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Otter Ale

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Brewed by Otter
Style: Bitter
Honiton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2002 - Pale brown, pleasantly malty, moreish bitter, with a well-balanced, bitter-sweet fruity finish.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StueyD (1067) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Mid amber coloured beer with a frothy but weak white head. A light malty aroma, a tad biscuity. Dry mouthfeel. A dry malty taste, with a hint of zesty hop flavour in the background. Tasted at the Harbour Inn, Lyme Regis, Dorset. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Cask handpull at the Keystone, Guildford, Surrey. Deep golden colour with a small white head. Contrasting beer, which, after getting past the somewhat skunky aroma, tasted good. Bitter finish, somewhat ash feel to the texture. Soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (886) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Cask at Camp Bestival, Lulworth. Nice and dark brown alternative to the lager otherwise on offer at this festival. Smooth, moderately rich with mild fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ralphdot (973) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
4.5% deep amber colour with a thin head, rich malt aroma, bitter caramel taste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Burnt sugar notes and French toast allusions surf fruity esters in this underhopped Bitter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the translucent amber.
-Carbonation is very low, lower than the average cask I’ve had too.
-Hop character is nearly non existent, struggling to produce enough leafy bitterness in the finish.
-As a result, the flavour profile is sweetish and drinkability is reduced.

On cask at The Garrick’s Head, Bath.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1416) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
Cask@Queens head Inn, Minehead. Copper beer with small head. Good lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts, caramel and some hops. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3626) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Cask at the Highbury Vaults, Bristol. Flat. Malty bitter. Great pub though. Genuinely good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (680) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 14, 2013
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,caramel,fruit and floral aroma ; Clear amber color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with bitter finish ; Medium body ; Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1335) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Nice rich brown coloured ale with a thin head, taste was well balanced with a malty finish

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
worldbeertaste (1550) - AUSTRIA - OCT 28, 2012
Hazy dark amber with thin disappearing lacy head. Smells bitter sweet with caramel and malt with but with a clear bitter nut. Medium thin body. Tastes sweet at first of caramel, light fruits and malt with a soft bitter dry finish. Decent in balance but nothing too impressive. Easily forgettable.


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