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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - 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 (5382) - 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 (2377) - Cambridge, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gary (1889) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
cask @ The Ship . Herne Bay . Amber beer , pretty drinkable but pretty mundane ass brew .. I had a pint of Coors Light to wash this of my palate . Basically lots of malt and dusty yeasty .slight grainy ceral texture. kinda floral . Whatver dawg

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9164) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2013
draught at the Black Horse Sidmouth. Amber colour, mid-sized head. Malty with hints of caramel, shy hoppy touch. Very nice and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
Cask@the quay inn, minehead. Golden amber beer with a medium head and good lacing. Aroma of cereal grain. Taste is cereal grains, grapefruit and malts. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1604) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2139) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (6817) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (4796) - 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

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