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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

758 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 758
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 13
Gots: 22 | 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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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-31-2014 16:26:01 | More by jim_carignan
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complexnomenclature

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-30-2014 17:06:17 | More by complexnomenclature
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

05-27-2014 21:49:51 | More by Durandal_777
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Shy5

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-26-2014 13:23:57 | More by Shy5
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-24-2014 22:13:29 | More by Latarnik
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Sickdoggv

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-23-2014 17:49:52 | More by Sickdoggv
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-11-2014 01:26:32 | More by bubseymour
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-01-2014 16:41:36 | More by Boone757
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-29-2014 17:53:59 | More by ramrod666
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MyauFroto

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-26-2014 00:42:50 | More by MyauFroto
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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-19-2014 19:52:01 | More by foghornleghorn22
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Meb3

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

04-19-2014 15:43:00 | More by Meb3
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njbusa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-19-2014 14:11:33 | More by njbusa
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-17-2014 23:43:58 | More by SkinniePost
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.1%

04-10-2014 04:40:54 | More by VeganUndead
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Mikexw

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-08-2014 18:26:40 | More by Mikexw
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Brenden

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

04-04-2014 18:54:25 | More by Brenden
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-01-2014 04:39:55 | More by heerboth
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

04-01-2014 00:28:31 | More by u2carew
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-31-2014 23:21:13 | More by Focusf111
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pattjeff616

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-30-2014 19:53:30 | More by pattjeff616
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-29-2014 21:02:20 | More by Sspeer1
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-29-2014 03:03:03 | More by jwps214
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smooth_aleing

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-26-2014 22:44:39 | More by smooth_aleing
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grahuba

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-26-2014 09:53:58 | More by grahuba
Otter Creek Copper Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 758 ratings.