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

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Ratings: 91
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 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
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

cfalovo97, Nov 11, 2012
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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
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Bix, Aug 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

fionn13, Aug 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

6string, Aug 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +37%

MEP, Jun 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Marius, Jun 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

moneyfunnel, May 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jrfehon33, Apr 12, 2012
Brakspear Oxford Gold from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
83 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.