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Otter Creek Oktoberfest - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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BA SCORE
79
okay

336 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

32 IBU

Replaced by Oktoberfest Lager in 2012.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 09-17-2001)
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AaronRed

New York

3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Oktoberfest beers are best when simple. This one is. Crisp and clean, with a nice malty flavor- sort of exactly what you would expect. Bready withut too much- very balanced. A richer brew than most German ones- but not as hoppy. Overall worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2009 21:51:07 | More by AaronRed
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2.3/5  rDev -33.5%
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Picked this up at my local wine and spirits - they offer single bottles for between $1.50-$3.00, a great way of trying new beers without making a a financial and fridge investment in a six pack. To my review!

I poured this into a room temperature pint glass. The color was a mild to medium dark orange and it had a very similar smell to most other Oktoberfests. However, when I took the first sip, I was immediately turned off to this beer. The taste was similar to Samuel Adams but tasted like a lite version. While SA Oktfest isn't exactly a heavy beer, it still has a deep enough taste to make it last. The beer was also somewhat tart, something I didn't expect from an OktFest. In all honesty, I dumped about half the beer and poured myself a SA. Was very disappointed. Looking forward to some better OktFests!

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Otter Creek Oktoberfest from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
79 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.