Brewed by Otley
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask & bottle; 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GWBCF2011 - Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival, Cardiff Interantional Arena, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, Wales.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, pale malt, spicy, thai spices. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long to average duration, mint, thai spices, soapy, earthy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110616]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23682) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
Cask @ Bricklayer’s Arms, Putney SW15. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy ginger aroma. Fruity malty spicy ginger flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty spicy ginger finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2010
16th July 2010. On tap at the Rake (thanks to Mario for the info). Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light palate, semi dry. Lovely fresh herbally lemon from the lemon grass is immediately striking. The galangal is there but subtle. As the beer draws to a slightly bitter hop (and semi dry) finish some lime blends in seamlessly. Aromatic tasty and refreshing beer. If it is done again I hope they up the galangal a little.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18524) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15794) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11963) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2010
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’10. Clouded orange gold with no head. It took a long time for this to come on, so it may be that I’m not tasting it at it’s 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. I’d like to try it in better nick, but at present this is how I saw it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (9159) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - 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. I’d rather drink a Belgian Wit which this is just about hinting at I reckon.

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