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Brewed by Otley
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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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Cask air pressure at Euston Tap. Paleish gold with lasting thin white head. Yes it has a herbacious note to it. Lime and coriander to the fore. Quite spicy but likeable too. Its good. Spicy herby and unusual. Spicy finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3117) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2011
Cask at the newly opened Craft beer co in London. Hazy yellow straw appearence. Interesting aroma slightly citrus earthy. The flavour is adjunct forward with the lime leaves for me being the stand out flavour. I did not pick out the lemongrass. The hop character of this reminded me of the sorachi ace single hop beer ive had, although Iím not sure which hops they used. This beer was very refreshing and sessionable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6800) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2011
Cask at The Rake, London, England.
Clear golden colour with tiny frothy white head. Sweetish lemongrassy and wheaty aroma. Sweet citrus, malt and wheat in flavour. Clear for a Wheat Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6086) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2011
On tap at Southampton Arms. Strong lemongrass flavour, pleasant blond beer base. But it is more flavour/perfume than beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2011
cask at southhampton arms ... golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft lemon nose ... big sweetness .. big lrmmon ... soft lemon juicy rich sweet ... little oily

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Cask@GWBCF2011. Yellowish golden colour, mediumsized whitte head. Aroma is citrus fruits, mild spices as well as some resiny notes. Flavour is fruity, caramelly, mildly herbal as well as some slight earthy notes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at the Southampton.
Hazy yellow with a faint greenish tinge. Pleasant dusty hop snout with a good dose of lemon. What makes the aroma enjoyable is sadly the same thing that makes the flavour not so great. Lots of lemon and coconut, some spice and a little flat otherwise. Good bitterness in the finish but itís not really enough to save it. Interesting and it certainly gets plus points for doing something different but itís just not my thing.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10224) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2010
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest í10. Clouded orange gold with no head. It took a long time for this to come on, so it may be that Iím not tasting it at itís best. I have to say, it was a bit weird though, the spicing seemed at odds with the malty, fruity make up of the beer. Iíd like to try it in better nick, but at present this is how I saw it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Star, Talybont 07/09/10. Pale gold with a slight white head. Aroma dominated by the lemongrass, with a touch of sweetness and floral hop. Spicy flavour, with lots more lemongrass before a dry finish. A bit overpowering.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8044) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2010
Straw golden body, no head. Thai-like spices and herbs to the nose. Rather unusual taste of rise, curry and ginger, and some earthy malts, too. Dry hoppy ending. Very unusual, indeed. Nice, if not a great favourite. Cask, half at The Rake, London 16.07.2010.


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