And so the beer tasting roadshow moves on from the New Forest to Devon. However, I do have 3 bottles from Ringwood Brewery to try should the draught pickings get a bit thin at any point. So first stop was my favourite pub, the Double Locks in Exeter (www.double locks.com). I tried a pint of Otter Amber. I am quite a fan of Otter Ales (www.otterbrewery.com) but I've never tried the Amber ale, and what a treat.
So beer number 6...
Beer: Otter Amber
Brewer: Otter Brewery, Honiton, Devon
Country trying in: UK
Town trying in: Exeter
Where purchased: double locks pub, Exeter
Date tasted: 5/8/11
Package type: draught
Best before date: ?
Alcohol by volume: 4%
Tasting temperature: room
Appearance: Amber, clear, small creamy head which clung to the glass perfectly
Flavour: refreshing astringency, light, fresh hoppiness, with a light lasting bitterness
Overall impression: A lovely drinking refreshing ale, top notch. I could definitely spend a long afternoon drinking this.
Rating out of 5: 4