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

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BA SCORE
81
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60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.65%
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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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours a fluffy fizzy head of 1 finger that fades semi slowly with decent lacing, semi hazy wheat orange beer.

Nose candy malts, toffee, wheat, caramelized biscuit malt, light fruity banana like wheat.

Taste starts with light sweet malts, toffee, reddish sweet malts, caramel, light banana candy, wheat, hint chewy malt biscuit like, light earthy bitterness. Finish adds more earthy bitterness, wheat, banana, bock like chewy wheat flavors, little toffee and slight salty briney bitter earthy hop flavor.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall ok, not great but not bad, nice malts, light hops aren't bad, wheat adds well with banana toffee and caramel, bit too bitter and salty.

09-24-2012 12:47:24 | More by jlindros
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-24-2014 19:57:04 | More by Latarnik
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -2%

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.

09-25-2012 01:08:49 | More by beerthulhu
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev +3.1%

Orange in colour with faint haze and a thin skim of beige bubbles. A bit of lacing hung on the glass. Aromas of malt, toast, bread, sulfury and floral hops. Medium to low bitterness with grassy and floral hop notes, malty caramel and biscuit sweetness, light alcohol, and a minty finish. Medium bodied with lowish, creamy carbonation. Good overall with an enjoyable hop profile.

12-24-2013 14:14:50 | More by DrJay
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Brad007

Vermont

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

Pours a nice copper hue with a one-finger head into my glass. Very nice color for the style.

Sweet, grainy malt. Definitely resembles the style. I'm not sure what else to expect.

Drinks like a lush. Lots of chewy, bready malt. Very well-defined. Carbonation is just about right.

Lingering chewy, bready malt. Mmmmm. Very decent for the style.

I like this seasonal. It's not their mud bock but it's good!

03-30-2012 01:21:19 | More by Brad007
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +10.7%

Dark gold body with a great cream colored head, strong retention and lacing. Quite an attractive beer. Nose is full of bready malt and caramel with a light floral hoppiness underneath.

Flavor follows the nose; simple and straightforward bready malt with some sweetness and a hint of floral hops. Big time chewy malt character. Somewhat lingering bitter aftertaste and a dry finish.

Medium body with medium carbonation, fairly crisp in feel. Good job by Otter Creek on this one, very satisfying for a malty craving.

07-10-2012 19:35:45 | More by tobelerone
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

A - Looks of a clear caramel brown with an impressive 1/2 inch of opaque colored head. Looks sticky.

S - A very hop forward bock with floral and citrus hops. Balancing caramel malts smell nice.

T - Kind of bitter for a bock but I am kind of digging it. Mostly sweet citrus and pineapple hops next to a caramel like malt sweetness. Clean tasting.

M - Medium and chewy like a good bock should be.

Overall Otter creek always does a pretty good job crafting a good beer and this is a very good Spring bock full of malts and a good touch of hops. Worth trying!

05-12-2012 03:25:55 | More by DrDemento456
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -0.6%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is somewhat malty, a bit sweet. Taste is malty up front, some caramel. Hops kicking in with a touch of bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and pretty good beer.

04-20-2012 19:47:48 | More by tone77
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev 0%

From a 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 3208020312. Sampled on May 1, 2012. It pours a lighter to medium amber with a tremendously long lasting off-white head. The aroma is of definite German malts and the weakest of fruit scents. The body is medium to medium bold with a pleasant creamy character. The taste is grainy and malty with a noted bitterness on the end. It is easy to drink. Not too bad of a way to enjoy spring.

05-01-2012 22:52:53 | More by puboflyons
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-15-2012 05:25:06 | More by jfcaa193
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malfunxion

New York

3/5  rDev -15.5%

08-28-2014 16:12:32 | More by malfunxion
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-01-2012 21:06:14 | More by Molson2000
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-29-2013 03:20:44 | More by cliff1066
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-27-2014 21:51:56 | More by Durandal_777
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-10-2013 14:11:12 | More by rorjets
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phishbone23

New York

1.75/5  rDev -50.7%

01-23-2013 19:19:51 | More by phishbone23
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

04-15-2013 02:47:26 | More by TheBigBoy
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MrHurmateeowish

Maine

3.13/5  rDev -11.8%

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.

03-12-2012 02:09:11 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-06-2012 21:26:00 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-22-2012 01:52:41 | More by Horbar
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -10.4%

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.

05-25-2012 21:47:22 | More by beerluvr
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev +16.9%

Poured into a pint glass. The color is golden, almost clear. There is a small head that almost disappears.

The aroma immediately reminds me of a typical pilsner because of the distinct german style hops (that I assume Otter Creek used but I'm not sure). Subsequent whiffs reveal more caramel malt aroma to go with graham cracker and bread crust. This has a nice malty aroma.

The taste is a crisp, refreshing balance of doughy malt and a gentle grassy hop finish.

The carbonation is prickly and really nice; the body is light to medium.

I like this one a lot, maybe I'm just in the mood for this because it's not one of my go-to styles. Then again, it's hard to find a decently made fresh one.

03-07-2012 05:21:00 | More by andrewinski1
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-28-2013 21:08:23 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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nebula1999

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

04-02-2013 02:18:22 | More by nebula1999
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fmccormi

New York

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%

Straight pour from 12oz pry-off bottle to my Rare Vos tall-sided tumbler (what DO you call this glass style?); bottling date of January 27, 2012 printed in yellow ink on the shoulder of the bottle (“3205012712”)

Appearance (4.0): A beautiful, honey-colored body with about four fingers of light tan head on top; this is a very tight, fine-grained head that fades slowly to a rocky, pillowy surface. Nice lacing on the side. This is actually a really nice-looking beer.

Smell (4.0): Clean, rich but not sticky malted barley aroma with a solid nutty undertone. Any hop presence is light and grassy in the nose. Straightforward, nothing complicated, but a good, clean-smelling bock.

Taste (3.5): The hop note is actually much more pronounced here—spicy and grassy, as per the German hops noted on the label. Malt profile follows the nose, with a moderate richness blending with a nutty undertone, like almonds but not as sweet. The lager yeast note has a noticeable presence, which along with the hops leave a somewhat medicinal aftertaste. This is good, though I wish it were just a little richer and fuller tasting.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Quenching—dry finish, lighter side of medium feel, relatively low carbonation (wish there was a bit more of that, actually) and very easy going down. This is way too drinkable for 6.2%, it feels more like 4%.

Overall (3.5): This is a nice bock. Nothing crazy, nothing to swoon for exactly, but it’s very drinkable (VERY drinkable) and tasty all the same. Nice early spring beer to pick up by the sixer for $8-9.

03-07-2012 04:52:13 | More by fmccormi
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Otter Creek Spring Bock from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
81 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.