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Otter Creek Vermont Lager - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Otter Creek Vermont LagerOtter Creek Vermont Lager

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BA SCORE
82
good

151 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 06-26-2003)
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -44.4%

07-16-2013 01:55:21 | More by DonFrap
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

01-20-2014 05:20:37 | More by acurtis
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LoveStout

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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BeerSox

Virginia

2.7/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Crystal clear light honey color with a two finger off-white head that settles to a thick cap. The head wasn't very dense and leaves some wispy lacing on the glass.

Toasty malts, along with a little buttery diacetyl. Very herbal and tea-like hop aromas. Not very sharp.

The flavor, like the aroma, is lacking that characteristic hop bite. The hops have a little bit of bitterness, but the hops are very "flat". Full bodied. The malts have very little to them.

Not the best pilsner in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2009 02:58:33 | More by BeerSox
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

2.7/5  rDev -25%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I didn't get much of a head when I poured this, and I poured 2/3rd's of it straight down the middle. The aroma seemed to me to be very yeasty, yeasty and sweet.The color was not a bright yellow or golden but slightly cloudy yellow. There is a hint of the percieved sweetness from the smell at the begining of the mouthful but it dissapears quickly leaving only a dull uninspired bitterness at the end. Glad I did not buy a sixer of this as I would be embarassed to give this to any of my lager drinking friend because they expect only the best to be suggested by me.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2004 22:26:22 | More by ybnorml
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a hazy golden yellow with a very thick head...

S - Wheat and malts dominate...

T - Grainy and weak... I struggled to find any complexity or hints of flavor...

M - Smooth and refreshing...

D - I hate to be critical, but this is a beer that I wouldn't drink again... I was unimpressed from the get go... I would reach for a macro-brewed light beer before having another... Sorry, but it's the truth...

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2008 03:47:48 | More by philbe311
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

2.73/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very plae gold. Very watery and thin looking. The aroma was of bad fruit, but the date on the bottle said bottle within the last two month. Flavor was of old fruit and pilsner yeast. I kind of winced through the beer. It had a nice crisp finish though. The flavor was a killer, made me pucker every time. Reviewed after my second beer just to make sure I did not get a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2005 21:26:02 | More by MuddyFeet
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

08-13-2013 16:11:11 | More by mikehillman
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Bighuge

Minnesota

2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottled on 8-4-03.

Hazy golden appearance.. ( I don't care for haziness in lagers.) A thin creamy beige head that recedes to a bubbly collaring. Aroma is thickly sweet....of caramel tones. Smells more like an amber ale than a lager. Body is medium-full and the mouthfeel is on the flatter side. The taste is kind of sweet, but spicy notes pop up here and there. It's fairly bland. This is not that enjoyable for a lager. I'll pass next time.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2003 03:59:53 | More by Bighuge
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Otter Creek- Vermont Lager

Appearance- yellow with a soapy white head. Slight lacing on the glass.
Smell- sweet malt.
Taste- sweet and watery, malt was weak.
Mouthfeel- watery with slight carbonation.

Overall- a blah lager that must be drank very cold. Nothing special here!

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2004 23:20:45 | More by NJpadreFan
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masterbruewer

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light golden color with light carbonation and no head to speak of. Faint Lacing.

The smell was pleasant, kind of malty and musky.

The taste is smooth and creamy with an oddly harsh aftertaste that doesn't really seem to be hop bite. The harshness fades as the beer sits in the pint glass.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a bit of late harshness.

This is decent stuff. Probably a good cross-over beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2005 21:32:42 | More by masterbruewer
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ZAP

Minnesota

2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Nothing to write home about here...unimpressive cloudy gold color...not much head..looks flat...Nose is nice but not what I expected...bready....almost smells like a Helles in some ways...

Taste is sweet...some floral hops would do wonders with this but they are nowhere to be found....a rounded mouthfeel..not real crisp...

Overall this isn't horrible but clearly run-of-the mill in my book...sure I'd take it over the macros but not by much and when you factor in the prices I probably select a case of Miller High Life over this....

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2003 01:07:03 | More by ZAP
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-01-2013 21:41:29 | More by Lanstrum
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-10-2014 01:04:38 | More by Goldndomer
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civicm87

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-11-2013 01:20:23 | More by civicm87
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claspada

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.7%

11-28-2011 21:29:58 | More by claspada
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-22-2013 15:16:07 | More by DerekMorgan
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a one-finger bubbly white head that fades quickly leaving hardly any lace. Clear light amber color. Light-medium bodied. Nose is not skunky like the majors. Medium carbonation. Starts crisp and finishes hoppy, no a bad lager. $1.55 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2004 22:25:54 | More by jdhilt
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Random buy...

A: Very light in color with no head. Not impressed with the look of this.

S: Can't get any scent at all. I tried as hard as I could and can't smell anything from this one.

T: Eh, kind of middle of the road. Nothing special. Tastes like a high end mainstream brew. Needs more flavor complexity.

M: Very well balanced amount of carbonation.

D: Way too easy to drink, like water. Not good.

All in all, this one is too easy and is like a high end mainstream beer. Which isn't saying too much. Not recommended for people looking to expand to craft brews.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2009 03:50:34 | More by steve8robin
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -16.7%

11-19-2011 20:40:48 | More by ElGallo
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-24-2014 13:52:30 | More by Lehighace06
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-20-2014 05:19:42 | More by djrn2
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mborden

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-19-2013 18:31:59 | More by mborden
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dustylong

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light yellow color with pretty much no head or retention, and no lacing (poured from a bottle into a mug). Has a light malty smell to it...fairly nice. Tastes like a lager (duh) lightly hoppy, and pretty malty..bitter. Has a pretty good balance to it. Light mouthfeel without a whole lot of carbonation. A decent beer, but nothing that impressive.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2006 02:03:22 | More by dustylong
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is my first czech pilsner since I came back from Prague. Bias could be a factor.
Looks good. Nice dark yellow/orange body, good foaming head in a pilsner glass.
Aroma of malt and unripe fruit. A little green, perhaps too sweet.
Taste is a bit better than smell. Crisp malt sweetness, some lemon hints and very slight hoppiness.
Feels alright, isn't as thin as some pilsners I've had, but compared to the stuff in Czech, it doesn't match up.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2006 22:49:55 | More by Mebuzzard
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Otter Creek Vermont Lager from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.