Oxfordshire Ales Triple B (bottle)
Once again I'm writing up a mild English beer. When will I be yearning for hop bombs again?
Pours orange/amber with a thick bubbly very slightly-off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves quite a bit of lacing. Body is hazy and very orange. Smells mild, malty, somewhat dry. Hints of nuttiness, very toasty and quite nice.
Tastes somewhat bitter and quite dry, with a malty sweet middle and a nice clean finish. Very much a classic English bitter. What else need I say? Mouthfeel is moderately thick, with a low carbonation and mild hops.
Overall drinkability? It's probably better than Bodington's, which is saying something. I wouldn't pay five bucks a pint for it regularly, but it's a nice treat. I'd love to try this in England sometime.
My overall BA rating: 3.75/5
(Upon posting this review, I noticed I'm only the second person to review it on BA. Is it new to the world, or just to my store?)