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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2526) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (10304) - 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 dont get much at all. Light fruity refreshing beer with a middling bitterness, I assumme that this has some Thai influence but Im afraid that it has rather bypassed me, its still a decent beer though. A6 A5 T7 P3 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (6397) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1844) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (2054) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (2309) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5205) - 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.

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