Core Beer (Cask, Pup, Bottle)
At 5.8% abv the award-winning Otter Head is our strongest beer.
Otter Head Flavour Profile
We believe that the key to brewing a great strong beer is to make it well-balanced with a good use of hops. This makes Otter Head easily drinkable and an excellent choice with food. Whilst it has a distinctive barley wine, old ale character it remains light to drink with a malty, fruity and slightly sweet flavour with a long bittersweet aftertaste. The fruit and malt aroma sits well with the beer’s deep, luxurious red/brown colour – still a firm favourite on many bars.
- Fruit cake
- Dry finish
Otter Head is a finely balanced sledge hammer of a beer. Delicate in the extreme and potentially devastating in effect.
Otter Head is a finely balanced sledge hammer of a beer. Delicate in the extreme and potentially devastating in effect. Otter Head has won more awards than any other beer in the Otter stable – understandably so as it packs a balanced punch using classic English hops to round its bitterness combined with fruit and malt. It’s unusual to find such a strong beer in a brewery’s regular range these days, but having grabbed a few headlines over the years it was always going to be difficult to reduce Head to a bit part.