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Otter Creek Spring Bock - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fmccormi on 03-07-2012)
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1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

In a pilsener:

A: hazy orange/brown colored body with a small white head that appeared for less than a minute and then died altogether. There was barely any lacing and what there was of it slightly spider-webbed. The body was too hazy for carbonation to be seen rising.

S: bland stale caramel

T: stale caramel blended with some pale malts. There was a slight hoppy finish with some skunkiness as well.

M: medium and a bit watery - sessionable.

O: well, I haven't had too many bocks, so I hope not to sound too harsh, but I wasn't into this beer. I'm glad I only bought one. I probably won't buy this again.

BeerKangaroo, May 03, 2012
Photo of morlboroburn
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

morlboroburn, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of nebula1999
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

nebula1999, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

TheBigBoy, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of DirtyPenny
2.93/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Appears a bright and mostly clear orange. Poured with one finger of white head that quickly disappeared. Thin webs of lacing remain on the glass after each sip

S: Bit of caramel on the nose. Didn't notice anything else.

T: A rusted hulk of caramel up on cinder blocks amid a landscape of short-cropped pale malts and a slightly hoppy finish. Touch skunky by the bottom.

M: A little creamy, but very light and watery for a bock. Too light, in fact. I think bock and I think of something a little more hearty with a bit of a bite.

O: This is a bock that just keeps hitting the snooze alarm over and over again until it's 10:30, then gets up and works on that Camaro on the lawn that'll be "totally awesome" once it gets it running again, but really, we both know that'll never happen, because this bock does not put in the effort. You'll send it to bock college for a year and only be $10,000 poorer for it.

Alright, this has been a bit hyperbolic. In all fairness, spring and summer styles tend towards the light, while bocks are traditionally a little heavier. Might be that it's not so much a bad beer as an idea that just didn't work out.

DirtyPenny, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of BostonPhilly
3/5  rDev -15.7%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

jbeervt, May 19, 2013
Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -15.7%

malfunxion, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of laurastradford
3/5  rDev -15.7%

laurastradford, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Horbar
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Horbar, Apr 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Mr_Hoptimistic, May 17, 2013
Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear orange-amber color with two-finger, white, frothy head that lasted a while. Nice lacing.

S: Tangy citrus fruit smell. Grassy.

T: Light sweetness and light to moderate bitterness. Citrus flavors. A sort of metallic flavor. Mild overall.

M: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Kind of thin.

O: This beer looks phenomenal, but the nose and taste are kind of mild and uninteresting.

SolipsismalCat, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased at Market Basket in Somersworth. Pours a clear but slightly hazy golden amber body with a half inch or so of off-white head. Smells sweet and malty. Tastes somewhat sweet with grainy and caramel notes along with a hint of grassy hops. Medium to light in body with moderate to low carbonation. Fairly quaffable. Not a bad little beer - middle of the road to be sure but simple and refreshing to match the unusually warm spring we've had.

MrHurmateeowish, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of mnrider
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Spring Seasonal.

A: Pours an amber/honey color with a nice frothy head. Good lacing and retention.

S: Nice mixture of sweet malts, spices and hops. Some bready malts come through with a hint of orange.

T/M: Mostly sweet malts and some floral hops. Feels chewy and kind of flat with a slight hopy bitter aftertaste. Nothing really stands out in the taste that would make this beer anything more than average.

O: A pretty well balanced brew, but again theirs nothing really that special going on here. The higher ABV does create a slight alcohol bit here and there.


mnrider, May 05, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Ommegang tulip. Nice sized head, tight bubbles. Good amber/light copper color. Smells malty sweet, a little grassiness...promising. Smooth mouthfeel then a quick malt note then a very pleasing bitterness. Leaves a nice lace on the glass. Finshes quick with a hop note. I'm liking this for the drinkability & price I'd recommend this one.

beerluvr, May 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

heganhound, Jul 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

DrinkingDrake, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dense cadmium orange has a thin flim light khaki colored head that left a small speckled lacing. Slight head retention.

S: Buttered caramel sweetness upfront backed against a fresh spring field hopping.

T: Flavor upfront was again a buttered caramel sweetness with a spring green hopping. Fresh wet grains move in with a warming of nobel dry flower bitterness on the close. Some mild alcohol warmth.

M: Butterey, creamy mouthful, dry flowery warmth and dry toasted grain feel with a quiet carbonation stance.

O: Overall a spring bock with a flowery warmth of bitterness and alcohol.

beerthulhu, Sep 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

cliff1066, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Enriquehopnog, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ItsBeer4Me, Mar 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Durandal_777, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

mikehillman, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

sanitarium16, Aug 01, 2012
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Otter Creek Spring Bock from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
81 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.