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


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1763) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4285) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2719) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (14659) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Wednesday. Clear red/brown - white head. Red berries, amber malts, forrest, dog, wet dog, fruity, ryebread, nutty, sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
From cask. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and toasted malty. Bitter, toasted malty and slight breadish. Bitter and light fruity into a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24434) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruiry aroma of caramel and cookies. Fruity flavour of hops and grass with notes of caramel. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandman (2516) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2010
Cask at HBF. Dark golden body, no head. Aroma has yeast, fruits and fruity hops. Some bitterness, little watery, Nice hop flavour, but the amber side is missing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (4964) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 12, 2010
Cask @HBF 2010. Pours golden/honey color, with a nice white head. Aroma is caramel malty and fruity. Hoppy, malty flavour. Nice ale.

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