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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)
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-26-2013 23:51:00 | More by jaxon53
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

06-26-2013 01:03:01 | More by petermethot
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MaltyMates

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

06-08-2013 12:59:02 | More by MaltyMates
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.14/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

a. Medium translucent amber with a eighth inch head which dissipated quickly. Little lacing as it drained.

s. Hardly any noticeable odor. Not a good omen for this drinker, who likes flavor!

t. Very little to distinguish it from most other mild ales.

m. Pleasant to drink. Light, moreso than its darker color and higher ABV (for a brown) might predict.

o. Disappointing. I was hoping for more from a Vermont brown. It's not bad by any means, just too mild for this reviewer. If you are into organic, it might outattract much of the competition on that basis. Good enough with a meal, refreshing on a hot day. But then there are plenty of cheaper ales which can accomplish that. OTOH, highly sessionable; perhaps the best thing going for it is the mild taste yet moderate ABV.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 03:22:53 | More by scotorum
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hphilip456

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-21-2013 14:50:33 | More by hphilip456
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tnbeatty

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

05-15-2013 13:33:06 | More by tnbeatty
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carnoustie7

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

05-10-2013 01:21:59 | More by carnoustie7
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-29-2013 05:56:07 | More by Kelp
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indy14jonesy

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-21-2013 13:05:23 | More by indy14jonesy
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-11-2013 01:34:54 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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Focusf111

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

04-11-2013 00:43:25 | More by Focusf111
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agreenman19

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-08-2013 01:21:54 | More by agreenman19
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a murky amber color, half a finger head, thinner on the lacing.
S - Toffee Malts, with some nutty characteristics like hazelnut, earthy hop scents, and a slight touch of smokiness.
T - Moderate malt, clove, nice balacned hop bite with the slightly roasted malt.
M - Middle of the road, smooth and drinkable, the good flavors stay with you.
O - I'd say this would be best for fall, but is an average brown ale, not the best but certainly drinkable by all means.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 23:12:50 | More by Omnium
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SupremePie

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-08-2013 17:58:07 | More by SupremePie
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

03-01-2013 14:40:29 | More by Seaba
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-24-2013 13:29:15 | More by VALIS666
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DrewBest

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

02-24-2013 00:18:17 | More by DrewBest
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

02-18-2013 20:24:54 | More by DIPAFAN
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a cloudy orange brown with a one finger head which lasts for a few minuets and moderate lacing stays on the glass to the end.

The smell is strong with nuts, and sweet malts. Some roasted malt smell as well. Some floral hop smell is also present.

The taste starts with strong carbonation, sweet and roasted malts. Some carmel and nuts come next then some oily hops at the end. However the various tastes run together a little too much. It would be nice if the tastes were 'spread out' some more.

The mouthfeel is crisp, from the carbonation, slightly bready, chewy and oily at the end.

Overall this brew shows promise, it has some great smells and tastes. This is a good brown ale but it would be great if the tastes were more spread out across the palate instead of running together.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 23:31:38 | More by microbrewlover
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Duesler

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

02-06-2013 00:27:27 | More by Duesler
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brewstervt

Vermont

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-01-2013 21:00:15 | More by brewstervt
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ShippinUpToBoston

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-30-2013 00:23:28 | More by ShippinUpToBoston
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DmanGTR

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-29-2013 20:12:52 | More by DmanGTR
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-26-2013 00:19:39 | More by kingmaker
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Conniehophead

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-13-2013 13:29:05 | More by Conniehophead
Wolaver's Brown Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
80 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.