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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

340 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 340
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)
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Reviews by mpyle:
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mpyle

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Surprisingly pale in color - looks more like a darker IPA or Barleywine than a brown ale. Chocolate and darker crystal malts probably not used in abundance. Head dropped fairly quickly to a thin, white layer. Coarse looking carbonation.

Clean aroma, with no strong malt or hop notes. Based on the lack of aroma, would expect a fairly subdued, flavorless beer.

Starts and finishes clean with a pleasant burst of flavor in the middle. Certainly more bitter than malty sweet, and lacking the upfront hoppiness that is found in American Browns. Certainly not overwhelming in flavor, but pleasant and highly drinkable. Mouthfeel is moderate and feels in line with the 5.7% ABV. Overall a fairly nice, semi-dark beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2006 18:26:56 | More by mpyle
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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.

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Very hoppy smell.

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

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Wolaver's Brown Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
80 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.