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Otter Creek Fresh Slice - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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426 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 5
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Benji521 on 03-19-2014)
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04/01/14
Served in a tulip

Except for the large yeast particles floating throughout the liquid, the appearance was flawless. The cloudy, straw yellow body was topped by a billowing, fluffy, four-finger tall, bright white mass. A latticework of Brussels lacing coated the glass as the crown receded, lasting until the end of the session.

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Otter Creek Fresh Slice from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
83 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.