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Otter Creek Oktoberfest Lager - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
In celebration of Bavarian tradition, we brew Otter Creek Oktoberfest with German Hallertau and Tettnang hops to balance its slightly sweet malt flavor. Brewed to enjoy on a crisp autumn day, Oktoberfest has a deep golden hue that is a perfect match for the beautiful fall foliage of Vermont.

Replaced the Oktoberfest Ale in 2012.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 09-06-2012)
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Reviews by DIM:
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +16.4%

a: Chill hazed coppery amber; poured with a medium sized fizzy cap.

s: Nutty, bready malts; some leafy hops as well.

t: Crisply sweet bready malts with a nutty, leafy finish. I don't have much experience with the style, but this pretty spot-on to me.

m: Crisp and clean.

o: Nicely done, perfect for a beautiful fall day.

10-13-2013 19:23:53 | More by DIM
More User Reviews:
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

09-10-2013 20:09:34 | More by TTripp725
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generallee

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-20-2013 15:57:02 | More by generallee
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

10-05-2013 12:46:08 | More by wattoclone
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, golden-copper, amber color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very malty and bready, like most Oktoberfest veers, but slightly musty too, but in a good way, like crushed grapes. I get notes of freshly toasted raisin bread, salted butter, black pepper and floral notes of clover and honey.

Taste: Very malty up front, but quickly followed by a higher hops flavor than other Oktoberfest beers that I’ve had. The beer is actually much more hops forward than I’m used to in Oktoberfest beers, but not at all, unpleasant; rather, tasty in fact.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with a really good amount of carbonation to not only tickle the taste buds, but wake them the hell up! With an ABV of only 4.8%, there is absolutely no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Another very solid Oktoberfest beer from an American brewery. Very tasty and actually a little more unique than other Oktoberfest beers in that it’s much more hops forward in flavor. This is another beer to add to my Oktoberfest rotation.

10-30-2013 00:56:50 | More by Jeffreysan
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-01-2013 15:06:16 | More by Varkias41
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DrewBest

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

08-24-2013 17:22:02 | More by DrewBest
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-20-2013 02:00:47 | More by avisong
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Enriquehopnog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

11-12-2013 21:57:52 | More by Enriquehopnog
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev +11.2%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light amber, and with light white sticky foam. Malt nose, but small, some caramel. Bready. All Malt taste. Varied sweetness, but held in check by a subtle hop. Not much of a story to tell here. Simple but good. Sessionable.

11-23-2013 15:27:53 | More by KTCamm
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

12-06-2012 05:41:32 | More by LJWalker
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -6.1%

P- Wegmans in Mechanicsburg

A- light orange fall color. Minimal head and lacks the lacing I like.

S- bready raisin nose but comes out very light in aroma. Maybe a musty pepper smell as well.

F- breaded raisin malts. Not much else maybe the pepper but it is faint.

M- light bodied vinegar malt.

O- Not bad but not good. an average Oktoberfest and worth trying but not worth buying a sixer.

11-24-2013 18:32:02 | More by Dodo2step
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-22-2013 22:40:58 | More by Gmartin75
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-12-2014 15:28:42 | More by nebula1999
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-28-2013 01:52:40 | More by GreesyFizeek
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campfirebrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

09-20-2013 12:28:14 | More by campfirebrew
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

11-24-2013 23:08:33 | More by Chugs13
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metter98

New York

3.71/5  rDev +6.9%

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass and some wispy patches of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderately strong aromas of earthy hops and toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some hints of floral and spicy hops. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked this beer because the combination of hops and malts made it taste like an authentic Oktoberfest from Germany. It was quite easy to drink because it wasn't too malty or heavy on the palate.

10-10-2013 23:56:57 | More by metter98
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plaid75

New York

3.69/5  rDev +6.3%

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a medium copper hue with a wispy white cap. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured light earthy caramel malt with an herbal hop spice.

The taste consisted of caramel, a leafy hop spice and an earthy nuttiness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty lager.

08-11-2013 17:29:48 | More by plaid75
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +15.3%

09-19-2013 16:50:19 | More by DrinkSlurm
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-04-2013 01:18:19 | More by JohneHoodlum
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

11-15-2013 23:49:57 | More by crowsnest
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.3%

09-06-2013 00:52:40 | More by bubseymour
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iwillhaveanother

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

09-28-2013 19:54:40 | More by iwillhaveanother
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-31-2013 01:26:23 | More by tvghost
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Otter Creek Oktoberfest Lager from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
79 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.