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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6086) - Helsinki, 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.

3.3
   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.)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (5909) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (5757) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3626) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2011
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Cloudy wheat beer appearance, with nice pale froth. Smooth and chalky in the mouth with an interesting array of flavours: lemongrass, some coconut, herbs. Really unusual, but it works for me. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
On cask at The Haymarket. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. A spicy aroma of ginger, lemon grass and a little birds eye chilli. Similar flavours with a fair ginger bite. Mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. OK with some lingering chilli heat.

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 Sheep’s Heid Inn outside Edinburgh in 2012.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 27, 2011
Light blonde with noticeable galangal and subtle lime on the nose. The lime on the palate helped to cool the spicy chilli of the noodles and a spicy malt finish with a hint of the bubblegum/hay/tangerine flavours from the sorachi ace hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2434) - 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 don’t recognise, very easy to drink, unusual

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2115) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2012
On tap @ the Haymarket Bar. Pours golden with fairly proportionate head. The nose has sweet egg and lemon grass. The taste has coconut and nutmeg. The palate is medium bodied and structured with a fresh finish. While not world beating this beer definitely is of an individual personality.


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