Jeffrey Hudson Bitter | Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
35
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of igl
4.61/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DispyDnb
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
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 -0.2%
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 -4.5%
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 -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spike
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.08/5  rDev -23.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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 -1.7%
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
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.8/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I've read in previous reviews about people finding this beer sour and I think what they were drinking isn't the real representation of this beer. I've been drinking it from the source for ten years and sour it is not.

A: Amber gold with frothy white head.

S: Tropical fruit initially but woody spice takes over. Has that classic English gingery prickliness.

T: Very dry and crisp. The bitterness is not too high but it's assertive enough. Has some mild tropical fruit working with the woody spiciness and the gingery prickliness – it's English alright. Malt base is unremarkable in the sense that the Challenger hops are the showcase. Lovely lingering woody bitter aftertaste with soft lemonade. Towards the dregs it gets earthier. All the right flavours hitting all the right places.

M: Lively but soft effervescence.

O: Emphatically absolutely no off flavours. This is the beer that got me onto real ale and I know it better than any other beer. Served on cask and bottled for supermarkets it can be two quite different drinks, but I like them both equally as much.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bright hay with craggy off white froth with leaves intricate lace.
Marris Otter biscuit with a touch of butter, plus lemon curd, flowers and passion fruit.
Baguette dough and 11 kinds of lemony hops - curd, sorbet, rind - plus a touch of grapefruit and must.
Lemon creme biscuit finish and zesty linger.
Lt, smooth, perfect cling.

Note: labeled at 4.2%

Balanced like an acrobat. More a blonde than a bitter, but who's complaining? A complex, superior beer and another winner from Oakham.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -25.2%

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