Brewed by Otter
Style: Bitter
Honiton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Ingredients: Halcyon, Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Challenger and Fuggles whole hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (311) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2011
Competent but difficult to say much more than that. Has the typical south-western harsh bitterness with a hint of toffee and not a huge aroma. Pretty middle of the road.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2011
Cask conditioned at A Wetherspoons. Amber with white head. Sweetish toffee caramel maltiness with a restrained leafy hop note. Never becomes bitter enough for a sessionable beer. A little drab.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5018) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2011
Cask at the White Hart, Tongham - just down the road from the Hogs Back Brewery. Hazy pale amber with a loose cream head; fruity malt aroma; crisp fruity malt flavour with some apple and apricot; gentle but strongly bitter finish, leaving a classic English hop taste. An excellent ordinary bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2010
cask at bow ... amber ... thin white head ... soft fruit nose ... soft boring toffee nalt... soft easy ... little boring

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2010
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Faint malt aroma. Sourness in the taste with some strawy sweetness. Mid bitter finish. Ordinary stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
Slightly hazy. Bright amber. Nice lacing. Caramelly aroma with a fruity accent. Balanced, juicy with mild fruity hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
@ The Barley (small friendly newish pub near the Pultney Arms), Bath. Deep copper with thick, really thick, tight head and lacing. Aroma is balanced, slightly socky, definitely malty, herbal hoppy, with wet flowers. Tastes like wet flowers. At other places, the flowery flavors are less prominent. Overall a nice pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13707) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2010
Cask@Beer Hunters
Slighlty hazy orange-copper color, small white head. Nutty and apple fruity nose. Semi-dry fruity hoppyness with some wood, honey and birch leaves. Nice session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7439) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2010
Cask handpull, The Nottingham Arms, Tewkesbury. Bright gold with a tight white film of head. Hay, soft dried fruit and apple aroma. Hints of earthy malt, hay and caramel. Creamy vanilla afters. A bit drab and waxy, but with touches of character. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1743) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2011 [Cask at Mount Pleasant Inn, Dawlish Warren on 9/7/2009] Amber, slight white head. Very smooth indeed. A straw, earth and farmyard taste reminiscent of Wadworth’s beers will not be to everyone’s liking, but there’s no denying that this packs in a lot of flavour considering the low ABV. A good bitterness in the finish makes this a light yet tasty and refreshing session ale - it grew on me the more I had. 5/3/7/4/13. [Re-rate - cask at Merry Monk, Monkton Heathfield, nr Taunton on 11/2/2011] Amber, slight white head. Rich, sweet and fruity. Surprisingly different to previous sample, but still very flavoursome for ABV.

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