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Otter Creek Oktoberfest - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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345 Ratings

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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
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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4/5  rDev +15.6%

brheuer, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

About a year and a half old.

Pours a slightly hazy golden brown with a huge 2 inch frothy pillow-like cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving very thick lacing.

There's a skunky character in the initial aroma. Becomes grainy and metallic, with subtle toasted caramel malt beneath. To avoid the aged character, I smelled the bottle. Fairly nutty, with slight brown sugar sweetness.

Flavor reveals substantial, slightly over-toasted, bready malt character, but it's dominated by sherry-like notes of oxidation and a metallic finish. Nutty flavors emerge late, followed by dryness and a bit of soap.

Body is moderate, but fairly high carbonation lightens it a bit. There's a touch of astringency at the finish.

Probably past its prime, so my score ignores the off flavors. Not a bad beer, but nothing spectacular. Malt character lacked a bit.

barczar, Feb 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Danflurry, Dec 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

cliff1066, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Proclarush
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Proclarush, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of rowyn
3/5  rDev -13.3%

rowyn, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of BeerNacho
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

BeerNacho, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of JoeLacy
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

JoeLacy, Nov 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

RBorsato, Nov 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Focusf111, Nov 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

bluntedboywonder, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear dark golden yellow to amber in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy off-white head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of malts with hints of caramel and toffee with some very light notes of earthy hops.

T: Moderate flavors of caramel, bready, and toasted malts with light hints of caramel and toffee sweetness. There is a light amount of earthy hop flavors but almost no bitterness is discernable.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable - sessionable due to the low ABV and smooth mouthfeel.

dbrauneis, Nov 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

pagardner, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

JacobA58, Oct 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Aditya, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of JohnFatAss
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright Orange color beer, not much of a head.
Mild aroma.
Sweet and malty with almost no bitterness.
Very smooth. Creamy mouthfeel.
Extremely easy to drink.

This is a beer that just anyone would like. It is mild, but has good flavor.
Worth repeating how easy drinking this beer is.

An interesting take on an Oktoberfest. A little different because this one is an Ale.
Worth checking out!

JohnFatAss, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

JayKay412, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of rings of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are very light aromas of malts in the nose.
T: The taste is malty like the smell but has slightly stronger flavors of bready, caramel and toasted malts along with some hints of earthy hops. There is a slight amount of malty sweetness; no bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Even though this beer is quite malty, it is still easy to drink and has nice smoothness in the mouthfeel.

metter98, Oct 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

tastymug, Oct 12, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -35%

Softestdog, Oct 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

jbrumberg, Oct 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

acurtis, Oct 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

jpd7374, Oct 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +44.5%

shockrocker65, Oct 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Eastside151, Oct 05, 2012
Otter Creek Oktoberfest from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
79 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.