Heart Of Oak | Oakleaf Brewing Co. Ltd.

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Heart Of OakHeart Of Oak

Brewed by:
Oakleaf Brewing Co. Ltd.
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wl0307 on 05-18-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by Buildscharacter:
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3.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer while touring around England. This one was inbibed at "The Lord Moon of the Mall"...quite the nice place, especially if you enjoy a good cask ale.

The beer pours out a little darker than I thought it would being a bitter, and like most cask ales, lacks the carbonation that is typical of beers in america.
Immediatly I knew this was going to be quite the hoppy brew, so I prepared myself. You could just smell the hops wafting off the thin, non-heading surface.
Not being much of a hop head, this was a bit much for me. Very strong hop taste, reminds me of cascade, sierra nevada type. Hope flavor stays but eventually gives way to a mild malt flavor and finishes dry.

I enjoyed this cask ale and moved on to many others :)

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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle-conditioned version, the same alc. strength as the cask one. BB APR 09, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours an incredibly elegant hue in b/w lightly infused Darjeeling and copper; thin white foamy head retreats slowly, on top of very gentle carbonation.
S: citrus notes of hops, toasted nuts, lightly burned sugar, raisins or sweet dried berries, some herbal notes, as well as very light floral hoppiness. Overall a very mellow and well blended smell for a Best Bitter.
T: mellow and juicy, with lots of fruity & caramely malts, plummy+berry+citric fruits, bitter-sweet nuts, earthy hops, then turning deeper with a long, superbly chewy hop-bitterness and roast-maltiness in the very end, on top of an aftertaste of more roastiness as of nuts and also stems of roasted tea... The chewy bitter, semi-dry mouthfeel lasts beautifully, prolonging the charm and also enhances the drinkability of this bitter altogether.
M&D: utterly smooth but not w/o important subtle carbonation; judging by the clarity and fizziness I would say this beer is very well conditioned in the bottle. I've already forgotten my first, marvellous encounter with the draught version, but this bottled one is absolutely spot-on - balanced, quaffable as well as reasonably complex to make it a charming Best Bitter.

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Heart Of Oak from Oakleaf Brewing Co. Ltd.
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