Thursday, December 2, 2010

Brakspear's Oxford Gold (England) 4.6%

In my opinion if you are going put a bumblebee on your label and bottle cap the beer should at least take a little like honey. Or at least be sweet. Not the case.

Hoppy and little bitter. Very mild flavours, almonds and vegetable greens. Crisp tasting, refreshing and the aftertaste is nice. It is balanced but there isn't much to balance. Amber in colour and underwhelming in flavour. More carbonated than I expected for an English beer: it had me burping.

On a hunch I left it for a while until its temperature approached room temperature and the flavours did come out a little more: more bitter, and tastes of apples blossoms.

Certified organic by the Soil Association and unless you are determined to drink an organic beer or just want it's really cute bottle cap this can be given a pass.


  1. On the topic of juleøl, you should try to get your hands on the Stellinger Divum from Berentsens microbrewery. They only made 1895 bottles though!

  2. Thanks for the tip, that one sounds really interesting... and rare!