Otter Creek Copper Ale - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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3.96/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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.
The taste gets it right, keeping it malt-forward but adding enough hops to add flavor and balance. Bitterness is light, floral and leafy. Graininess cuts down to just an even toastiness. It actually gets quite earthy, and dark fruits come in though not as strongly as in the nose. It has an almost Noble hops-like spiciness to it.
Despite the tendency for the heavier grain bill and toasting to be less clean, this beer avoids that nicely. It's quite clean, in fact, as well as being smooth and offering a nice, solid crispness in a well-rounded medium body.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 18:54:25 | More by Brenden
3.98/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz longneck bottle
A) Pours with a finger thick, off-white head. Settles quickly leaving a thin lacing at the edge of the glass. Clear, copper colored body. Semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Aromatic malts - caramel, buttery, and slightly bready.
T) Classic German stylings. Rich caramel malts. Some dry grainy notes.
M) Low carbonation. Medium-light body. Dry in the finish.
O) A good all around brew. I'd drink another.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2014 00:28:31 | More by u2carew
Otter Creek Copper Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.