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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."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13529) - 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)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12446) - 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 (11452) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11058) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (10979) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10595) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10460) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, hop, malt. flavour is caramel, hop, malt. Ok beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 29, 2007
Bottle. Amber colour with a nice frothy white head that lasts for a while. Aroma is quite fruity with toasty caramel and bitter hops. Flavour is quite smooth and fresh, with fruity hops, little bit of vanilla, toasty caramel and nice toasty malts. Dry bitter finish.


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