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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

339 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by apintofknowledge:
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apintofknowledge

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear medium light warm reddish brown (seems a little light in color for the style) with a thin white head. This one has a wonderful caramel and roasted aroma with subtle hints of chocolate. As for the taste, an intial sweetness is quickly followed by bitter, woody, charcoal and earthy flavors... unsweetened cocoa and roasted peanut shells are in there too. A dry but not lingering finish. A little light in body for my taste.

Overall, this one is an extremely dry rendition of this style that thankfully becomes somewhat sweeter and smoother as I drink more and the beer warms a bit. Like it or not (and it took a little while to grow on me), the dryness makes it a very unique take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2006 01:24:37 | More by apintofknowledge
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-13-2014 04:28:35 | More by bobv
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wshinevar

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-05-2014 01:52:58 | More by wshinevar
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TeddyStriker

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-04-2014 02:17:27 | More by TeddyStriker
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Histic

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Minkybut

Virginia

2.73/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I poured this not okay beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a cloudy amber color. The beer did not have any head at all and was also devoid of any smell of any kind. I really had high hopes. This was part of a purchase I made online from halftime.com but I did not like most of the beers including this one. I will not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 17:34:30 | More by Minkybut
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Johncnh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-31-2014 22:38:27 | More by Johncnh
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

05-31-2014 16:13:34 | More by djrn2
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-31-2014 13:21:35 | More by d_brommer_nh
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New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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New York

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

05-08-2014 01:14:34 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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patrick802

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

05-04-2014 19:24:40 | More by patrick802
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.3%

05-01-2014 22:47:33 | More by muskiesman
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%

04-30-2014 01:02:24 | More by Meb3
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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HarryPlopper

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Amber and hazy appearance with some foam that disappeared quickly. Mild amount of lacing.

Very hoppy smell.

Bitter and hoppy taste with some caramel undertones. I wasn't getting much vanilla. Not much aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is smooth and thin. Not too much carbonation.

Overall a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 21:33:13 | More by HarryPlopper
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-15-2014 12:25:25 | More by CreekyJarls
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New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Pennsylvania

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Wolaver's Brown Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
80 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.