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


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask & bottled; Regular.
Our flagship beer. Straw coloured pale ale heavy with styrian goldings aroma hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2925) - 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 (10214) - 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 (12023) - 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 (13579) - 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 (40082) - 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 (6665) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2008
Cloudy yellow with tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with notes of floral hops. Flavour likewise with a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Cask at GBBF08. Weak sweet fruit aroma. Clear golden colour, very small white head. OK fruity flavour with a hint of flavour hops, slightly citric.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2008
Cask, Black Pig, Cardiff. Slightly hazy golden colour with a smallish off white head. Aroma was sweet malt and fragrant hop with a dose of citrus. Flavour had similar elements and was very clean tasting, with a very long and lingering dry bitter finish.

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