Oxford Gold
W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc

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From:
W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
English Pale Ale
Ranked #69
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,014
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 13.77%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
82
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 10, 2022
Added:
Nov 16, 2007
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  11
SCORE
82
Good
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Rated: 3.41 by qrazvan from Romania

May 10, 2022
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Rated by James94 from England

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
L: Golden amber colour, good lacing
S: Leathey, malty, cirtusy,
T: Lemon, vanilla, zestiness, herbs
F: Medium-well bodied, nice carbonation

O: 4.25
Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.71 by tux_alin from Romania

Aug 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Bier70

4.24/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Setting: I just finished a surf and it's a stunning summers evening at home. I was thirsty and needed something cold/fresh and this beer delivered. Zesty, fruity (citrus?), smooth (not carbonated), easy drinking. Went down extremely well and complimented the lovely summers evening. Nice easy drinking summer beer and a 4.5 based on this. The label must have been updated as it's different from the one displayed here.
Jul 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

May 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.11 by Daniel473 from Netherlands

Oct 05, 2020
 
Rated: 2.88 by alesinwales from Wales

May 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.63 by Robertas from Lithuania

Feb 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by Stengelfoot from California

Jan 18, 2020
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
L:
-pours a clear deep golden with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-orange zest,biscuity,honey,mushrooms
T:
-spicy,zesty,clove
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
A pleasant, if not terribly complex English Bitter.
Aug 22, 2019
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours clear gold in color with half inch head. Taste is Earl Grey tea, English malt, and honney. Light bodied, moderate carbonation and bitter. Makes for an above average English pale ale.
Jul 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.63 by npfreeman from England

Jul 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jhart96 from England

Mar 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.2 by count_von_count from Russian Federation

Mar 04, 2018
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Rated by DeutscheAfrikaner from South Africa

2.92/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Gold honey. 10mm head. Cloudy. Smell some mint. Not to hoppy and bitter. Dry taste.
Jan 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.53 by Bajengurkan from Sweden

Nov 06, 2017
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Reviewed by gudthing from England

2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
Looks beautiful when poured, nice thick head. It has a pleasant hoppy smell. The feel is decent, relatively thick with medium carbonation. The taste I wasn't too keen on. I found after a few sips the hoppiness overpowers it leaving a strong bitter -a little- unpleasant taste in my mouth.
It's a shame, I guess the saying 'don't judge a book by its cover' really applies here.
Jul 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by bmaggot from Lithuania

Jul 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by mishi_d from Romania

Apr 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.29 by Martine from England

Dec 23, 2016
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From Costco. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Electronic Super Joy. Very refreshing, with smooth, creamy body that although a bit watery is very well compesated with a good dose of english hops. The more I drink the better it becomes
Dec 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by EdmundBlackadder from Ohio

Oct 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Aug 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by igl from Russian Federation

Aug 05, 2016
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Reviewed by damndirtyape from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
500mL bottle (best before 30 June 17). Date stamp B6153. Served in a collins glass.

Appearance: Bright gold, approaching amber. Thin sudsy white head, fine strands and some thin sheets of persistent lacing.

Smell: Hint of fruit, little bit of butter,

Taste: Very much to style, but a bit hoppy. Herbal/leafy English-style bittering hops dominate, accented with a hint of butter and tea. Some underlying malt mixed in with some fruity esters.

Mouthfeel: Nice thickness with a prickly carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: A nice English pale ale - probably one of the better ones I've had in the past few days. Nicely hoppy accenting the English style of hop. I suspect it would be even better on cask. I could have another if available.
Jul 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Dope from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Best before 28 Feb 17

A: Pours an amber/red with a tall, fizzy white head. Good retention with thin, thin walls of lacing.

S: Huh, a nice crisp citrus fruitiness and the sulfur of pilsner malt.

T: Flowery up front, very much so. Citrus rind and a honey sweetness. Get that typical little punch of bitterness in the finish with another flourish of flowers.

M: Light and crisp.

O: Not bad. Never had this style before. Tastes a lot like an english pale ale, just watered down a bit. Very flowery at points but the honey balances it out a bit. Crisp and drinkable.
Jun 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.63 by Daniel_k_morgan from Wales

May 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.66 by Chinakalva from Russian Federation

Jan 16, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

2.71/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Bottle from Ramstein BritShop. Gold? In color, yes. Else wise, this beer comes off kind of weak and watery. Tastes more like a pale lager than a bitter. A little disappointing....
Jan 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.43 by risenz from England

Jan 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.13 by FCox143 from England

Dec 27, 2015
 
Rated: 2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden

Nov 24, 2015
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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 500ml bottle into an imperial pint glass.

Clear, dark copper colour with light carbonation and a large, creamy, off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Looks fabulous.

Smells of light honey, malt, and lemon flowers.

Taste is of a first-rate English golden ale with grass, lemon and florals atop a solid, semi-sweet malt base and a bitter finish.

Medium body. Extra smooth with a little stickiness and a dry, bitter finish. Gentle carbonation. Light coating of the tongue that lasts a while after each mouthful.

Great example of an English pale ale that delivers exceptional flavour for 4.6% ABV. Smooth, refreshing, bitter. Best served chilled.
Oct 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by 123321123321 from Alabama

Oct 04, 2015
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Reviewed by doktorhops from Australia

3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Brakspear is the Shakespeare of English Beer... not really but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to enunciate that statement, it was like part of my brain was thinking “Brakspear, Shakespeare” whilst another part was going “please no, don’t put another terrible pun in a review” too late, I did it and there’s no changing it now sucker! [err, yes, there is a button called ‘backspace’ that could work wonders for your reviews]... *brain-to-brain murmurs* OK I’ve worked it out with myself - I will keep telling terrible puns and I will also keep plying the dignity self-censorship portion of my brain with alcohol - as far as I can see it’s a win-win situation.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Butter-Menthols (Google it) is the exact colour of the body of this beer, I can’t even describe it to you - you just have to Google it. True story: Butter-Menthols are so good that as a kid I looked forward to catching a cold just so I could have some, of course now I simply drink a beer that is heavy in Diacetyl when I’ve got a cold and make it even worse but as they say: with age comes wisdom (teeth). The head was gone in a flash, typical English head, I believe it was cream-coloured. 7/10.

S: Aroma is quite floral with a medicinal note and some cider apples thrown in... colour me “what-the-f__k-is-this?” which is a purple-brown hue. Hint of lemon in there as well perhaps? Indeed. Malt, where are you hiding today? 8/10.

T: The flavour is floral, like a potpourri, my mouth has never been so much like an air freshener, with hints of the following: Citrus, biscuit malt and apple ester with an astringent dry finish - it’s the classic dry gin martini equivalent of a beer - you can feel this brew evaporate turning your tongue into the Sahara. Not bad, if you’re into that sort of thing. 7/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with a light carbonation and the aforementioned astringency dominating the palate here... the Japanese are totally jealous. 7/10.

D: I like Brakspear - so far I’ve tried two of their beers and they’ve been completely different unlike another certain brewer whom I just reviewed (I’ll give you a hint: sheep, possibly a herd, managed by someone named “Neame”) for whom it is difficult to pick their brews apart from each other. But I digress (my favourite activity) as this Brakspear is a brew I recommend with a caveat - do you have another drink handy because this is one dry MOFO. 7/10.

Food match: WARNING: DO NOT CONSUME WATER CRACKERS WITH THIS BEER.
Sep 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.69 by sephyrott from Spain

Sep 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.53 by silenz from Sweden

Aug 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.59 by knot from Belgium

Aug 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by steverx8 from England

Jul 04, 2015
Oxford Gold from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 138 ratings