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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

186 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UnionMade on 06-26-2003

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Ratings: 186 | Reviews: 94
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass on a hot sunny day.

Pours bright gold, active bubbles, layered white foam. Steady upward stream. Pils like smell, notes of citrus. Lemony taste backed by a biting hop. Great balance. Crisp. Highly refreshing. Down and done very quickly. Summer at its best.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Clear golden bodied lager comes out of the 12oz bottle and into my glass. A frothy white head builds up on the top of the beer with about one finger in height. The creamy head has decent retention and a thick ring leaves sparse but thick lace patches.

S- Floral, grassy and spicy European hop notes up front in an aroma of good strength. Fresh cracked grain, light crackery malts and yeast hints beyond that. Nice and clean.

T- Moderate hop (Noble I imagine) character compared to other examples of this popular style. The bitterness from the hops is the dominant attribute of the beer. These hops a bring a good dose of spicy and floral character to the beer. As in the aroma I can taste just a bit of fresh cracked grain, cracker and light sweetness from the malts. Yeast is quite clean, as it should be in this style.

MF- Light bodied with a moderately-dry overall feel. Fairly creamy texture with some agitation and silky high carbonation. Characteristic spicy hop bitterness in the finish.

Euro-hop forward with clean yeast and a good floral, spicy flavor. A nice surprise and very refreshing in this hot weather.

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

Look - Poured a light pale yellow with a small foamy head that retained a small layer on the top. Clear and filtered, bubbly, good lacing.

Smell - Aroma was hard to pull off of this one, slight sweet malt, some faint breadiness.

Taste - Smoky, full flavored lager feel, this element was nice.

Mouthfeel - Again full flavored lingered here, sits slightly bitter and a little sticky but not boozy. Good drinkability.

Overall - Solid lager, woodsy and hearty (as hearty as a lager can be), would drink again.

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Having on draft at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Super tight lacing on the glass as the beer wad drank.

Smell: bready and sweet malts and mild hops.

Taste: Same as above with mild hop tingly action in the back.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, refreshing, medium to high carbonation, and low to medium bodied.

Overall: Pretty solid pilsner or later. Nice mild hop tingly action and great on a warm weather day or when your palate needs a break from all the hoppy beers.

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