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Otter Amber

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


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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1104) - 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 (251) - 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
AdiBeer (2283) - 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 (11511) - 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 (1861) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2247) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask in the Hole in the Wall, Bodmin. Amber with an off white head. Malty with some citrus. Quite a bit of flavour to it. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6053) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Cask (Market Tavern, Durham) - Gold/amber in colour. Peach, floral hops and apricot in the aroma. Peach and biscuity malt in dominate in the taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (7017) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Cask at The Grovesnor. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Light biscuit and citrus aromas. Bit thin on the taste. OK bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (4131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2014
On cask at the Grosvenor. Appearance - amber and slightly murky. Decent head. Nose - toffee with a faint biscuity note. Some spice. Taste - more toffee and biscuits. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly fresh finish. Overall - decent if uninspiring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1556) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Cask @ Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber/yellow, very clear. Faint scent of honey with a bit of orange and biscuit. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish, simple but clean and wonderfully refreshing. More than the sum of its parts.

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