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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: 2
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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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 00:56:50 | More by Jeffreysan
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3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
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12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a clear copper color with an off-white head that retains well leaving spotty lace as it fades.

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This is a medium body with a modest amount of carbonation. It is crisp and easy drinking. Worth a try but nothing over the top exciting here.

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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.

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Otter Creek Oktoberfest Lager from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
79 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.