O4 Colombo - Otley Brewing Company
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United Kingdom (England)
3.38/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
A 500ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2012. Picked up cheap from a B&M store a little while back. The ingredient list mentions the use of North American hops without specifying which variety (possibly Columbus?). The bottle has some funky shit growing on the outside - hope this has nothing to do with the contents....
Poured into a straight pint glass. Bottle conditioned; really gross gunky-looking yeast residue in the bottle. A clear golden colour with very light, almost non-existant carbonation. Forms a small head of frothy white foam that lasts for a moment before reducing to a surface layer. Aroma of citrus hop notes with a distinct lemony twang. This is underpinned by light caramel malt and a hint of dry yeast. Nice.
Tastes of light malt with a subtle aromatic hop character and a dry finish. Notes of lemon, citrus, mild earthy yeast and faint stewed hops. Quite dry and attenuated, with a slight bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and mildly tingly, but very flat and textureless. No carbonation. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of stewed hops and mild citrus aroma.
Wasn't sure what to expect from this, but it turns out to be pretty good. Light, with decent aromatic citrus, while the bottle conditioning gives it depth. Shame about the lack of carbonation - this would really liven it up. I suspect the same offering on cask would be even better, but this is pleasant and refreshing. Worth a shot if you come across it.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2012 22:46:12 | More by jazzyjeff13
O4 Colombo from Otley Brewing Company
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