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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1579) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2013
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in June 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin tight creamy white head. Crisp sharp aroma of green apples. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a digestive biscuit base with tart gooseberry fruit in evidence. Dry hop resins give a floral bite to the robust earthy aftertaste. Finish is slightly malty with dry vinous oak cask notes with hints of marmalade in there. Reminded me of Inveralmond Ossian? A decent Amber Ale and well recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2074) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Cask at the Falcon (JDW),High Wycombe. Golden-amber with a moderate white head. Tastes of orange with a little grapefruit, good bright fresh flavours. Well balanced and tasty, Otter do seem to know what they’re doing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; hazy orange pour with creamy white head, some feint hop in the aroma, bitter grapefruit hop in the taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (4643) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - hazy golden, minimal head, malty citrus aroma, very fragile lacing, orange, sweet, well balanced, refreshing, very easy to drink

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8285) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
Light cloudy ale with a mild and pleasant fruit aroma, although is lacking somewhat in this taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1921) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
on tap at Exmouth rugby club . Pours a nice golden amber with white , lacing head . decent aroma mix of orangey citrus and malt. Fresh fruity citrus taste with a nice bitterness . Medium bodied , modest carbonation .very drinkable

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4389) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 15, 2011
Cask @ Standing Order. Clear dark golden colour, white head. Nose is lemon, bit of malts. Flavour is lemon, caramel malts, saw dust. Fairly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2859) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2011
Cask, handpump @ The First and Last, Exmouth, Devon.
Bright amber gold with the odd bubble here and there giving it life. Big head becomes a small one, a tight, compact white crown that lasts. Rough, bready, bakehouse, mash-tun nose. Has a hint of fruit, light sourish citrus coming through too. Taste is similar; lovely robust, grainy mash-tun flavours, light biscuity sweetness upfront, lots of toasted malts with a zesty, citrus edge down the sides adding tang. Bright hopping in back, peppery, herbal, stone fruit with a moderately bitter swallow that trails off malty and citric into the swallow. Quite filling in the stomach though the body is just above light, still and rounded. More a Bitter than Golden Ale. Not overly sessionable but a solid beer none the less.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
Cask Conditioned Handpump Briar Rose Birmingham. More golden that amber if you ask me with a white head and lacing. Nice citricity throughout. Lemon in the nose. Pear drops in the mouth. Quite fresh and tasty. A misnomered beer but I liked it.


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