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

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 09-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
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1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Carolvs
2.73/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Probably one of the stronger points of my experience: Light to medium amber color with a half inch head that left decent lacing.

Taste - Noticeably light on the malt and then a strong coppery aftertaste.

Overall - I picked this up at a local liquor store in Wilbraham, MA. Seeing it was $10.99 for a 12-pack, I said, "Why not?" But I have to say, I'm a bit disappointed here notwithstanding the affordability. Perhaps I've been spoiled with a lot of Thomas Hooker Oktoberfest recently - one of the best out there if you take the Beer Advocate ratings as your guide - but I'd frankly rank the Sam Adams Oktoberfest substantially above this one, and honestly, just about any other Oktoberfest I've had this season. I'm totally unfamiliar with Otter Creek's offerings, so I'll still give their other brews a try, but this one is not a repeat, even at $10.99 a 12-pack.

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.27/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of RickyMartin
3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice copper color with a light head.

Didn't get a lot of nose from the beer. Possibly it was a little cold. Malt with slight spice overtones.

Soft on the palette with a malty aftertaste. Very light spices.

Nice on the mouth. Not to much carbonation, smooth and easy to drink. No strong aftertaste. Very mild.

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3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a pale, clear, copper-orange coloring with a filmy, sparse, white surface coat of head. Steady flow of carbonation throughout the body. Aromas of roast, toasted grains, tangy nut and caramel sweetness, and some woody/earthy character. Light nose. Flavors are toast forward, with a caramel tangy overlay. Sweet, but balanced, with hints of roast and campfire char. Spices are subtle, but there is a nutmeg character that helps sharpen up the rich and sweet profiles. The body is robust, but kept light and clean by the carbonation. Roasted caramel and grainy aftertaste, with a slick, slightly lingering and slightly cloying finish. Easy to drink, and the flavors are robust enough to represent the style appropriately.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a crystal clear orange-amber color with a one finger pure white head. The head fades over about a three minute time period to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was of a roasted malt smell with a light caramel and toffee sweetness. Along with these smells are some light earthy and herbal hop aromas.

Taste – The taste begins with a roasted bready flavor with a bit of caramel sweetness. The sweetness increases toward the middle of the taste with the caramel growing stronger and some other light fruit flavors coming to the tongue. Flavors of a grassy and earthy nature come to the tongue at the end, and with the sweeter flavors increasing a bit, a moderately sweet and toasted malt flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was on the averages side as well. Both were nice for making a rather refreshing and easy drinking brew overall.

Overall – A nice drinking oKtoberfest. Nothing super exceptional, but good none the less.

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Otter Creek Oktoberfest Lager from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
80 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.