Otter Bitter is a beautiful light amber traditional looking bitter with a small, loose off-white head. I was a bit disappointed that the head disappeared so quickly giving the beer a flat appearance but what it lacks in appearance, it certainly makes up in the aroma and flavour.
There's a mouth-watering aroma of malt and fruit, particularly juicy ripe apples, with a slight metallic tang as you would expect from a bitter. It's quite light at 3.6% so I wasn't surprised to find that the initial flavour is not overly strong, but I tasted toffee and biscuit followed by a slight bitter aftertaste. Although the taste is quite subtle at first it seems to develop with every mouthful and the delicious bitterness really takes over.
It's a beautifully smooth bitter; medium bodied with soft carbonation which somehow manages to produce a sherbet-like fizz on the tongue. I found myself enjoying it more and more and was quite disappointed to drink the final drop, especially when I'd only bought the one bottle.
Otter Bitter is a very pleasant traditional English bitter and Ale Be Seeing You again!
Brewed by Otter Brewery, Devon
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