Royal Oak Pale Ale | O'Hanlon Brewing Co. Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'Hanlon Brewing Co. Ltd.
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-28-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
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12
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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mrfrancis
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy, murky amber with a thick, puffy off-white head.

S: Aromas of minerals, toffee, dates, and ripe plums mingle with peppery hops on the nose.

T: Notes of toffee, minerals, roasted chestnuts, black walnut, plums, dates, leather, soda bread, and peppery English hops wash across the palate. The finish is straight-forward and quenching with toffee, nutty malt, and spicy hop flavors.

M: This ale is on the lighter side of medium in body and quite dry. Carbonation is firm. Very drinkable.

O: This is one of the better English pale ales I've tried in recent months. I am particularly impressed with the complexity of the flavor profile. Highly recommended.

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a translucent amber with a finger of white head, great head retention and lace throught the whole pint.

S: Maris Otter malt, some fruit and lemon, but quite light.

T: The flavour is impressive. Strong toffee and biscuit malt, balanced well with some dry, earthy and hearty Goldings flavour. Twinge of sourness mid-palate and finishes bitter.

M: Smooth, medium-bodied but not heavy. Calming hoppy aftertaste. Light carbonation makes it very quaffable.

D: A very nice bitter/pale ale right here. Wish it wasn't so expensive, it could be my new easy drinking British ale to stick with for an evening.

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3.35/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this bitter at Chaucer's Pub in London, Ontario. Deep ruby colour with orange hues. Pours a gian rocky white head, leaving plenty of pretty lace. Very fruity aroma off the start (plum), very malty with a good dose of hops. Biscuit and bread as well. Maybe a touch of cherry. The flavour profile is a nice of balance between the sweetness from the malts and a bitter almost piney flavour from the hops. FInishes creamy, buttery maybe, with nice bite from the hopping.

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4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 pint, 0.9 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A = Medium oak brown, slight haze from a sloppy pour, very firm bone white head of about one finger that has absolutely incredible retention, looks almost like meringue, leaves medium to medium-heavy lacing.

S = Maple syrup, light earthy hints of hops, some light spices such as white pepper and dried lemon and orange zest.

T = Fresh muffins, lightly covered with three fruit marmalade, nice tartness that shows up at midpalate and remains throughout for a great finish.

M = Light to medium-light body, great mouthcoating for the body, very smooth level of carbonation.

D = This one is a great easy drinker that I could happily pound several of in a sitting and can envision coming back to again.

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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic glass.

Appearance - Bit of a cascade effect when poured. Produces a beautiful off white rocky head. Color is copper orange with perhaps a slight haze. Lacing the whole way down the glass.

Smell - A bit sour, tangy fruit, fresh water...I probably served it a bit too cold...as it warmed a little more...WOW, here came all the wonderful carmel and toasted bread smells. Really nice!

Taste - Biscuit/crackers, touch of grapefruit, very balanced with a fruit rind bitterness to finish it.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, silky, lower carbonation...in a word...perfect.

Drinkability - So smooth and tasty, they would go down easy.

My first experience with a bottle conditioned English "Real" Ale.
I now see what everyone is talking about. This is a BEER!!!

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Royal Oak Pale Ale from O'Hanlon Brewing Co. Ltd.
3.99 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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