BREWER: Otter Brewery, Devon, England
VESSEL: 500ml brown bottle
DATE OF POST: 28th November 2021
Otter Ale is by no means remarkable. However, in saying that, I don’t want to leave the impression that it’s poor. Because it’s not. No, what Otter Ale is, is a solid brew.
There’s no point of difference. No particular stand out feature. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad. It just means Otter is walking a safe path. And at times, a safe path is what one wants. We know where we are on such a route. We are not at risk of being challenged.
So, my advice to you is give Otter Ale a go. But, perhaps, if you’re looking for something a little more interesting, then may I suggest that this might not tick the box that you’re looking to fill.
Sammy’s Rating: 73%
OTTER… OTTER… OTTER
This is a familiar beer to me but only in sight not sip. See, I’ve seen this river dweller brew on many a supermarket shelf but it has now dawned on me that I’ve never actually tried it, which is a shame as it’s actually a really nice drop. There is a theory as to why I haven’t tried her however. The packaging is, for me anyway, a bit s**t. I mean, it all works when it comes to a trad ale bottle look but it just seems so unappealing to me. It’s odd I don’t like it though, as our little Otter dude on the front is really cool but overall… I dunno, it’s just not for me.
But the beer itself, if not an absolute superstar, is a little south-western gem…
A lovely rich nose leads the way, backed up by something almost approaching cherry in the look of the brew in the glass. The richness continues into the sip which comes along with a very good mouthfeel (BROUGHT TO YOU BY DEVON’S FINEST SPRINGWATER). A good hoppy backdrop and subtle linger then creeps in and I found myself doing the classic beer reviewer nod whilst sipping and noting.
It’s a good beer this. Readily available and affordable enough. Go and get does say Jymi.
Jymi’s Rating: 79%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 76%
MOB review next weekend: JUST STOUT by STARDUST
Sammy & Jymi – Musing on Booze since 2017