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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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Ratings: 130 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-06-2012 02:15:10 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-04-2012 22:48:16 | More by Bdel34
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

12-04-2012 16:23:12 | More by Blaze5445
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keywestgourmet

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-25-2012 04:19:35 | More by twenteone
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speak72

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-23-2012 18:32:58 | More by speak72
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tsm2011

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-08-2012 13:29:52 | More by tsm2011
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a very deep dark red (label does not lie) wit a small brown head that leaves some lacing down the glass. Smells of roasted malt and some nice citrus hop notes, very inviting. Tastes of some caramel malt with citrus hops, nice combination. Carbonation seems right for its light/medium body and goes down without any ill effects. Overall, a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 02:35:09 | More by cyclonece09
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-15-2012 04:17:07 | More by danthehopslamman
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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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Mtkimes


3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-22-2012 04:34:03 | More by Mtkimes
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle: "Flavorful & richly malted, this generously hopped red ale is our new winter offering. Brewed to be the perfect companion for a long New England winter."

Call this Christmas in July. I am simply trying to reduce some of the back inventory before I buy any more beer.

My pour created two fingers of rocky, tawny head with excellent retention. As it slowly fell, lots of lacing was being created in its wake. Color was just as advertised - a deep coppery red with NE-quality clarity. I once had a g/f whose thick, coarse hair was exactly this shade. Nose was ... "richly malted" ... who's zoomin' who here? It smelled like the middle of a pine forest! Not that I have a problem with that, but where's the malt? Mouthfeel was full, almost creamy and the taste was definitely pine hops on the tongue. The finish was still plenty hoppy, in fact, my eyes watered at one point, but the malt only made a cameo appearance after the swallow. This is the way I like beers in this style.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 10:00:06 | More by woodychandler
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skiit13

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-16-2012 22:26:45 | More by skiit13
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Cloudy brownish/reddish body, thick tan head. Almost no light shines through.

S- Malty smell with caramel malt coming through along with a hint of a hop presence.

T- Caramel malt body with a dash of hops at the end of the taste. Pretty standard amber malt taste.

M- Pretty smooth with good body.

O- A pretty average amber. Would like to try this one a little fresher and would give it another go.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 01:12:51 | More by stephenjmoore
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williahd

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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


4/5  rDev +12.7%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-11-2012 23:50:22 | More by JxExM
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Redstar137

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-04-2012 00:28:31 | More by Redstar137
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a FFF shaped glass.

A: Looks like a red, liquid crystal formation, with a huge mildly off-white head (on the reddish side) that clung to the glass like Spider-Man.

S: I got a tinge of hoppy red velvet cake batter, but not much else. Very understated.

T: More explosive in the flavor department that I was expecting, with the hops winning out over the malts slightly. FYI: The taste is TOTALLY different that nose, and much better IMO.

M: The carbonation was generous without going overboard, and the lacing on the glass was somewhat ridiculous (just like a good Otter Creek beer should be).

O: I like some things about it and didn't like other things. At the end of the day though, this was a decent drinker

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 03:37:42 | More by Chaney
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-30-2012 03:56:08 | More by polishkaz
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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-12-2012 21:46:23 | More by DSlim71
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Jim_DemonDeacon


3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-11-2012 16:46:13 | More by Jim_DemonDeacon
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BCFrog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-04-2012 04:24:38 | More by BCFrog
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ngingras

Vermont

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-25-2012 16:38:52 | More by kevgod
Otter Creek Winter Red Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
81 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.