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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

756 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 756
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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flagmantho

Washington

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.

08-19-2010 02:39:00 | More by flagmantho
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

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.

09-02-2009 14:23:12 | More by goblue3509
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jsdunlop

North Carolina

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.

02-25-2011 03:07:45 | More by jsdunlop
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LittleDon

Texas

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.

04-28-2011 00:23:18 | More by LittleDon
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

10-15-2013 20:21:17 | More by TTripp725
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.1%

04-18-2013 00:05:33 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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grahuba

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-26-2014 09:53:58 | More by grahuba
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-15-2012 23:52:20 | More by omegaman
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Gusler

Arizona

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".

12-05-2002 11:19:36 | More by Gusler
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-10-2013 19:59:20 | More by Donsmitty
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-13-2012 18:03:17 | More by AWS2111
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haddyhustle302

Delaware

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-06-2012 02:50:44 | More by haddyhustle302
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.1%

11-06-2012 19:46:37 | More by cfalovo97
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3/5  rDev -17.1%

12-16-2011 23:11:30 | More by nathanjohnson
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-20-2012 17:52:07 | More by chrispoint
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-10-2014 14:19:49 | More by Davepoolesque
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-24-2013 13:28:16 | More by VALIS666
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TheEggCrasher

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.1%

12-25-2013 02:50:07 | More by TheEggCrasher
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.1%

11-23-2011 14:28:59 | More by waiting4lunch
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agentli

New York

3/5  rDev -17.1%

06-10-2013 21:59:25 | More by agentli
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jbeervt

Vermont

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-22-2014 02:35:01 | More by jbeervt
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Hyhat

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.1%

06-28-2012 18:49:42 | More by Hyhat
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tylerprince

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.1%

11-28-2011 03:45:53 | More by tylerprince
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claytong

Vermont

3/5  rDev -17.1%

06-01-2012 23:39:15 | More by claytong
Otter Creek Copper Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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