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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

730 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 730
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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Reviews by jondeelee:
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper Ale has a unique nose, smelling partly of sugary malts, partly of toasted rice, partly of good loam, and partly of spicy fruit esters (oranges and apricots with cloves and black pepper), which altogether create an intoxicating aroma.

On the tongue, the first taste is of roasted nuts, bringing a distinctly earthy quality to the brew. This is then joined by toasted grains and roasted malts, which add a semi-burnt flavor, as of slightly over-toasted artisanal bread. A small, but good layer of sugars rests beneath, bringing deeply caramelized brown sugar flavors. Toward the end of the mouthful the sugars die off, and the almost-burnt bread flavor shines through clearly, and lasts well into the aftertaste. Hops are barely noticeable beneath these roasted grain flavors, and are most noticeable late in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is a good copper ale, and grows on the drinker as the bottle empties: the flavors do not decrease, as happens in some beers, but become more noticeable and refined. The semi-burnt notes can get a little overpowering if the beer is drunk too quickly, making this an excellent sipping beverage.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 02:48:54 | More by jondeelee
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First time re-visting this beer in a long time - an early craft brew that I drank quite a bit of in the 90's. Served in a nonic. Pours a copper hue with a slight haze. Head quickly dissipates into a band around the edges and a soapy froth across the center. Nose expresses toasted malt with a little biscuit and a hint of sweetness. Taste consistent with nose with a slight metallic quality. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a crisp carbonation. Overall, an exemplar of the style, particularly from the American craft market.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 22:48:49 | More by Jwale73
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DATE REVIEWED: May 24, 2014... GLASSWARE: Howard's Pub pint... OCCASION: a holdover from the last poker night... APPEARANCE: dark amber body that is lively and slightly opaque; off-white head is mostly creamy with a bit of rocky space; good open lacing... AROMA: sharp caramel malts with enough metallic clank to disturb the doughy biscuit that settles... PALATE: smooth yet slightly warm; mellow, swift and too light to hold attention... TASTE: nutty and caramel with the sweetness near to lip-smacking; hops are in check and not distinguishable... OVERALLL: serviceable and sessionable, but not a six-pack I'd seek to revisit; rather straightforward and predictable, with only the comfort factor working in its favor....

Serving type: bottle

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Otter Creek Copper Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.