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Otley O8

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


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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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
pricey290483 (512) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1190) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3466) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (20175) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
ralphdot (1000) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2012
8.0% gold colour with a thin head, sweet malt aroma, strong lager taste, sorry to say it tasted just like the cans of strong lager avalable everywhere and not like barley wine..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2620) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle from b&m Chester-le-Street. This cloudy golden ale has a strong warming toffee and fruity (lemon and vanilla?) flavour with a slight spicy hoppy finish. This beer hides its strong ABV very well – dangerous!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (814) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
500 ml bottle, chilled. Poured carefully, so clear gold with a white head that disappated leaving a lacing of bubbles. Honey aroma, and flavour, with puffed wheat and a hint of herbal cough drops. Smooth and easy to drink. Definite hop bitterness, which prompts the question is it a barley wine? More like a Belgian golden ale to me. Also, if this should be served in a small glass designed for sipping, why put it in a 500 ml bottle? Minor quibbles, lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2012
Orange brown with very little head. Malts, citrus, honey, alcohol. All in the flavour. Strange for a barley wine - not what I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle at home. Oily orange pour, thin white bubbly head that fades to nothing with sparse lacing down the glass. Big, rich nose of slightly honeyed malt, hints of smoke, some booze, pear drops, lemony perfume. Honeyed front, again pear drops, some juicy citrus, something metallic and a hint of booze on a slightly boozy soapy hop finish. A very strange beer, but not without merit. Interesting.

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