Oxford Class Ale | Heavy Seas Beer

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Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by marc77 on 08-25-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
4.6%
 
 
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of bconsidine
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Gusler
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours to a fairly deep amber color, clear and the head average in size, frothy in texture and off white in color, the lace is decent enough to cover the glass. Nose has a sweet malt base, the hop quite evident with a sweet start, the top medium in feel. Finish is nicely carbonated with a pleasant hop spicy bite and to end it all a droughty lingering aftertaste, a fine drinking beer.

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Photo of marc77
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Copper in hue w/ good clarity. Moderate off white head leaves wisps of lace. Leafy, earthy, lightly floral Willamette hop nose accompanied by caramel sweetness and prominent biscuit malt. Trace fruity esters are perceptible. Mild hop bitterness upfront quickly yields to medium caramel malt and hints of butterscotch and more biscuit. Earthy hop flavor seems a bit course and raw. Lightly bodied. Finishes with buttery notes and darkly toasted malt ending abruptly. Oxford Class Ale is a no frills pale, being just flavorful enough for decent drinkability. The slight astringency prevented me from enjoying it further.

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Oxford Class Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
3.48 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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