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Brewed by Otley Brewing Company
Style: Barley Wine
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and cask: Unfiltered.
A strong pale golden ale. Deceptively smooth and drinker friendly – in moderation! Hoppy aromas and good bitterness with a golden yellow body.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghendrix (147) - Cardiff, WALES - JUL 18, 2016
Pours pale amber, cloudy, frothy cream head. Aroma is citrus and pale fruits, bread, herbaceous. Taste is medium-strong bitter, a slight touch of sweetness. Medium-full body and quite a heavy feel, bit powdery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4628) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle. Amber orangey beer with a strong head. The aroma is yeasty with some fruitiness, and the flavour is burntly bitter with a fortified spirit undertone. Overall an average strong beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3132) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Pours hazy golden with a fothy cream head. Aroma of lemony cirus, caramel and bread. The taste is sharp citrus at first before spice with bready yeast notes. At first this felt pretty rough around the edge with a bit of a home brew vibe, but as it went down I enjoyed it more with some clove and banana notes coming through. OK

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3629) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle from favourite beer Cheltenham. Hazy Amber colour with a white head. Aroma is toffee, fruity with a spicy taste is sweet spice. Very nice barley wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (4152) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
330ml bottle from Fire & Ice, Narberth. Pours a golden amber. Sweet malt aroma. Taste is bright crisp farmhouse spice with a boozy rich hop profile, like a cross between a Saison and a Barley Wine.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
pricey290483 (748) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
not for me this one i’m not a big fan of this style appearance is a light golden yellow alot of hops on the aroma bitter throughout the beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (2472) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 What a f!!! J’ai gouté une superbe barleywine galloise! Dorée, parfum orange citron, très douce au gout de céréales qui reste logntemps en bouche. J’ai adoré cette bière

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4959) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2013
med amber color. Big earthy nose with crystal malts and pine sticking up. The mouth show tons of earthiness, woodiness some what austere and hops back up the big malt with orange, apples and apricots showing up. Full bodied. Definitely English. Very interesting. The more i drank the more i groved on this

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23323) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2013
Bottled. Cloudy deep golden, no head. Aroma of sweaty leather with a subtle smokey touch. Sweet and malty with soft mouthfeel and full body. Caramel and old cheese, smokey finsh with ligh tphenols.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sbwnik (3) - - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
A slightly astringent aftertaste, you can feel the alcohol on your tongue. No real aroma as such, and a nice clear golden colour, I’ll be revisiting this one, though at 8% probably not too often!


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