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

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Otter Creek Copper AleOtter Creek Copper Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

735 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 12
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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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doerickson

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color of a two-year-old penny, with a fine-bubbled cream-colored head. Leaves a fine lace on the glass. Caramel and raisin aromas.

This is a malty brew, with dominant earthy flavors. Bit of candy-like malt and some leafy hop to balance. Faint smoke which in my experience is characteristic of Otter Creek's beers. Finish is longer than average, with toasted/bready malts lingering.

My brother went to Middlebury College and I can remember hating this beer when I'd go visit him as an undergraduate myself ten or so years ago. At that time anything darker or more flavorful than Natural Light was too dark and bitter for me. Now I pick this up once in a while (glad they distribute as far south as Richmond) as a reminder of what I was missing. Seems to me this may have been watered/dumbed down a bit over the years; still, I have a soft spot for it as it reminds me of good times in Middlebury.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2005 23:40:22 | More by doerickson
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Otter Creek Copper Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.