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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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772 Ratings

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Ratings: 772
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 14
Gots: 23 | 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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Photo of twelvsies
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%

A decent beer. It's most certainly copper in color, with a nice poofy head, but it doesn't stick around all that much. Smell is a little non-descript, but does have a nice malty kick to it. Taste is pleasant. Malty, with a decent balance of bitter hops. One thing I like about this beer is the nutty flavor that comes through, like a good brown ale. However, I don't like how it tastes a bit watered down and fluffy. A little more substance and this would be a great beer. As of now, it's still just decent.

5/18/05 - got another sixer and I'm not noticing any of the characteristics I mentioned above. It tastes like metal. Like real copper. Gross.

twelvsies, Feb 17, 2005
Photo of flagmantho
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: hazy body with a deep orange hue. Head is two fingers of rich ivory foam. Not sure how much of an altbier look this is, but it is a good look to me.

Smell: slightly biscuity aroma with a little hop spiciness. What I'm sad to say is that on top of it all is this aroma most reminiscent, to me, of a plastic shopping bag. Not good. It's making me want to not drink this beer.

Taste: biscuity malt flavor with, still, a tiny hint of the plastic (though I suppose this could just be carryover from the smell). It's smooth, I'd say, and has a balanced bitterness, but the plastic, though minute at this point, just can't let me go.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a very good carbonation level. Lively and creamy ... I'm glad something good has come of trying this beer!

Drinkability: I'm not sure if this is what the brewers were going for, but it's definitely not my cup of tea.

flagmantho, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of goblue3509
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%

Pours a dark copper color with a nice one finger head. The smell is of earthy notes and piney hops with some fruit notes. The smell is very nice. The taste is of sweet malts, there is no fruit notes and a very faint piney hop taste that is almost nonexistant. The mouthfeel is overly carbonated, it is a little harsh. The overall drinkability is okay, the color and smell start the beer off promising but the taste and mouthfeel fall short.

goblue3509, Sep 02, 2009
Photo of jsdunlop
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%

Orange-amber color, bit of sediment floating around and settling on the bottom, and a nice lookin fluffy white head that forms and hangs around. Good lacing so far
Faint spice in the nose, bit of sweetness, grainy
Very malt forward, bready malts with a sourdough taste to it. Slight caramel sweetness, light bitterness finishes up the brew.
Mouthfeel is moderate with matching carbonation, smooth feel to it.
Overall, this seemed to be a very, very plain beer. Flavors seemed meshed together, no defining characteristics noted at all. It drinks fine, but nothing stood out.

jsdunlop, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of LittleDon
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%

A pint at Daedalus in Harvard Square.

Copper colored, clear, no head or lace, plentiful carbonation. Muted malt aroma with a candy like characteristic. Medium carbonation feel. Flavor leans toward the malt side with the same candy like quality in the middle. Some bitterness in the back, but all in all, a mediocre brew with nothing descriminating it from the thousands of other pale ales.

LittleDon, Apr 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

TTripp725, Oct 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

VeganUndead, Apr 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

omegaman, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

The beer pours pleasant translucent amber to copper color with a robust and frothy beige head that desiccates to sheets of fine lace. Malt nose, citrus, light sweetness with a start that is mostly malt, the top skinny, the finish purposefully hopped, astringent, dry long lasting aftertaste. A decent beer, but as with most beer from this brewery, just "Average".

Gusler, Dec 05, 2002
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Otter Creek Copper Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 772 ratings.