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Brewed by Otter
Style: English Strong Ale
Honiton, England

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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."


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13725) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
Cask. Chestnut colour, small white head. Malty flavour, very slightly buttery. Dark malt and liquorice aftertaste. Nice full body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2010
@Hobgoblin, Bath. Golden-brown. Caramelly nose with toffeeish accents. A fairly rich toffeeish brew, accented toward treacle and some gentle roasty-toasty bitterness late. Another good otter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2007
(50cl bottle) Minimal beige head atop murky caramel body. Aroma is moderately sweet, butterscotch, toffee. Taste is medium sweet, toffee, some caramel, earthy, tea, orange, light peach. Watery light-medium body, low carbonation, quite drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (11382) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Aroma of malt and fruit. Amber color with a great tan head. It persists. Flavor is fruit and malt. Malt persists. This reminds me more of an American brown than an English ESB. Finish is malt, tempered by bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2007
brown with a small white head. Somewhat weak caramel, chocolate aroma with a hint of dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
16.9oz bottle-pours a foamy to bubbly tan head and hazy copper/light brown color. Aroma is caramel-medium malt, faint fruit. Taste is sweet caramel-medium malt, secondary fruit, faint metallic hops-slight bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11048) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, hop, malt. flavour is caramel, hop, malt. Ok beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2007
500ml Bottle from Jungle Jim’s. 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Name: Otter Head
Date: 04/06/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewfest, Classic City

Appearance: hazy amber, frothy off white head,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with a brown sugar sweetness and light earthy hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, dark caramel and brown sugar sweetness, light earthy balance,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10578) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
Bottled, 500ml from Phoenix Wines, Swanage, Dorset. Murky brown with slight head. Not the best looking beer ever, but the flavour overcomes the looks, just. Fruity malts with an apple, plum character, a touch of coffee ground and a general sweetness carrying in to a powdery hop. Reasonable.


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