Brakspear Oxford Gold | W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
England, United Kingdom
brakspear-beers.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bark on 11-16-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
14.01%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
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Photo of rulisekmartin
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Spike
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, light copper colour with light carbonation and a pretty, white head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Smells of light honey, malt, and lemon flowers.

Taste is typical of an English golden ale with hints of lemon and florals.

Light to medium body. Smooth with a dry, bitter finish. Gentle carbonation.

Smooth, refreshing, easy-drinking. Best served cold.

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Photo of nickd717
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle thanks to alfrantzell. All right, my first English Pale Mild tick, if you can call this beer that.

Pours a nice clear golden color with a small white head.

Sweet pale malt and honey on the aroma, with mild earthy hops. The flavor is slightly sweet and rather honeyish.

Pale malt and a smooth subtle earthy and mild citrus hop profile. Like a bitter, albeit not too bitter.

Medium-bodied with a nice smooth mouthfeel.

Solid and drinkable beer overall. Nice session beer (if you're not a 4% = session beer diehard tool that is).

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Photo of Mountainmanbrewing
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A delicious holiday discovery. All round nice easy drinking beer now brewed at Wychwood Brewery. All Brakspear's copper tanks were moved over to the Wychwood Brewery to maintain the same process and flavour. Apparently the yeast dates back to 1776? A unique old school ale.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown 500ml bottle, one month past its Best Before Date. This is an organic beer and bottle conditioned.

Poured into a standard pint glass, most likely a bit colder than it would have liked (it was a hot day), the beer had been left in the fridge a bit longer than it should have been!

Mini haze to this tangarine orange coloured beer, plenty of carbonisation rising through to replenish the white foaming head. No lacing, but the head stayed for a long time, so condition of the beer was fine, even though I'd over cooled it.

Aroma of spicey hops and yeast esters, some malty smells arrived as it warmed in the sun.

There is a tang and pungency to the taste, bitter with an easy mixed fruit feel to it. No trace of any malt in the flavour, but it was sharp, refreshing and invigorating, a good beer for a hot day or night.

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Photo of GreenCard
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: light amber, slight haze, narrow layer of white froth that compacts to a thin cap

Aroma: fermented honey, grain, perfumey hop scent of pine and citrus

Flavor: dryish malt balance with fruity notes of lemons, heather flowers, and blossom honey; finishes dry with a lingering mild bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium body, pert carbonation, crisp texture

Other comments: This is probably one of the better beers from Brakspear and definitely a good organic beer.

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Photo of Dope
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50 cl.) purchased from La Cave de l'Inattendu, tasted in 2012.

Appearance : amber color, with white foam head.
Smell : hoppy and malt aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : flowery hops and roasted malts flavors with low bitterness.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style English Pale mild Ale.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThatWineGuy
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best before June 25/09. Honey-gold, momentary white head flattens to a wispy film with a solid ring and some lacing. Steady small bubble slow moving carbonation. Aroma of honey dew, lime, citrus. There is a muted tartness that's well controlled, green melon, clean, crisp, dry, bitter ... all within a honey backdrop that happily lacks the associated sweetness. Refreshing bitterness has a nice understated malty finish, again nicely balanced and pleasant. This beer reminded me of what a Corona would like to be. It would make a fine summer sessional at 4.6 per cent ABV, not overly serious but the combination of Target and Goldings hops and organic breeding work out rather well in this instance, I thought highly of this beer considering the style.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of IBUnit63
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I wanted to try one of these options in the style for a while but couldn't bring myself to blow 13 clams on a Lakefront variety 12-pack with a couple Cattails in it. Finally, at Volo Toronto, I find this in bottle. Served in tulip.

Provides a honey color with about a 2/3 finger head. Really, not too much retention, but there's decent carbonation. Quite clear - although the head doesn't stick this is an inviting presentation.

The first whiff brings about a bit of silage - it actually smells organic if that can be explained. Definitely noble hops abound from the stewy light malt.

It's actually somewhat clean with that British slatey tinniness for a while but it burns off. Intermittent butterscotch is latent as well - it gets more hearty with a little warmth.

For some reason I don't expect milds to be very clean and light but this one is. A slightly tinny aftertaste, but that doesn't create much hassle.

Being in this weight class offers major sessionability. It's admittedly not a style I am well-versed in but it's an easy pour and a solid foundation.

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of stephenlee
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of JamFuel
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of BKLRIBS
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Effo
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robert-Simmonds
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Scriba
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This isn't the first time I'm drinking this one. I have bought it a couple of times. It's a quite inexpensive for an English ale (in Sweden), and it's organic (which makes my girlfriend happy!)

I pour the beer in the usual oversized wineglass and a pale (almost white) head forms. It dissolves after a couple of minutes into a thin ring. The liquid is golden.

It smells a little of malt. There is also a fresh smell of hops.

The taste is balanced; some malt, some hops. The immediate taste isn't very bitter, but there is some bitter notes of hopes in the aftertaste.

The beer feels nice in the mouth, and the small bubbles are just right.

It's is very gulpable beer, not very special but really nice.

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Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of hopley
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarbring
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is clear dark golden with a hint of copper, a rather small white head that leaves good lacing.

The smell is sweet oranges, with a hint of bitter lemon peel.

The smell has a little honey sweetness, some orange sour notes, but mainly bitterness, grape-fruit seeds and zest.

Medium high carbonation, small bubbles, a distinct dryness.

A good distinct bitter brew.

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Brakspear Oxford Gold from W.H. Brakspear & Sons plc
3.64 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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