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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

844 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 844
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 15
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 03-17-2001

Our award-winning flagship brew inspired by the beers of Northern Germany. Copper Ale is a complex amber ale handcrafted with six malts, three hops and the spirit of the Green Mountains.

25 IBU
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Ratings: 844 | Reviews: 409
Photo of LittleDon
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of jsdunlop
2.96/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of devinoconnor
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a rich brown color.

Smells like a Beck's or German beer. A little caramely too.

Taste was rather bland for me. Didn't notice a lot of hops or maltiness to it.

Goes down smooth and easy, but can't say I really wanted another pint.

Vermont offers many more superior beers than this one.

Photo of twelvsies
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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%

Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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".

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of ne0m00re
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Live review of a 12 oz bottle marked LOT2594110903.
A: Poured a reddish amber with a half-finger creamy head that died to a thinner film and collar.
S: A slight cinnamon and caramel and toffee with a banana biscuit and mild buttery consistency.
T: Creamy with a strange metallic brightness at the end. Mostly buttery biscuit with banana. It's not terrible, but there are much better altbiers.
M: Thinner with a mild carbonation. Not so great either.
D: Good. It goes down pretty easy. Overall, I'm not too impressed, though.

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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%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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
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