Brewed by Otley
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Seasonal - Christmas. Also available bottled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2011
Cask (handpump) at the White Horse on Parsons Green, 27 February 2011. Clear gold / amber colour. Sweetish. A bit fruity - couldn’t really identify particular fruits though.. Maybe some citrus. Pleasant enough, and quite well balanced, but didn’t make too much of a splash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3012) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2010
Cask at the Magpie in Brentford. Pours a clear gold with a small white head and an aroma of dry hops and honey, faint fruity notes on the palate - pear maybe. Lovely balance of bitter vs fruity malt, crisp and clean finish with a lingering hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30015) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2010
Cask at NWAF 2009. A hazy pale golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel, while the flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel. A bit plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6817) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Rake, Southwark 17/12/09. Deep gold with a slight white head. Citrus hop and orange blossom aroma. Flavour was slightly sweet, with plenty more hops and a dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18914) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2009
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester. Pours a clear orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma with some hints of oranges. FRuity malty caramel flavor with some spicy hints and some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty orange finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14873) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Slightly citrusy and earthy beer with some satsuma/tangerine fruit on the finish. Why I keep buying Otley beers believing that they are good, I don’t know. Some sherberty hop on aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38288) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 7, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester, England.
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, fruity, moderate hoppy, orange. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090122]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16818) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2009
Cask at Manchester winter ale fetival 2009... light amber ... light zezty fruit nose .. light fruit ... little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2008
Bottled. A golden coloured beer with no head. The aroma is a bit yeasty in a Belgian stylee, with some acidic apply notes. Yeasty in the mouth too with hints of spices. Intriguing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
500ml bottle as O-HO-HO, from Nelson Wines. Clear golden yellow with a white head (though I left quite a lot in the bottle to avoid sentiment). Aroma is lightly hoppy, with a hint of grapefruit. Great flavour - nicely dry, but with blueberry and citrus hints and good malt balance. Solid finish and dangerously drinkable for a 5% beer. Why drink awful premium lager when you can have something like this.

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