Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Cambridgeshire Craft Beer Review: JHB (Jeffrey Hudson Bitter) from Oakham Ales

Welcome to Norwich. I am even-star and this is a special week of The Beer in Review featuring Norwich and it's amazing craft beer scene. Today's Cambridgeshire craft beer review is for JHB (Jeffrey Hudson Bitter) from Oakham Ales.

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Yes folks it was a brilliant 36 hours in Norwich and I have a LOAD of new beer reviews from this amazing city of ales. I have not seen SUCH a vibrant craft beer and real ale pub scene any where else in the UK. Not London. Not Manchester. Not Bristol. Norwich is where it is at.

And I realise that Oakham Ales do not come from Norfolk but I had this beer in one of the lovely Norwich pubs over the weekend.

I don't know who Jeffrey Hudson is but I hope he was not as disappointed in this beer as I was. The problem is that I have loved other Oakham Ales and this one fell so short of the mark for them.

It was a blah yellow beer. Very light in colour and flavour. Medium bitter and grassy without any distinct sort of hops or other flavour. If I hadn't had such high expectations I wouldn't be so hard on it so maybe try it for yourself.

It happens every so often. A brewery that puts out consistently interesting and tasty beers comes up with a dud. Has this happened to you? What was the brewery? Tweet me at the link below (@even_star).

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