Brewed by Otley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales


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Cask & bottled; Regular.
Our flagship beer. Straw coloured pale ale heavy with styrian goldings aroma hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2011
(draught) pours a hazy golden-yellow colour with a creamy white head. delicate and spicy aroma of floral hops, wheat and grapefruit, slightly perfumed. flavour is mostly the same, slightly soapy, with hints of mango and peaches and a popcorn wheaty finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle from Bernie’s Real Ale Office License, Shirley. Pale, limey gold with a skim of head. Chiefly hop-driven aroma; pineapple, melon, red apple. Hint of pig pen. Slight and perfumed with lemon and lime jelly, pineapple, slight toasted bread notes, straw. The pig pen again. Bit of monkey nut in the aftertaste. Some decent hops fading into dung-speckled emptiness. Lacks condition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (13952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2011
Cask at the Draft House. Clear, lovely gold pour with a foamy, white head. Nose holds a lot of orange and honey. Flavor not as great, bit of messy malts, mild citrus, some bread. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes with some dry, straw hops, light malty sugars. Not bad but not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (3002) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a very pale gold with a thin head. Aroma is bread, straw and lemon. Taste is citrus notes to start and a citrus bready finish. Pleasant, if a bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar (2550) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2010
On tap @ The Rake. Pours golden. Semi hazy. White head. The aroma is a little anonymous. Notes of citrus. Easy to drink, notes of orange, grassy hops. Semi smooth texture. Thin in a nice way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2490) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2010
Draugth at the Rake. Pours golden with a tiny head. Smooth, light drinkable and good. Malty with some floral hops. Great session beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
Golden. No head. The aroma is woody, almost grassy. Quite bitter, snappy in a "Chinooky", high cohumulone way, but without the citrusy overtones I’d normally associate with that type of hop. Tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty yeasty aroma with some weak hoppy hints. Sweetish malty fruity flavor. Has a sweetish malty fruity with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Cask @ Swansea Bay Beer Festival 2010. Medium gold. Bright and flat looking. Balanced and somewhat vegetal in the aroma. But there is a good dose of earthy hop. Soft palate. Goes down really well. Great hop flavors. Lasting, very good finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (6957) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Cask. Pours gold with a thin head. On the bland side. Mostly clean and crisp with some grainy notes and low bitterness. Not bad.

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