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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

733 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 733
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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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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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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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-24-2013 02:34:09 | More by BeerMeister8
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-25-2013 02:48:28 | More by FLBeerGuy
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ScottK22

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-11-2014 02:09:40 | More by ScottK22
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jpd026

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-25-2013 19:29:56 | More by jpd026
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-31-2013 01:28:16 | More by tvghost
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-07-2013 04:50:23 | More by JTomczak
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-11-2013 22:54:57 | More by PaulD
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jamesaharvey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-29-2014 02:14:31 | More by jamesaharvey
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Liquids

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a paler 'copper' than expected, but certainly is copper in a muted, rather pale amber kinda way. Head of foam and surprisingly white with a yellow tinge that holds lacing. Aroma is predominantly hops, and very clean; not a favorite aroma, but a good aroma. Taste is light and malty, hops make a showing as does a distinct toasted flavor. This is like a less intense and more sessionable version of Redhook ESB, a beer I really like, but I'm unsure I want a less intense version. Flavors are great though, simple as that. Mouthfeel is watery; aimed for sessionability so it's acceptable. Drinkability is excellent, it's a well balanced beer, and I'd consider stocking it, though it's rather close to ESB as mentioned.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2008 15:25:51 | More by Liquids
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jrand2621

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-09-2014 13:49:06 | More by jrand2621
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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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smb71481

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-03-2013 19:31:52 | More by smb71481
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-26-2013 23:49:31 | More by jaxon53
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-02-2014 17:39:11 | More by Ewhite2121
Otter Creek Copper Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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