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Otter Amber

Brewed by Otter
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Honiton, England


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.

Otter Amber was first brewed for the trade in March 2009 as a mid gravity beer to complete the Otter range. Over the last 10 years the ’mid gravity’ beer has become popular with drinkers, delivering a reasonable strength with great flavour. This gave us the opportunity to develop a really special beer, which within a month of its launch, won its first award in Newton Abbot at SIBA’s prestigious Tuckers Maltings beer festival. Otter Amber has all the qualities of other Otter beers but with a more complex mix of aroma and flavour.
Appearance: Beautifully polished Amber
Aroma: Amber’s nose has a lovely blend of citrus fruit and spice.
Taste: The special Cara malt and carefully selected hops in Amber deliver a finely balanced bitter flavour, with hints of tropical fruit and spice sometimes even an impression of ginger.
Hops used: Northern Brewer, Styrian Goldings, Willamette

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11352) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2016
Half pint, cask ale at Cornish Inn in Gunnislake. Amber-gold coloured body. Filmy layer, poor lacing. Toffee and grass on the nose. Caramel malty flavours with citric notes, lightly spiced. Bittersweet endnotes. Easy going. Very standard stuff (Tamar Valley Rail Ale Trail, 26.09.2016).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Backlog rating. Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Aroma is biscuity and light grassy with notes of lemon peel and straw. Taste is also lightly grainy and grassy with notes of grass and straw, biscuit and caramel. Light bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, decent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Pint after long walk on Dartmoor, much needed! Pours clear amber with brief white head. Aroma fruity with caramel and biscuit. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3909) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Tried at the Tap and Spile, Lincoln. Golden to amber colour with an off white head. Not so much an amber as a caramely golden beer with a touch of citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6380) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Cask half-pint in The Bloomfield Brewhouse, Blackpool on 8th Sep 2016. Guess what colour it was: yip, amber. Fruity and slightly citrusy in the nose, more fruits in the taste and a mild bitterness in the finish, light spicy undertones. Liked it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cagou007 (1048) - FRANCE - AUG 28, 2016
On cask at Reading Festival--- Pour a hazy old me wig him white head. Nose is malty. Aromas are biscuit malts, grassy hops. Low carbonation, museum body. Medium hitter and grassy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (821) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Cask. Appearance- amber with an orangey tinge, a small cream head. Aroma- hop undertones, orange peel, light fruitiness. Taste- nice balance between fruity hops and bitter, malt undertones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Seffle (455) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2016
Draught at awhite Hart, Buckingham 160627. Clear polished copper body with rather weak beige head. Sweet shortbread and herbal nose. Fruity palate with a bananatwist in the bitterness. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (4207) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Cask at the Willow Walk, dark gold with a thin head, a little sweet golden malt on the nose, typical sweetish golden ale on the palate, hints of bitterness in the finish, an interesting but a bit odd toffee-choc note in the sweetness too. OK, but a bit odd.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Plastic Nonic. Supplier: Full Moon (Bristol). Hints of honey.

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