Jeffrey Hudson Bitter | Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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Jeffrey Hudson BitterJeffrey Hudson Bitter

Brewed by:
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- Quite pale gold, clear. Pours with 1cm white head that largely clears in time.
S- Just some clean mild hopping.
T- This to me a good example of a bitter beer, crisply hopped, very easy to drink.
F- Refreshing, and seems to have a bit more body than 4.2% might suggest. Beautifully balanced, absolutely nothing out of place or out of proportion.
O- I was curious how a 'simple' 4.2% traditional bitter could rate at 3.96-VG (to date), but now I think I see why. There's no mega-ABV%, or silly/fashionable ingredients, the charm of this beer is it's great overall quality. ps. This is an eminently sessionable beer.
BB 13-Oct-19. Bought from Waitrose, Eaton, nr Norwich.

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Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light golden color with a thin head.
Aroma with notes of pine, lemongrass and some stone fruit.
Flavor with notes of earthy English and floral hops, lemon and tangerine citrusy, biscuit malt sweetness, pine, a bit of tobacco with honey. Dry aftertaste with a very clean bitterness
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Crisp and citrus-floral Bitter that resulted in a refreshing beer with a clean and prime bitterness. Quite pleasant. One of the most quaffable bitters I had.

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Photo of igl
4.61/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DispyDnb
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

tap at Wetherspoons Stanstead. Pale golden color, tiny head that goes away quickly, not too much on the nose: bit of citrus, great taste that makes it very drinkable: very citrusy with the right bitterness. not bad for a wetherspoons tap

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Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice bitter that I looked for in England in 2014 only because this ale is listed and reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
Also reviewed in the "1001."

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Photo of flyingpig
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml Bottle from Drygate bottle shop, Glasgow (£3.60):
Nice stuff from Oakham Ales here, this one was well-balanced & fresh with some good floral flavours & was exactly what you'd expect from a good golden ale. The beer was an easy one to drink with some good pale malts & bread to kick things off alongside a pleasant citrus zest & nice bitterness; it's definitely one of the better beers of the style that I've tried of late & one that I wouldn't object to having again at some point either; although it's probably not quite as good as the breweries Citra pale ale offering but it's not too far off it either.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.16/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spike
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Copper. Crystal clear. Fair number of streams of tiny bubbles. Shallow cap of white foam head. Looked very presentable. Colour is fabulous.

S: Prominent nose for a bitter. Soft citrus and distinct floral quality.

T: Fruity. Luscious. Exceedingly floral.

F: Refreshing. Smooth. Dry. Medium level of bitterness up-front with a malt finish. Light carbonation provides a lift.

O: Outstanding low ABV English bitter with a distinct floral, fruity character. Oakham Ales are heavily influenced by US craft beers and this is an excellent example of blending traditional with the new, using Challenger and Mount Hood hops.

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Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jenno10
3.08/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of Bassman59
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of Intz51
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%

Photo of Hanglow
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of parintele
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mizx
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow, one finger frothy head. Bubbles aplenty, but settles down soon enough. 4.2% bottled version.
Citrus smell, with lots of lemon and lime, with peel and zest. Almost smells like a radler, if not for some biscuity malts and green hops.
Great crisp taste, with lots of citrus and limes. Grainy and slightly toasted biscuity malts, but still pale. A low orange - floral sweetness, almost tropical, just enough to compensate the sour lemons. Green notes towards the finish, a bit of tobacco hops too, some woodiness, slight hint of metal, bitter.
Medium carbonation and mouthfeel, with a slight buttery feel to it. Crisp dry finish, but extremely refreshing.
A nice summer bitter, thirst-quenching and packed with (not very complex, yes) hops. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On cask pull at the White Horse in Parson's Green London.

Pours a very clear light golden colour, light in the body, but with a full, fine and solid head of white that sits like a nitro tap. Lacing is excellent. Carbonation is fine when tilted, otherwise still. Looks very noble in the glass.

Nose is crisp and bright, and certainly hoppier than I expected. Slight zesty lemon characters, green herbal notes and quite earthy. Some bready grain comes through as well. Overall, it's fairly decent.

Taste is also good. Clean crisp and bright bitterness gives it a solidity and an earthy underpinning. Slight floury grain comes through, but mostly things are nicely in balance. Feel is actually pretty light. I expected a bit more on the body, but you can't have everything.

Very drinkable overall, and very pleasantly sessionable. At only-just-3%-ish, it's a beer you could sit on for a long while. I liked it a lot.

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Photo of vinicole
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle (4.2% ABV). Straw colour Thin bubbly head. Rising effervescence.
Hoppy lemon nose.
Some malt joins the citrus in the taste which balances the brew.
Moderate body. Soft but decent carbonation.

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Photo of TT--Cashout
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle purchased from bargain surpermarket B&Ms in Civic centre, Wythenshawe, Manchester
Pours a clear golden body with decent enough white head

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Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -24.2%

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Jeffrey Hudson Bitter from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 60 ratings