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Brewed by Otter
Style: English Strong Ale
Honiton, England

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt; Challenger, Fuggles hops.
"Fruity aroma and taste with a pleasant bitter finish. Dark brown and full-bodied."


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 18, 2007
This bitter/ESB pours a deep brown color from a 500ml bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel, orange and sweet. A medium bodied ESB. Malts are toffee and caramel. Hops are earthy and floral. Hints of orange and citrus. Nice balance. Lively carbonation. Nice soft malts with a touch of chocolate. Seems a step above a lot of other ESB/bitters Iíve had lately. Mouthfeel is full. Finish si clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (12612) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. Copper, a bit unclear body with a beige head. Biscuity, malty nose with a nice hoppiness and some sweetish notes. Quite malty flavor, some sweetness, and a nice hoppiness to balance it. Medium to full body. A really nice Otter. (070608)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Pours a murky copper body with a small beige head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is malty toffee, herbal hops and a hint of ripe pears. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Taste is well balanced with toffee, herbal hops bitterness, fruity overripe red apples, pear skins, and a hint of mineral. A prototypical English ESB.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Pours light brown and opaque. Aroma of caramel, apple cider, and sweet malt. Excellent mouth feel. Very satisfying flavor. Light hop bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle. Copper to near dark brown pour. Very murky. Small random bubbles gathered together on the right side of the glass. Nose is caramel, sweet malts, flowery hops and apple skins. Taste is hoppy and floral with more apple skins, soft caramel and sweet malts. Very bitter taste and lingering bitterness throughout. Body is soft and light-medium. Carbonation is there but seemingly faded. Ends with more caramel, sweet malts, apple, floral hops and some earthy hops. More bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2007
Light-golden body with lace and a bit of foam. Faint smell hops. A fresh ale, as if it was tapped a day ago, of understated and malted hoppy ale, not too bitter. Above average carbonation for a UK produced ale. Very drinkable, medium mouthfeel. Citrus and lightly grapefruity.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2007
500ml Bottle from Jungle Jimís. Poured hazy dark amber with medium white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Medium aroma of fruity, malt and yeast. Medium body. Good flavor of sweet malt and medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Above average bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Totally fruity and toasty, bready. Melds together very well. Peach in the aroma. Minerally water. I could drink this all day. I love this type of English bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, nutty brown with a small, off-white head. Fat aroma of caramel, nuts and roasted malt. Medium body with roasted caramel accents with a short, dry bitterness. Sort of a "mini Barley Wine"! 130507

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2007
Small white coarse head. Hazy orange-red body with light carbonation. Oily caramel and perfume aroma. Roasty caramel taste with resiny notes. Oily, dead mouthfeel. Vague, resiny aftertaste. Itís OK, but boring. (0.5l bottle.)


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