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


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Cask, Status Unknown;
Golden honey coloured ale. Extremely smooth, steeped in progress and brambling X hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2008
Cask at the Derby Beer Festival. This golden ale was one of the highlights of the festival for me. The aroma is very fruity, with hints of strawberry, mango and melon. The flavour also has tropical fruit as well as hops on the finish. This is an enjoyable, refreshing beer, but if it’s an old ale I’ll eat my hat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JKaranka (57) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 27, 2013
Quite a surprise! Had this one at the brewery on Thursday. Looked regular, golden, light foamy head. I didn’t notice anything spectacular when I gave it a sniff, some floral aroma, malts. But, wow! What a kick when I had a sip. It is really floral, almost perfume like. Quite surprised that bramling cross and progress would taste like this. Giving it a high score pretty much by the floral kick alone, and the nice sweet malts!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2011 Cask Handpull, SIBA champions Fest 09, The Canalhouse, Nottingham (this version brewed with WGV and Willamette I think, not Progress and Brambling). Ripe sweaty stewed Earl Grey pine hop aroma with a background apple juice sweetness; red onion and stale sweat creeping in as it warms. I’m not joking. Superb floral green resiny hops, stewed Darjeeling, pine and chlorophyll. Murky dull gold bottom-of-the-barrel witbier looks with no head that had the CAMRA contingent furrowing their brows, but fuck it. This beer was all about stewed perfumey fresh hop flavour, and I loved it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9582) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2009
Cask at The Blenheim, Oxford 19-12-09 Pours warm gold with white head. Nice citrusssy taste but with great undercurrent of silky honey, some hops show but really its just a simple but tasty golden bittersweet (more sweet) beer. A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov14 3.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
Cask gravity at Kent BF 2010. Some sweetness on aroma. Sweetish strawberry syrup in mouth and some earthyness on finish. Pretty good sweetish fruit. I ended up liking it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the South Wales Beeriodical, the Seven Stars, Bristol 8/11/2012. Orange in colour with a tight, off-white head. Big, citrus hop and pineapple aroma with a touch of caramel. The flavour had more citrus fruit, with some solid malts and a lingering dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08 ... Pale golden ... light wattery hop... again fraity water hop. but ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7293) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2008
Creamy small white head quickly settles out of milky body. Pale yellow body. Sharpish fruity tea aroma with mealy notes. Soft sweetish floral fruity taste with tea and wood notes. Delicate and balanced. Dryish fruity aftertaste. Very nice! (0.1l taster from cask at EBF ’08.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4141) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2009
Gravity at the 2009 Great Welsh Beer Festival, a pale amber strong bitter, with little head, green apples on the nose, and malty, sweetish and honeyed body with lemon and grass notes. The aftertaste is gently malty and nutty, with a soft bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium yellow amber orange color with a average, frothy - creamy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, tropic fruit, orange. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (030508)

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