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

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BA SCORE
82
good

739 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 739
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 13
Gots: 13 | 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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jferrara35

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +38.1%

01-13-2014 17:34:53 | More by jferrara35
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +38.1%

11-21-2011 21:14:45 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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Thebiggestapple

New York

5/5  rDev +38.1%

07-04-2014 18:36:50 | More by Thebiggestapple
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iguana1010

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +38.1%

11-29-2011 03:38:14 | More by iguana1010
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jrutigs

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +38.1%

11-16-2011 04:50:40 | More by jrutigs
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - This one is indeed copper. It's also pretty clear with a one finger foamy white head that sticks around for a while and leaves tons ofdry sticky lace around the edge of the glass. A nice looking beer.

S - Huge and super-thick malt nose for a lighter colored brew! I smell burning leaves, old log cabins, toast, wet fire-wood, and burned corn flakes (seriously). Excellent depth of character!

T - Taste follows the nose with woody, leafy, and burny flavors. This tastes almost like a stout with all of the burnt roasted tastes, but it's sweeter and lighter than most stouts. If I was blindfolded, I would swear up and down that this beer is black. I also taste caramel and some supportive leafy and grassy hops that back up the autumnal buring leaf flavors quite well.

M - Moderately carbonated and light-ish bodied. This is pretty thin for such an intense taste. I think this would be better with a bit more body.

D - Superb! I could quaff these all night. Or day, whatever.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2007 05:36:11 | More by pmcadamis
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mempath

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours bright new penny copper (go figure) and maintains a nice head with sporadic, rorschach lacing. nice.

the nose is really nice. i mean really. NICE. toasted sesame seeds? nearly burned molasses? so far, promises to be the best copper ale i've had. not a favorite style...another sniff and the dark dried fruit sweetness tips in

wow. muscat/muscadine wild sweetness tempered just right by the hops and the almost too carbonated sense...nope, it's right on as you repeat the process of sniff, then savor...for what it IS, this is stellar. yep, best copper ale i've had. now i want to retry some crappy ones to confirm...oy

highly recommended. this is the third i've had and they seem to taste better each time. impressive. obviously a fresh batch. this has the octoberfest beer in the sampler case. also has the (american) pale ale. may have paid a few extra bucks buying it here in PA, but already more than worth it :)

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 18:00:21 | More by mempath
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fritzparker

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

06-23-2014 17:48:26 | More by fritzparker
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

11-24-2011 16:23:01 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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Stunmai

New York

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

11-15-2013 17:18:33 | More by Stunmai
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Offa

California

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is an outstanding alt, with firm, complex character.

Light copper, is has a medium big, off-white head, steadily shrinking to a thin, foamy top, with a little weak, foamy lace.

Aroma is strong toasty barley and whole wheat bread crust, strong fruitiness, light leafiness, and yeastiness.

Taste is very fruity up front (plum, hint of raisin), with toasty barley, light leafiness, grain throughout. Light sweetness is balanced with light spicey-peppery bitterness and it is very nicely balanced. Feel is solid, fairly lively.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2009 07:29:14 | More by Offa
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srbeezer

California

4.65/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On ode to Vermont beers. This beer is what got me to love craft brews. I was a poor college student and it was love at first sip. The amber color so clear and defined. The sweet, yet malted aroma got my attention. Then the flavor was exactly what I needed at the right time. Not overly hoppy or malty or sweet it was just right. Thank you Otter Creek for helping be the person I am today.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 18:04:22 | More by srbeezer
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davisdandrew

Quebec (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured in to a pint glass.
beautiful copper color, crystal clear with an amazing rocky white head that has holes that make it look like swiss cheese.
beautiful nople hops flavors and aroma. perfect malt bitter balance.
dry and perfectly carbonated after i splashed it into the glass to release its head.
extremely likeable. great session beer with great complexity.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 23:25:18 | More by davisdandrew
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matty

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I really liked this beer.It has a deep gold color and nice pleasant smell.The taste is fantastic with what seems to be an aftertaste of butterscotch or caramel.I will buy this product again although I don't think you will be able to drink many at one sitting.One of my new favorites!!

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2007 05:37:47 | More by matty
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bras1977

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

07-29-2014 05:48:24 | More by bras1977
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Ablackbrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

01-22-2012 15:55:10 | More by Ablackbrew
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another step in the quest for the perfect craft-brewed Alt. Rich amber color with a nice yet quickly disappearing head. Clear malt hits your nose as you raise the glass and the flavor is both rich malt with a subtle carmel sweetness that is at the same time just bitter enough to keep you wanting more. A tiny bit of hops presence; and a bit more carmel than some others (but both of these flavors pale in comparison to the strong malt flavors). Not truly complex, but excellent and very easy drinking. Extremely true to both the ale and altbier styles and would likely appeal to a wide range of beer tastes. Very good. And fairly easy to find where I am. So this one moves to the top of my list... for now.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2006 15:44:38 | More by tugdriver7
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dandepoto

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

01-15-2014 11:44:30 | More by dandepoto
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Shakydog68

New York

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

12-11-2013 03:19:47 | More by Shakydog68
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Beerman72

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

12-06-2013 04:51:39 | More by Beerman72
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

12-31-2011 17:47:12 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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spelletier


4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

03-18-2012 02:20:29 | More by spelletier
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sgregory

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

05-06-2013 22:29:00 | More by sgregory
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cheesepuffs

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

09-11-2013 03:34:43 | More by cheesepuffs
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Bamarooster

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

04-11-2013 22:28:38 | More by Bamarooster
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Otter Creek Copper Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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