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

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BA SCORE
82
good

759 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 759
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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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev +3%

At a good friends party for Mardi Gras here in Burlington (thanks Jon Anthony!) I drank a bottle of this ubiquitous favorite. The color was copper/amber, the one-finger head off-white, the retention sub-par and the lacing off the collar decent. The aroma was very faint but pleasant, a mix of caramel malt and some hop bitterness. The flavors started semi-sweet with caramel malt and toasted malt followed by nuts and a crisp, hoppy finish. The bitterness of the hops at the end was twiggy and a bit woody (whole leaf hops?). Sessionable but a bit boring. The body was medium, the carbonation medium and the mouthfeel average.

03-09-2009 15:31:50 | More by thekevlarkid
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sabrills70

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +3%

Pours a slightly hazy medium light amber with a 1 figer head and very good lace. Slight caramel malt notes with some tart apple and some slight hop presence. Some hop flavor is what first hits, not too much though, followed by a fruity malt presence - some slight raisin and apple flavors. Leaves a nice hop bitterness on the tounge. Slightly high carbonation and good drinkability. A good session beer.

07-09-2005 20:48:58 | More by sabrills70
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Crystal clear dulled copper, stunning lace sticks all the way down the glass.

Quite malty with a toasted grain and hints of caramel. Vague fruitiness and faint hops in the aroma. Very smoothly textured mouth feel, spot on for carbonation. A little high on the toasted grain as far as balance goes, a bit more malt and body would be what I would want to see. Just enough hops to go around, the hops meld well with the malt in the finish.

Tasty and drinkable, easy on the palate as well.

09-24-2003 20:50:35 | More by Jason
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

First off, the name really says it all. This pours a deep copper color with minimal head and medium carbonation something about the aroma has a slight copper to it along with some malty notes.
It leaves a really good taste in your mouth that lingers for a short while. It reminds me a lot of Long Trail Ale. Overall a great beer.

05-30-2009 23:11:54 | More by kingcrowing
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Milkysunshine

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-04-2013 23:18:57 | More by Milkysunshine
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Jameson480

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Appearance - Medium amber, very clear, sticky head

Smell - Smells slightly hoppy, slightly sweet

Taste - Caramel, coffee, toasted/roasted taste

Mouthfeel - Smooth, easy to drink

Drinkability - This is a surprisingly good beer. I tried Otter Creek's White Sail witbier and found it to be less than satisfactory; however, this style more than makes up for it.

02-16-2008 05:05:06 | More by Jameson480
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-15-2012 19:47:11 | More by Varkias41
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DrewBest

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-31-2013 21:46:33 | More by DrewBest
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-08-2012 02:06:15 | More by Damian74Shensky
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silver0rlead

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours into stange with a thick white head, and a copper color with lively bubbles rushing to the top. Aroma is intriguing, and tells you this is not your ordinary ale, mostly a very dry, bready malt flavor with a slight fruity background...very unique. This is my first altbier, so i didnt really know what to expect...but this is definately a mellow ale and you can tell it was lagered for a while. Alot of the fruity ale esters have subsided into the background and it lets the malt profile take center stage. The malt profile is very dry, and has flavors of hay, whole grain oats and a slight presence of lemon. The finish is herbal and lightly bitter (saaz hops i suppose...those germans love em). The mouthfeel is crisp and smooth with alot of carbonation and a bitter, dry finish. The drinkability is descent but it's so different from what i normally drink it's not really a session beer.

06-24-2005 05:10:09 | More by silver0rlead
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-26-2013 23:04:42 | More by mjstacker
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-21-2013 13:24:51 | More by Bouder32
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nyrblue2

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-23-2013 00:54:07 | More by nyrblue2
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 23, 2012. It pours a hazy dark amber with a moderate beige head that diminishes. It leaves plenty of clinging lacing along the way. The aroma is of sweet toffee malts and grains. The hop note is subtle to non-existent. The body falls into the medium range and is fairly durable. The taste is emboldened with sweet toffee malts with a relatively clean hop finish. This is not a bad beer.

04-23-2012 20:23:16 | More by puboflyons
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Mattgruv

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-29-2013 02:54:38 | More by Mattgruv
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

A: Just slightly tawny, deep orange copper. Streams of tight bubbles rise to medium-size light tan head. Great retention & superb lacing.

S: Bread crust, toasty grain, nutty malts, & some malty sweetness. Pretty rich in the malt department, but not really getting much else. Super faint fruit esters & ghostly hint of floral hops.

T: Again – bread crust, toasty grain, & nutty malts. Also getting the malt sweetness up front & a very faint touch of roast on the back end. Not as rich as nose implied, but it does have alright depth. Dry and quite attenuated. This lets hops show reasonably strong. Earthy/woody, herbal, & floral up front, some spice comes in through the middle with a hint of mint, and the finish is back to earthy and woody. Slight softly astringent note. Hint of fruity esters.

M: less than medium body. Carbonation is matched, finely textured, and soft. Reasonably smooth, but it struggles to achieve that against dryness from attenuation & hops.

D: Definitely not a Sticke. Rather dry and toasty. Backed firmly by largely woody hops. Quite tasty, but lacking any significant umph to the malts and softness to the body that could really make carry it all and make this one shine. It is probably better with pub grub, but is pretty alright standing alone.

12-21-2011 02:13:01 | More by SickGnar
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tylmorelli

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-15-2012 16:18:08 | More by tylmorelli
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-05-2014 18:41:29 | More by ArtZan
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-29-2012 02:19:29 | More by Chugs13
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Matt_Felix

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-08-2014 23:19:29 | More by Matt_Felix
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-01-2012 00:25:43 | More by kkmiller76
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dreis

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-15-2012 21:10:57 | More by dreis
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Appears a transparent copper toned amber with medium amounts of co2 quickly rising to the top of the medium sized white head.
Smell is of mildly spiced hops with toasted nuts, and toffee. Perhaps some light notes of vanilla coming through, as well.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas. The bitterness and malt seem to blend together nicely
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp, with a smooth finish.

11-02-2008 21:55:37 | More by weeare138
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claspada

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-28-2011 21:29:49 | More by claspada
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chriscap

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-28-2013 19:05:30 | More by chriscap
Otter Creek Copper Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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