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Otley O4 Columbo

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

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A very pale golden ale. A real hoppy beer packed with American Columbus hops - very bitter and thirst quenching with a satisfying herbal finish and massive aromas.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Cask at The York Tap. Pours clear pale gold, thick white head. Aromas of lemon and light malt. Taste is more lemon, light sweet. Crisp finish, nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (2656) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, floral, hops and malts. Clean but nothing special. Might be little bit of too raw.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (2785) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 3, 2014
bottle at home from ales by mail
pale golden with grapefruit peel aroma, pithy bitterness with dry hop finish. Light bodied but a sessionable thirst quencher.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2529) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
Cask graviity at The london drinker beer fest. 2014. Clear pale golden colour with a loose white head. Aroma is pure hop sack, american c hop, light veg, some sharp lemon. Flavour is lemony earthy hop, slight sweet hop resin. Some back of the throat hop spice. Served a bit too warm. Smooth medium palate low carb. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1387) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Cask @ The Rake. Pours a golden yellow with a fresh cut grass aroma and a marked lemon bitterness taking the reins. Refreshing and highly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1122) - SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Crisp still golden, wee white head. Dried out lemon rind nose, slightly clinical edge. Soft peppery, lightly oily and a very crisp drinkability. Big lemon cordial middle, dilluted with a light malt before an easy bitter finish. Fresh try linger. Decent, easy going golden.

Cask, York Tap, [21/10/13]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Cask, gravity at The Beer in Hand, Hereford, Saturday 9th November 2013. Pours gold in colour, condition very good, sparkling with just a few light bubbles dancing across the top. Wonderfully hoppy, plenty of hoppy burps. Fresh, tasty beer. Crisp zippy, lemony and grapefruit flavours, very nice beer, I concentrated less on rating and more on guzzling we had three of these. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3rd September 2013
Old Fountain. Cask. Almost clear gold beer. Tidy off white head. Light palate, a little crispness. Light thij malt. A very nice sweetish floral vibe gives way to a mildly sherbet lemon - lime. There is a whisper of yeasty sulphur that stops me bolting this. Finishes light and dry with some parma violets emerging. Well - a surprise all right. A new Otley high for me. Very very drinkable.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hanoi (363) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle: Nose was initially some good soft fruits from the yeast, a lot of strawberry. However it faded very quickly and after a minute, was stale and musty. Appearance is very pale with no head. Taste is very bitter lemon, leading to a herbally finish with some resin. Mouthfeel is absolutely shocking, like tap water. Overall a mess. The use of American hops in a low strength pale ale has brought none of the big flavours of an American IPA, beyond the bitterness and the resin, it just made me want the real thing. The Mouthfeel is just disgraceful.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jd543 (390) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Hazy, golden colour, pretty much no head - because of this I probably poured the bottle too enthusiastically to try and create something like a head and now my beer has so much sediment swimming in it, it actually looks like a snow globe or something. Aroma is citrus hops (lemon, orange, grapefruit), and heavy sulfur. Taste is light sweetness, and quite sour. Texture is very thin and watery, and I can actually feel all the sediment that is floating in it. This is a real disappointment. This is not drinkable.


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