit in the nose. All very subtle and blend quite easily.
Crisp, smooth citrus up front in the taste followed by some light, bready malts and a snappy dry finish.
Mouthfeel is quite smooth; tthe transition from citrus to bread like malts is effortless. At 4.6% ABV, this brew is highly sessionable.

Overall, quite a nice EPMA. The taste is indicated in the style; "mild". This brew still has a nice complexity to it, it just seems that everything is toned down. Can easily make a nice lawnmower beer but at over $4.00 a bottle, I'm not sure I'll be turning to this again any time soon.

ludachris, May 04, 2009
Photo of jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jmtpi, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

vinicole, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of SimonTja
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

SimonTja, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Long813
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

G: Stein

A: Bright golden clear body with a thin off white head that leaves fine lacing

S: Honey, citrus fruits, wheat & bread/biscuit.

T: Honey upfront with light citrus and biscuit.

M: Light bodied and medium carbonation. Smooth and crisp sweet/biscuit finish.

D: I didn't think it was exceptional. but it did not fall short in any category except price.

Long813, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of GodOfBeer
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice cloudy orangey gold colour with a thin white head, nice lacing and lots of bubbles.

Lemony citrus and sweet malty aroma with some honey.

Very refreshing, nice biscuity malts, nice and sweet body that finishes slightly bitter. This would be a perfect beer on a hot summer day.

GodOfBeer, Jan 31, 2009
Photo of mattyrubes
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

mattyrubes, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of MisledTitan
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

MisledTitan, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Pelicanrocks, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Marius, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of fullsweep
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL brown bottle. Unfortunately, I didn't have a glass as I had this at an outdoor barbecue.

Even without pouring, foam was bubbling up through the neck of the bottle--white foamy bubbles. This was very nice to see considering I didn't have the added benefit of a clear glas.

Smells and tastes very bitter with a sweet aftertaste of molasses.

Mouthfeel was thick and rich with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Although this is definitely on the bitter end of the scale for my tastes, it's definitely drinkable and ranks with similar ales like St. Peter's Organic Ale and Tribute Premium Cornish Ale.

fullsweep, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of DerBayer
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is much more pleasant to drink than i expected. It looks a pale copper when poured with soapy head and the smell is of grassy hops with little mallt character.

The taste is well-balanced an refreshing with grassy light hop flavours dominant.

The brew is very drinkable and i can see this being a mid-week regular

DerBayer, Feb 14, 2010
Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Mr_Pink_152, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of BILF
4/5  rDev +9.6%

BILF, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

McBraniel, May 26, 2013
Photo of JamFuel
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

JamFuel, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of TGS
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

TGS, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Johnq1964
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Johnq1964, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Saksis
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Saksis, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Hanglow
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Hanglow, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Bix
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Bix, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of PEIBeerGuy
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

PEIBeerGuy, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of phaedrusovchaos
4/5  rDev +9.6%

phaedrusovchaos, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of MEP
5/5  rDev +37%

MEP, Jun 25, 2012
Brakspear Oxford Gold from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
83 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.