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Otter Creek Winter Red Ale - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Otter Creek Winter Red AleOtter Creek Winter Red Ale

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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

45 IBU

(Beer added by: PBoegel on 11-08-2011)
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keywestgourmet

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-26-2012 04:26:27 | More by keywestgourmet
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leftde18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear, attractive brick red, with a nice off white head that left some decent lacing. Definitely calls you to drink it.

S- Pine is most prominent, but its not in the sweet sappy sense. The combination of malt and hops balance to produce a very earthy pine smell.

T- As if New Belgium added a bunch more hops to Fat Tire, the result I think is better balanced, and more drinkable.

M- Smooth and enjoyable. It has a nice presence to it. You really know its there, but you also notice its light. Something I could easily session.

Overall, I just got in from skiing, and I can say there are few beers I would rather be drinking. I have found Vermont's winter ales just call to you after being out in the cold all day, this brew satisfies the apres-malt craving the best. This intangible really makes it an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 19:38:06 | More by leftde18
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tsm2011

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-08-2012 13:29:52 | More by tsm2011
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littlelorib

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-01-2011 01:30:10 | More by littlelorib
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notdriving

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-11-2011 23:39:34 | More by notdriving
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iguana1010

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-29-2011 03:39:05 | More by iguana1010
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-10-2013 01:56:54 | More by rorjets
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

01-09-2012 14:48:59 | More by Gregwa
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loupap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-09-2013 01:28:53 | More by loupap
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bosoxyear

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-16-2014 17:18:21 | More by bosoxyear
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-11-2011 16:33:03 | More by AJD1201
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jscottku21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-12-2011 13:26:59 | More by jscottku21
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Cpt_Caveman


4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-29-2012 23:09:09 | More by Cpt_Caveman
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ngingras

Vermont

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-02-2012 22:27:04 | More by ngingras
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-02-2013 22:14:59 | More by Peyton5410
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-31-2011 16:00:46 | More by MerkurKing16
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thespaceman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-15-2011 19:03:11 | More by thespaceman
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williahd

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-28-2012 12:46:31 | More by williahd
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pajeff

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-08-2011 03:55:02 | More by pajeff
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Nathanhlind


4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-21-2012 19:52:47 | More by Nathanhlind
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battleaxebrewery

Vermont

4/5  rDev +12.7%

01-15-2012 01:39:14 | More by battleaxebrewery
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BigPlay1824

New York

4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a deep amber color that is very clear with a finger of light tan and slight amber colored head that is creamy and lingers just shortly, leaves a ton of lacing
S: some sort of spice that i really cant place, slight pine and cinnamon, definitely what i would expect for the style
T: nice taste for the style, great depth and spice notes, really complex and nice
M: medium carbonation tingle, leaves a bit of a spice note on the palate, smooth, silky
O: a nice representation of the style, really nice spice notes, drinks really nicely

Serving type: growler

01-15-2012 16:52:40 | More by BigPlay1824
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PBoegel

New York

4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Radiant amber with nice cream white lace on the glass.

Nice notes of pine sap with orange, granola and brown sugar.

Really well balanced nice deep bready malt with a kick of citrus and pineapple. Solid bitter in the finish makes for wanting more sips.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, lightly sweet finish.

Another outstanding new beer from a vastly underrated brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 21:29:04 | More by PBoegel
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Brad007

Vermont

4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has been in my fridge for a while. Took a while to get around to it!

Pours a brick red color with a nice head into my glass. There's even a smidgen of lacing!

Lots of hops with a hint of citrus to them. Kind of an unusual choice for a seasonal. Regardless, the aroma is good enough.

Bursting with flavor, especially that of chewy, bready malt and hops with a mild citrus bite. Liquid bread, indeed.

Lingering bready malt and citrus hops make up the mouthfeel. Nothing out of the ordinary.

A simple, tasty amber ale for the winter months. Good for when you don't want a bucketful of hops (and no, this isn't and act of "homerism" because this beer is quite fucking tasty regardless of the brewery!)

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 15:45:24 | More by Brad007
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

12-07-2012 23:54:25 | More by reitzbrewing
Otter Creek Winter Red Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
81 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.