Otter Creek Summer Ale - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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1.8/5 rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
12oz bottle. Pours a very watery looking pale golden colored beer with massive carbonation bottles that rise to create a pure white thinned-out foam head with some stick and moderate retention. Touch of straw-y haze.
Light fruitness, soft floral note. Wheaty in the nose. Unpleasant.
Quite light on the palate, very thin and watery with just a hint of malt backbone. Loads of husky tannins in the mouth, quick scrubbing and course feel followed by a weak hop zest. Somewhat spritzy carbonation feel. Soft bubble-gum lays with hints of one-dimensional fruit flavors. Odd wheaty tannin clings to the palate in the finish.
Label says "often served with a lemon" ... you'll need one just to take the tannic edge off. Another lackluster and boring Summer seasonal.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2005 02:25:41 | More by Todd
2.33/5 rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
12 oz twist off brown bottle with a bottled on date of 4/27/05 ... a little early, this beer won't be fresh by the time summer is over. Thankfully I am drinking it now.
Pale golden hue with a good clarity, thin white lace does little to stick to the glass.
Bread crust aroma, mild lemon rind and pale malt husk in the nose.
Crisp and a bit too wet, odd graininess throughout. Mildly astringent with a lining of diacetyl. The herbal hop character does not meld well and only seems to intensify the graininess / astringent character. Finishes with a slickness on the palate.
They state that this beer is often served with a slice of lemon ... I would highly suggest it to mask the astringency or just simply pick a different summer brew.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2005 02:16:34 | More by Jason
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Otter Creek Summer Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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