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Otter Amber

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


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (3808) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (394) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Colour as per name. Not a huge aroma but just a hint of biscuit which carries through into the flavour. Hopping is quite restrained and it fills the same sort of niche as St. Austell Tribute. Nice rather than brilliant, on top form it would probably be a great session beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MissPxx (943) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Hardly any aroma. Good colour and a very slight head. Quite a light colour. Very dry aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Cask, Griffin Carlisle. Very clear pale amber colour. Not much on the nose but a decent biscuit malt taste, drys out a bit late on, some orange notes, lightly spicy, woth some grassy bready notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1127) - SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Pint in the Royal George, nr Euston Stn. A good standard bitter, nothing much to write about this! Having said that, it was the last one of the night!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hippoman (644) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Cask at The Woodman, Durham, £2.90/pint. Looked great with copper but crystal clear appearance with lasting white head. Malty, slightly sugary biscuit aroma that carries through into a smooth palate with caramel and ginger malts well balances with mid-length dry finish. Very good. As a side note I have not yet had a bad pint at this pub under their new ownership. All the ales have been superbly conditioned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (2817) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Aroma: caramel malts, bread and cereals, fruity, some straw. Appearance: hazy gold, small, frothy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets intensify, very malty, caramel, bread, soft carbonation, light body, slightly dry finish. Overall: decent Golden Ale, maybe a bit on the sweet side, but I quite liked it. Pint at the Three Tuns, Marylebone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (12692) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2014
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Looks like a typical cask bitter, but with a tighter, almost creamy head. Smells like a classic leafy bitter - some nice dry undergrowthy hops, some almost perfumey aspects too. Tastes similar, but is a bit less interesting. Just simple slightly sweet malts. Soft palate, carbonation low. Easy lunchtime or session bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (2030) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

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