Brewed by Otley Brewing Company
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4800) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Cask at ushers. Pours clear golden, nose is cheesy toffee, light spices, taste is dry, toffee, wheaty, delicate spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9550) - 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 I’m not sure which hops they used. This beer was very refreshing and sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17351) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2012
Cask at the Old White Swan, York. Medium white head. Gold body. Lemongrass, lemon. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2012
Cask, handpump at The Commercial & Victoria Hotel, Leeds, W.Yorks 18.03.12 in company of dad & Barry Pours gold with a white head. The nose is rather subtle in fact that subtle I don’t get much at all. Light fruity refreshing beer with a middling bitterness, I assumme that this has some Thai influence but I’m afraid that it has rather bypassed me, it’s still a decent beer though. A6 A5 T7 P3 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4225) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superflyguy (437) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7314) - 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.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23376) - 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.

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