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

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas. Also available bottled.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34188) - 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]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29081) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16250) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
6th January 2013
Old Fountain. Cask. Lightly hazy gold beer, bubbly white head. Palate is smooth with modest fine carbonation. Semi dry malt, touch of cream. Light malt rawness as well, nothing serious. Whisper of banana ester. Mellow orangey hop, bare whsipernof spice. Smooth finish. Quite drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2009
Cask at Manchester winter ale fetival 2009... light amber ... light zezty fruit nose .. light fruit ... little bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13198) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2007
Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 17/01/2007 AKA O Ho Ho (Christmas seasonal) Thick white head. Very hoppy aroma. Clear golden coloured fruity and hoppy with a crisp and dry slightly bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8574) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7934) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle. Hazy gold with a small white head. Aromas are caramel, apple and butter with spices and yeast. Some citrus with good hoppiness. Flavours are biscuit malts, fairly sweet with caramel and dry yet sweet hops. Some oranges and grapefruit with a bitter, dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Cask at the Rake, Borough, 28/12/13. Clear golden with a moderate white covering that retains well. Nose is light spice, bitter orange, caramel, bready malts. Taste comprises light must, winter spices, bitter orange, dark fruit tang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry bittering closure. Ok offering, nothing I’d rush back to mind - assume the classic ’whelmed’ formation!


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