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Wolaver's Brown Ale - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Wolaver's Brown AleWolaver's Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

338 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 04-01-2002)
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Reviews by Fish113d:
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Fish113d

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served at room temp and poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass, it pours an dark amber color with a 1" light, tan head that appears to be very sponge-like, but light in density. However, it does have nice head retention overall as it leaves some nice clinging layer on top of my brew.

Aroma is of bright brown malts, some caramel that comes through rather nicely, and some underlying chocolate that pops out a little as well. Even some underlying grassy hops pop through just a smidge. Pretty nice overall.

Taking the first sip, this ale reveals an interesting mix between some slight bakers chocolate mixing with some roasted brown malts and some earthy hops. The balance is nice for all the flavors hitting almost at once; nothing is overshadowing another. The carbonation allows a lot of flavor to come through as it is not overbearing at all like some other ales that I've tried in the past.

Mouthfeel is rather creamy overall, and medium-bodied. Again, the carbonation is well-balanced, and even some slight alcohol comes through at the finish to tingle my tongue just a bit.

Overall, nicely crafted. I am a fan of the "organic" series from Otter Creek. This is a great tasty and fun brew that would keep me coming back for more and more!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2005 21:45:53 | More by Fish113d
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Wolaver's Brown Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
80 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.