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


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2009
Cask at the Wenlock Arms, on 11th July 2009. Pale golden body, limited white head which disappeared quite rapidly. Some haziness. Hop aromas greet the nose with scents of grass and dry grapefruit. Citric astringency takes over with peppery notes also present. The seasoned tongue will detect subtle spices which continue in the dry finish. Quite a sophisticated beer in terms of flavour. Enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10870) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Royal Oak, Bath. Pale straw with white head. Lemony sharp, clear beer, perhaps a little creamy, but good sharp flavours. Good sudsy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davet100 (16) - Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2011
On cask at Odiham and Greywell Cricket Club. Pours golden with a hoppy aroma. A very impressive beer, with a complex character and brimming with somewhat tropical flavours. Fruity on the palate with hints of orange and other citrus flavours but leading to a dry finish with a fairly moderate bitterness. Big fan!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firefly54 (241) - - MAY 1, 2012
Nose is predominantly resin and pine with some citrus notes. Taste has the same qualities with a sherbet like flavour. Soft mouthfeel. Good showcase of the Columbus hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16546) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HampshirePhil (185) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
500 ml bottle - Pale golden appearance, dry hoppy taste with a smooth but dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2009
Cask in the rake. Alround rating: Pale malt is subdued by light wheatyness with lots of lemon and a light sharp acidity, some orange peel comes in too and makes it a bag of banter. Very drinkable stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stanzio (7) - Roma, ITALY - MAR 9, 2010 does not count
Bottle. Color is yellow, pale, toward white. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit, fizzy bitter with a long aftertaste. drinkable, with character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7332) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
’Otley 04 Columbo’, The Crown, Nuneaton. Brilliant gold, white film. Dense, leafy, pollen-sodden hops; grapefruit and ganja draped over a sulphur and cream crackers backbone. Crisp, stony dry but background juicy, hopped-up, balanced....nothing like a witbier. Tomato vine and grapefruit aroma with lychee squirts. Good enough to make you ignore the other beers on the bar for a couple of hours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Cask at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 22nd Sept 09. Hazy golden yellow with a little bit of head. Intense floral and nettle aroma and flavour. Even a hint of ganja on the nose! Basically very fresh, very intense hops. There are orange, lemon & grapefruit flavours too but the beer is not overly sharp - you just get the notes on the back of your throat as it slides down. Which it does very easily.

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