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

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 Cask at JDW Standing order Edinburgh ... crisp amber ... thin creamy head ... bright grapefruit hop nose ... quite a powerfull hop ... medium grapefruit bitterness ... little grassy in linger cask at hyde tavern ... copper ... light white lacing ... soft mellow toffee fruits ... juicy malt ... light smoky malt ... 3.7 nice

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3088) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2381) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
Cask handpump at Fort St. George, Cambridge. Amber with a thick foam head. Floral hoppy scent. Lovely mouthfeel. Starts sweet then some bitterness. Cereals and biscuit in the mouth, then a hoppy citrus end. Spoilt by an odd metallic taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2471) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1619) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5536) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2009
Cask condition handpull at Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate. It’s a pretty good, sliightly fruity bitter. Good hop on finish. Quite rich in mouth

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10651) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2009
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber with white head. Very fresh, I was there when it was pulled through and it showed, pleasant bittersweet hoppy notes on a thinnish, biscuity base. Some orange citrus notes and a honeyed touch in the close. Pleasant enough.


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