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Otter Creek 20th Anniversary Ale - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Otter Creek 20th Anniversary AleOtter Creek 20th Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

182 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

55 IBU

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 09-24-2011)
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy amber/caramel color with a very small quickly dissipating tan head. Smells of overly ripe dark fruits, booze, and sweet malts dominate the nose. There are some familiar aromas hinting of age. First sip is boozy, showing age – though it is only 1 year or so old, super sweet malts, ripe plums, figs, no hops present. The 12% ABV tastes like 15% and is in your face and not very well hidden. Thin bodied. This is just an OK beer - hardly the quality what a 20th anniversary should be. Disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 00:53:26 | More by ATLbeerDog
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Vermont

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Our group of 4 Beer Advocate members did a recent small bottle tasting of high alcohol brews.
Among the 12 brews tasted was; Otter Creek's 20th Anniversary American Strong Ale (Retired).
The 20th tied for our 8th highest average score of the 12 brews tasted at 4.06.

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-13-2013 13:38:05 | More by jaxon53
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-04-2013 21:01:52 | More by BeerHunter76
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-03-2013 02:25:42 | More by Texasfan549
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-15-2013 00:17:50 | More by GBallHead
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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

a deep amber pour, a finger of off-white head which quickly dissipated. smells of barley, caramel, brown sugar, lots of sweet grains. a bitter-sweet malty flavor with a huge alcohol kick. slight roasted flavors give off nutty like taste, mixed with what seems like pure barley juice. it feels like there's rye in here as well - almost a chocolatey flavor. full body with low carbonation.. somehow it feels a bit watered down for its strength, which makes it easy to drink - and dangerous.

there is an overall sense of booze in this beer, which is a bit intimidating. the taste is much bitter than the aroma given off by the sweet sugars of the grains. the mouthfeel wasn't all there.. for an anniversary beer, this is kind of a disappointment. otter creek is capable of much more, i think.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 08:22:38 | More by facundoCNB
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
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A: A dense burgundy red shows some chunky particulate yeasty matter floating about. A bronze-tan head is slight and frothy, with a low to moderate retention rate. Some spotty speckled lacing adheres to the glass.

S: Dark fruit of plums and prunes with some boozy sweet caramelization with spicy herbal notes of tarragon and parsley. Some sweet figs are also well noted here.

T: The flavor was lighly boozy, not as strong as the 12.0% you would think, the sweetness hides most indication. Some plums and cocoa and again spicy herbal notes of tarragon are evident along with the sweet sugary figs.

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Otter Creek 20th Anniversary Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
82 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.