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

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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 dsolonenko
4/5  rDev +9.6%

dsolonenko, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Mountainmanbrewing
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Mountainmanbrewing, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

DaftCaskBC, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Drknight, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Johnq1964
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Johnq1964, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Hanglow
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Hanglow, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of charlatan
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle has freshness date July 2013. Fairly dark amber colour with decent white head. The nose is a combination of dired fruit, lemon and honey. Seems a tad watery to start, until the hops kick in. Then a very pleasant, slightly oily feeling lemony bitterness with an accompanying nutty (perahps hazelnut) element. The first time I consumed a bottle of this I was under the impression that I was drinking brakspear Bitter and wondered what had gone wrong, but it has definitely grown on me after a few bottles over the last couple of years.

charlatan, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Robert-Simmonds
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Robert-Simmonds, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of SimonTja
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

SimonTja, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

McBraniel, May 26, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Ciocanelu, May 09, 2013
Photo of BKLRIBS
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

BKLRIBS, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Radome
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted from a 500 ml bottle bought in Oxford, UK.

A - Deep golden to copper color with orange highlights. Very clear. Head is off white and not very thick, but it is sticky and persistent. Good lacing.

S - Clean, fresh aroma of English hops, some bready malt and a hint of butterscotch.

T - The taste is clean and balanced. It emphasizes English hops flavor (although the bitterness is moderate), but is balanced by bready, biscuity malt. There is a bit of butter and caramel in the slightly sweet finish. Very nice.

M - Medium body. Smooth carbonation; medium hops bitterness; no alcohol burn.

O - A simple and low-key, but very well-executed English beer. Balanced, clean and not over-the-top in any one area, but very enjoyable.

Radome, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Amber color. Poured a two finger head with low retention.
Fruity aroma, with notes of caramel and honey.
Interesting flavor, I was expecting something quite sweet, but I got a nice predominant English hops taste and decent malt. Notes of non-sweet plums and herbs. Dry and with a nice bitterness long aftertaste.
Light body with medium carbonation and small bubbles.
This was close to expiration date, I guess it aged quite well. Very well balanced beer, not too heavy but not boring, I would be more than happy to quaff a six pack.

FLima, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

vinicole, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of MisledTitan
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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

alexworsnip, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of BILF
4/5  rDev +9.6%

BILF, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of sommersb
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
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!

sommersb, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -45.2%

cfalovo97, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Pelicanrocks, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of thierrynantes
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

thierrynantes, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Bix
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Bix, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

fionn13, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of 6string
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

6string, Aug 06, 2012
Brakspear Oxford Gold from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
83 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.