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Otley Thai Bo

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Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
Internationally recognised beer writer Melissa Cole visited us last month to brew an exciting new speciality beer with Matthew Otley. The beer a 4.6% abv golden speciality ale was officially launched on Friday 11th June at the GWBCF in Cardiff International Arena. Melissa named the beer at the unveiling as Thai Bo, a respectful nod to its influences that inspired it. Infused with Lemongrass, lime leaf and galangal it has been described as having the aromas of a Thai green curry in a glass. The flavours make this an ideal summer beer as the clean refreshing flavours cut right through to quench your thirst and tickle your palette, it has been a big hit also with female drinkers as they describe it as being a beer that they like to drink. We think this beer will be making a return soon as a new monthly seasonal, but if you fancy giving it a try, hurry, we have a limited amount of casks available from this single brew, so call us to secure one of the most striking beers to come out of our brewery this year.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
Cask at The Blackwell Inn, Carlton-on-Cleveland, September 2013. Clear to hazy gold with white head. Peanut butter and honey and lemongrass aroma, spicy bitterness and lemongrass taste. Light body, oily, long, fresh, herbal finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2444) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2013
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear yellow, thin off-white head, weak sweet malty and herbal aroma, patchy lacing, sweet, some flavour a bit like coconut I dont recognise, very easy to drink, unusual

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2013
Small very white creamy head. Slightly hazy yellow body. Spicy sandalwood and lemongrass aroma with fruity notes. Dry-sweet intensely spicy sandalwood, ginger and lemongrass taste with mealy fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish, almost bitter, fruity gingery dandelion aftertaste with strawy dusty notes. (0.284l cask at Brigantes, York.)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robnights (26) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Lovely tasting beer with a good head. Had it yesterday so can't remember too much though! --- Rated!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Lyric London 30/05/13. A yellow blonde beer with a white bubbly head. An oddity for sure. Coriander, lemongrass and a little heat. The spicing is OK but it just all seems a very unnecessary experiment of a beer. Id rather drink a Belgian Wit which this is just about hinting at I reckon.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Essex (51) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 5, 2013
Served on cask, poured into a half pint glass in a pub in pontypridd. Pours a clear golden colour with little head. Smells quite fresh, oily and hoppy. Tastes quite tangy and hoppy, very different, and im not sure i like it. Quite pale ale tasting, with odd twinges that must be the thai elements (lemongrass etc). Overall not a bad beer, i think id like it better after trying it a couple more times. Nice on a hot summers day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superflyguy (420) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2012
another fruity affair from Melissa Cole. this one is a bit strange but ultimately tasty. golden straw pour with tight white head. aroma is an intoxicating mix of ginger & lemongrass. very refreshing as the aromas multiply and the light bitterness tickles the tonsils. one pint was enough, probably better with food! cask. Marble Arch. Manchester

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Light and crisp. Light soapy foam. Almost no aroma with the exception of a slight bit of pine. Taste is of orange, veggies, citrus, and soap. Really a unique flavor. Not bad despite the soapiness. Some floral effervescence. Tried at the Sheeps Heid Inn outside Edinburgh in 2012.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wyzzywyz22 (1885) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2012
Cask, Philarmonic, Liverpool. Diddley ? Selecta ? Pallid gold with a meek white head. Citrusy nose. Similar flavour with spice and lemongrass notes leading to some hop bitterness towards the finish. Seemed a bit thin overall. Unusual though, and top marks for trying to be different and all that but not really feeling this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1756) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
Cask in Dog & Duck. Colour is pale yellow. Nose is coriander, lemongrass, bit of curry, touch of meatiness. Taste is a light beer, but with lemongrass, coriander and curry notes. Hints of green curry. Not really working for me but interesting.


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