Celt Experience Ogham Willow

Formerly brewed at Celt Experience
Style: Imperial IPA
Llandeilo, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Cask, keg & bottle.

American Yeast, Big World Hops and Euro malt.
Willow is instrumental in spawning spiritual visions, engendering a clearer understanding of the world in which we live.
A Big beer….
A Magic craft…..
Yes Magestic, not just majestic
Created with percolating, infusing and dry hopping with potent US hops, but allowing balance through deep bodied British malts and cultivating a smooth citrus backbone from Eastern European hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (8774) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - FEB 21, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Beer Emporium, Bristol 19/2/2014. Copper coloured with a frothy, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and crystallised oranges, grapefruit, solid malts and a lingering, dryish finish. Good.

john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Keg Half Pint at The Rake, Borough, London in April 2014 - Deep Orangey Gold in colour. Nice off-white head. Excellent lasting lacing. Very Fruity; orange citrus, tangerine, marmalade, tropical fruits. Very Hoppy; resinous piney oily hops. Yeasty. Malty backbone; sweet malts, caramel. Very bitter citrus fruity piney hoppy throughout. Good stuff. Nice Double IPA! (2014-03-01)

ManVsBeer (10927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Amber with sediment and a small frothy head. Very strong tasting with an aroma that indicates this too. Hoppy with a tropical fruit here, but malt-infused too.

Martinus (4692) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
Red brown colour, cream head. Aroma of honey, Madeira, red fruits. Bitter flavour, malts, marmalade. Finish marmalade and honey.
(from bottle @ criso’s place, RBESG ’14 visit)

Towey1989 (3160) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of resin, orange marmalade, grapefruit, toffee and subtle vanilla. Taste of orange marmalade, grapefruit, resin, toffee, subtle treacle, alcohol and maybe apple brandy. Full bodied and an oily texture. A warming, toffee finish with a resinous hop bitterness. Has a big marmalade and resinous flavour but has a full bodied, oily, toffee body which is warming and sippable. Good.

gunnar (9434) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours hazy deep golden with a big creamy off-white head. Weak oak aroma mixed with loaded fruity hops. Taste is hefty sweet/bitter fruity, with some marmelade up front, before mr bitter takes over the show completely, good one, but too aggresive finish for me.

RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle Coppers Newcastle. Huge aroma that sees lots of caramel battling with big tropical fruits. Lovely amber colour, lively on the tongue & quite a big alcoholic kick immediately noticeable, with plenty of warmth and a little burn. Quite sweet, which doesn’t detract, yet the finish has a sharp, bitter edge that brings some good balance. Excellent.

gegwilson (3784) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle in the Buxton Micro Pub. Hazy amber with a cream head. Nice pine aroma, though not overly strong. The taste is bitter and hoppy. Notes of citrus and pine with caramel backing it up. Nice but not exceptional.

Jesskozel (3) - Prescott, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
Delicious- strong, heavy full bodied flavor. With a rich Carmel color. Makes you feel like your entering into a magical portal bringing you to meet the faerie queen.

mojojohnson (15) - Prescott, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2015
The aroma matches the taste matches the appearance matches the taste. Great combo. Pair with a green apple to enhance your sensations.

Justin_Devine (7) - - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
Best beer I've tasted from Europe! Amazing! Perfectly balanced maltiness with suddle hops. Please import this beer to AZ!

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