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Brewed by Otter
Style: English Strong Ale
Honiton, England

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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."

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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
britishalenerd (11) - USA - JAN 2, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 Otter Brewery has created some of England’s most amazing handmade British artisinal Ales indeed! No wonder the entire portfolio of their beers have won awards. Otter Head is a low-foaming English Strong Ale which pours a dark ruddy copperish brown colour with a light creamy, off-white head. Malt is in the foreground with a nice aroma on the nose and a toffee like flavor and spice darkness. Also I recognized quite a bit of hoppiness for its style. There was a slight hint of liquorice. On the palate it is smooth and medium to full-bodied, with a real bite of assertive English hops dominating, over a truly rich, and flavourful fudge-like malt. Leafy, Iron and mineral hoppiness comes crawling in pleasantly again, leaving the finish full of hop tanginess, very clean and bitter. Amazingly smooth for a 5.8% ABV. This award winning beer has proven itself and will remain on my list of regulars indeed.


3.2
anders37 (26678) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2017
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel spicy finish.

3.2
Martin243 (1200) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Pint at the Tilley Stone in an English pint/ Clear dark amber with a creamy off white head. Certainly good looking. Muted toffee aroma, leaning towards a milky fudge. I’m going to stick with "muted" as far as flavour is concerned. Some red =currant, raisin and toffee, but nothing assertive or taste bud catching. Alcohol well disguised. Drank more like an old fashioned premium bitter. Not great, but not bad.

4.4
Don2711 (481) - - MAY 23, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2017 Mahogany colour. Chocolate malts aroma and taste. Jammy fruits and toffee malts in there.Great strength. Lasting head. Nice on palate. Overall excellent.

3.3
mR_fr0g (12567) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2017
Cask hand pull at the moon under water Watford Jdw. A deep amber copper coloured pour with a lasting beige head. Aroma is burnt toffee apple, brown sugars, little hot alcohol. Flavour is composed of.. Flavour is composed of sweet jammy fruits, toffee and liquorice,. Palate is sticky sweet, liquorice, smooth Cask condition. Not bad. Little hot alcohol in the finish.

3.5
The_Osprey (8183) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2017
Cask handpull at Hamilton Hall as Otter Head, 5.8%. Dark amber orange, still and translucent with an enduring foamy beige head. Aroma is toffee, bread, golden syrup and honey. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is honey on toast, some astringent resinous hops, spicy with some booze. Not too sweet despite the rich malts giving a honey vibe. Actually pretty good but I’d only want a half.

3
Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2016
Fra fat på Brass Monkey, Plymouth 22 Sep 16. Mørk gyldenbrun. Juice-aktig. Lett plommearoma. Smaken fyldig. Sherry. Tørr avslutning. Hadde vært et utmerket dessertøl.

3.4
Towey1989 (2923) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of fruitcake, raisin, some toffee, slight red berries, a little red wine, a hint of brown sugar and subtle spicy hops. Taste of raisin, dark fruit, some red berries, slight fruitcake, a little toffee, a hint of metal and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, fruity, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. I like the complex aroma, the fruit and the amount of hoppy bitterness balancing out the heavy sweetness, however it’s not rich in flavour enough. Decent though.

3.5
Rune (12947) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2016
Cask ale, shared with Finn at Brass Monkey. Deep mahogany coloured body, Frothy beige head leaving crocheted lacing on the glassware. Chocolate malts on the nose, lightly roasted. Fine blended taste profile of chocolate malts and dried fruits. Malt-fruity bitterness to a pleasant finish. Medium bodied. Perfect drink after my bacon and chicken salad (Plymouth 22.09.2016).

3
BeerNinjaUK (516) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2016
Pint in London Inn, Torquay. Pours rich dark brown with bubbly of white head that recedes with significant lacing. Aroma   raisins, port, rich maltiness. Strong alcoholic taste. Sweet in the palate.

2.9
lokis333 (512) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - MAY 24, 2016
Clear copper color with small tan foam. aromas of fresh ground malt, dusty flour, grains and hay. Palate, full body, thick-ish texture and sweet sugary finish. Taste, sweet of malt, biscuits and grains (simple). Overall, sticky, sickly sweet, not esiest beer, nice but not for me.


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