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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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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2465) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2285) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - 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 (1848) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
[cask at the Haymarket Bar, Edinburgh] Clear greenish gold pour, which may have been the power of suggestion given the ’Thai green curry’ – but it did have a greenish hue. Aroma of lemongrass, thyme and other herbal sweetness. The flavour is pretty much vegetal – more lemongrass, leading to a pretty big grassy ginger bitterness. Certainly tastes a bit like a green curry. Odd – one of those beers you spend so much time trying to work out an opinion of, you end up drinking the whole thing before reaching a conclusion [22032012]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2012
Cask (gravity) - The Bree Louise, Euston, London. Small & fading creamy white head on a clear golden yellow body. An earthy, lightly spicy gingery aroma at the fore. Quite a heady herbal & gingery citrus flavour profile with an OK pithy lemon bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body, soft & smooth mouthfeel, light & short finish. A quaffable & not overpowering ginger presence throughout but not generally of a style that scores big for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2012
Cask at the Old White Swan, York. Medium white head. Gold body. Lemongrass, lemon. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (861) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Cask at the Market Porter, 18th November 2011. Nice refreshing ale, interesting lemon grass flavour. Liked it as a one pint, good clean beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superflyguy (427) - 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

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 i’m 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 i’d like it better after trying it a couple more times. Nice on a hot summers day.


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