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Otley O3 BOss

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36
44
style
Brewed by Otley
Style: Bitter
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
Serve in English pint

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unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular
Traditional chestnut ale with Northdown and Challenger hops, quaffable enjoyment.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Cask at the "Summer of Love" Festival at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. Dark amber with a scummy white head; biscuity aroma; floury body with a crisp bitterness; and a lingering finish with a trace of caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Cask at the Antelope in Surbiton. Quite low carbonation, grassy hops, forest fruits and caramel malt. Solid bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2413) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Cask gratify at the battersea beer fest. Golden orange pour with a loose white head. Aroma is subdued berry hedgerow hops with some caramel. Standardish bitter. Not a whole lot going on.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1088) - SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Rusty orange with a slight haze. Light-white filmy head. Light caramel and ginger biscuit nose, no great shakes. Fairly insipid buttery initial taste; oily and soft carbonation. Uninspiring sweetness doesn’t help the metallic finish and stuttering malt tang on the linger. No for me.

Cask, York Tap [21/10/12]

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beersiveknown (2742) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 26, 2013
cask at Belfast beer festival 2013
light brown, offwhite head, butterscotch nose. malt led, dull earthy malt, diacetyl and metallic bitterness. not nice.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CraftBeerNick (826) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Cask at Market Porter 24th January 2013. this is a little disapointing, nothing to distinguish it from any other light ale. OK

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Essex (51) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 5, 2013
Served on cask into a pint glass into a pub in Cardiff. Pours a hazy dark amber colour, which clears up slowly, fascinating to watch in fact. Smells pretty lightly malty with a hint of hoppiness. Tastes very "solid". Balanced hops and malts creating a refreshing and thirst quenching taste. Overall a lovely beer from a great brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 29/12/12. Lightly hazed mid amber with a thin off white bubbly heaad. Nose is caramel malts, fruit, little hoppage. Taste carries more depth than the nose, caramel malt, dark fruits, candied sugars, touch of bread. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate with some bitterness in the finish. A decent tasty bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (490) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Cask. Coppery orange with off white head. Nice fruity and toffee aroma. Taste is fruity ,floral ,caramel ,bready and a hoppy bitter finish . Pleasantly drinkable

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martin243 (741) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2012
1/2 in The Lady Grey, Newcastle. Orange with a white head. Toffee aroma, fruity almond flavour with a strange plastic flavour on the swallow. I also found the palate a bit too full bodied for the style. Drinkable, but the least enjoyable beer I’ve had from this brewery by a distance.


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