Brakspear Oxford Gold - W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
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3.84/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
09-01-2013 17:13:04 | More by Mountainmanbrewing
British Columbia (Canada)
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
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.
08-29-2013 00:32:03 | More by DaftCaskBC
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.4/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
06-15-2013 21:03:29 | More by charlatan
4.16/5 rDev +14%
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.
03-27-2013 22:47:09 | More by Radome
3.68/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
03-10-2013 03:00:59 | More by FLima
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
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!
12-25-2012 20:35:12 | More by sommersb
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
Brakspear Oxford Gold from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
83 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.