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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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DrewBest

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

08-24-2013 17:22:02 | More by DrewBest
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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
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.3%

09-06-2013 00:52:40 | More by bubseymour
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dsnyder61

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

10-16-2013 17:26:09 | More by dsnyder61
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tbeer40

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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Honeycutt

Delaware

4/5  rDev +15.3%

10-14-2012 20:43:19 | More by Honeycutt
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +12.4%

picked this up at Giant enjoyed chilled in a pub glass chilled from the 12oz bottle

The color is deep amber like changing autum leaves with good clarity with a quick collapsing white head with fine bead. The smell is very good, very malty with a mild sweet scent of caramel malt and light herbal hop odors. The feel is very good with moderate carbonation and body with mild spice and sweet backbone adding to the lager yeast which is clean textured

The taste is very good, lots of malt flavor with some toasted flavor with a slight caramel sweetness and subtle spice from the hops with yeast accents which enhances the mild toffee-taste in the background. The overall drinakbility level is very good, I would recommend this if you enjoy a lager with some malt flavor it is not the fullest of the style malt-wise but it went well with my knockwurst

10-04-2013 00:10:36 | More by Slatetank
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev +12.4%

Stopped by Otter on 02SEP12 with Alewife for a bit of lunch during a great bike ride. Was told by the staff there that this is now a lager. This was confirmed via email as follows:

"Our Oktoberfest is indeed a lager. We ferment this brew with Andechs lager yeast. We also hand loaded all malts (Munich, Vienna, and Pilsen) by hand in lieu of the conventional bulk 2 Row used for our traditional ale production. Cheers!

Mike Gerhart "

So, I grabbed a pint to lead off! Shaker glass was filled with a clear, medium copper bier, which had steady carbo present. Head was thin, off-white and wispy, with nice lace left arrear. Nose had some light caramel and toasty malts. This bier passed fairly smoothly over the tongue, and the body was mid-range medium.

Light sweetness first alit on the palate, with more toasty, caramel notes, plus a touch of subtle toffee. The malt level here was real nice and more typical of the style than the faux-OFest ales in the past. Had some mild floral hop action rounding out the finish. Found it quite solid and drinkable. Prosit!

3.9/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1495

09-06-2012 15:19:28 | More by Bierman9
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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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Enriquehopnog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

10-03-2012 21:43:44 | More by nathanjohnson
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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