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

Otter Creek Copper AleOtter Creek Copper Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

698 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 698
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%


Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
32 IBU

(Beer added by: pezoids on 03-17-2001)
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Copper it is, and clear as well. Carbonation is fairly active and continues after a soft but large off-white head is fully established. It ultimately fades down to about half a finger but keeps strong there. Lacing is mixed, but mostly patchy and fairly plentiful.
As expected, toast and caramel come through. A bit of leafy hops make for some balance against the breadier malts and add a bit more dryness. Dark fruit notes off a whiff of alcohol sneak into the end of each sniff. It's a bit grainy, but not astringent.
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Otter Creek Copper Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 698 ratings.