Otter Creek Winter Red Ale - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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3.98/5 rDev +12.1%
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.
09-07-2012 02:35:09 | More by cyclonece09
3.83/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
07-17-2012 10:00:06 | More by woodychandler
3.58/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
06-13-2012 01:12:51 | More by stephenjmoore
District of Columbia
3.68/5 rDev +3.7%
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
03-31-2012 03:37:42 | More by Chaney
Otter Creek Winter Red Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
81 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.