Archive for the ‘Oxfordshire Ales’ Category

Another day over. Work wasn’t that bad, which was nice for a change. There really wasn’t anything interesting to report. I spend a bit of my day discussing with my comrades at work how we would escape my office in the case of zombie apocalypse. We decided that we would barricade the door and climb to the room. This would not work in the case of the rare wall-climbing zombie. So, onto one of the last of the British beers in the fridge.

ABV: 4.7%

Style: Extra Special/Strong Bitter

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The signature beer of the Oxfordshire Ales range. For a fuller flavour, Marshmellow is a classic real ale with contemporary, easy drinking qualities. Deep amber in colour Marshmellow is generously fruity, malty and quenches the thirst with a lingering bitterness.”

Random: I have never seen a zombie movie.

This brew poured with a half a finger of off white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body as a very hazy chestnut-brown with low carbonation. The nose had a bit of caramel and malt notes with this other odd smell that I’m not a huge fan of. On the taste, the malt was definitely the primary flavor with the caramel that was apparent in the nose. It was followed up with some mineral notes and a bit of hop bitterness at the end. The body of the brew is too watery with moderate carbonation. The brew finished with the mineral notes, but was relatively quick. After having a few different ESBs lately, this one was definitely the bottom of the barrel. I wouldn’t have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0