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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alphadelic (1855) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2009
Cask @ London Drinker 25: What a shocker. I stank like a guy I had to sit behind on a bus the day before (like rancid, rancid faeces.) But it had a tiny dusty straw edge slipped in. The cereals in the mouth were overwhelming and then just disappeared leaving me absolutely nothing to mull over. Watery, slick and soapy like drinking heavily softened water. This is an uninteresting and vaguely unpleasant beer..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2009
Cask Real Ale 0.25L glass tasted at Gallows Bird. Pale head. Pale golden yellow colour. Flowery fruity hoppiness, Roud aftertaste boom. Slightly sour and lemoney. Some rubarb in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5042) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2009
(Cask at Gallows Bird, Espoo, on 2009-01-23) Golden and clear. Light toffee aroma. Medium bodied and dry palate. Hops, bitterness, some malts and toffee in taste. Bitterness and toffee in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2651) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2008
[on cask at EBF 2008] Almost mimosa orange juice aroma that is sour and with some coriander. Dark yellow with no top. Fruity flavour with ginger, lotus root, and a little toffee. Low carbonation, light body, fruity bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2008
Sampled @ European Beer Festival, Valby. Pours straw yellow. Unlike the OG, which I had sampled first, this is a very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2008
EBF2008. It’s slightly hazy and golden and the head is creamy. The aroma is refreshing and crisp with notes of citrus and fruit. The flavour is refreshing and pleasant with notes of fruit, citrus, malt, caramel and the finish is dry and slightly bitter. Very pleasant indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11334) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Cask @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours muddy pale yellow with almost no head. Lots of particles in the liquid. Aroma is malty, light oranges and yeast. Low carbonation and a bit watery. Rather dry flavour, hops and maltiness. Okay, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9975) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 Cask (EBF2008)
Fruity hoppy aroma. Good bitter body. Refreshing pale ale (this is too hoppy to be just a golden ale). Full of taste, most of which is fruity hops. Well balanced by the malty body - very drinkable in any quantity.
Rerate: 6-3-7-3-13=3.2
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2009)
Day 0: Slightly fruity hoppy aroma. Decent malty body. Both bitter and aromatic hops. Not as punchy as it was at EBF, and couldn’t compare to the Loddon Ferryman’s Gold today.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33714) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
From cask. Pours almost fully clear and golden yellow with a fuly diminished white head. Citrusy towards more dry spiced hoppy aroma. Dry and hoppy base flavour with a solid acidic note and light fruity touch into the far finish. Dry and bitter into the far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6339) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2008
EBF, Copenhagen. Seducive. Full flavour, well balanced malt and hops. Lingering bitterness in the finish. Much more to this than most British golden ales.

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