Otter Creek Vermont Lager | Otter Creek Brewing

188 Ratings
Otter Creek Vermont LagerOtter Creek Vermont Lager

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UnionMade on 06-26-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 188 |  Reviews: 94
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of ybnorml
2.65/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I didn't get much of a head when I poured this, and I poured 2/3rd's of it straight down the middle. The aroma seemed to me to be very yeasty, yeasty and sweet.The color was not a bright yellow or golden but slightly cloudy yellow. There is a hint of the percieved sweetness from the smell at the begining of the mouthful but it dissapears quickly leaving only a dull uninspired bitterness at the end. Glad I did not buy a sixer of this as I would be embarassed to give this to any of my lager drinking friend because they expect only the best to be suggested by me.

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Photo of BeerSox
2.73/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Crystal clear light honey color with a two finger off-white head that settles to a thick cap. The head wasn't very dense and leaves some wispy lacing on the glass.

Toasty malts, along with a little buttery diacetyl. Very herbal and tea-like hop aromas. Not very sharp.

The flavor, like the aroma, is lacking that characteristic hop bite. The hops have a little bit of bitterness, but the hops are very "flat". Full bodied. The malts have very little to them.

Not the best pilsner in my opinion.

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Photo of philbe311
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a hazy golden yellow with a very thick head...

S - Wheat and malts dominate...

T - Grainy and weak... I struggled to find any complexity or hints of flavor...

M - Smooth and refreshing...

D - I hate to be critical, but this is a beer that I wouldn't drink again... I was unimpressed from the get go... I would reach for a macro-brewed light beer before having another... Sorry, but it's the truth...

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Photo of MuddyFeet
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very plae gold. Very watery and thin looking. The aroma was of bad fruit, but the date on the bottle said bottle within the last two month. Flavor was of old fruit and pilsner yeast. I kind of winced through the beer. It had a nice crisp finish though. The flavor was a killer, made me pucker every time. Reviewed after my second beer just to make sure I did not get a bad bottle.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Bighuge
2.84/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottled on 8-4-03.

Hazy golden appearance.. ( I don't care for haziness in lagers.) A thin creamy beige head that recedes to a bubbly collaring. Aroma is thickly sweet....of caramel tones. Smells more like an amber ale than a lager. Body is medium-full and the mouthfeel is on the flatter side. The taste is kind of sweet, but spicy notes pop up here and there. It's fairly bland. This is not that enjoyable for a lager. I'll pass next time.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Otter Creek- Vermont Lager

Appearance- yellow with a soapy white head. Slight lacing on the glass.
Smell- sweet malt.
Taste- sweet and watery, malt was weak.
Mouthfeel- watery with slight carbonation.

Overall- a blah lager that must be drank very cold. Nothing special here!

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Photo of masterbruewer
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light golden color with light carbonation and no head to speak of. Faint Lacing.

The smell was pleasant, kind of malty and musky.

The taste is smooth and creamy with an oddly harsh aftertaste that doesn't really seem to be hop bite. The harshness fades as the beer sits in the pint glass.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a bit of late harshness.

This is decent stuff. Probably a good cross-over beer.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is my first czech pilsner since I came back from Prague. Bias could be a factor.
Looks good. Nice dark yellow/orange body, good foaming head in a pilsner glass.
Aroma of malt and unripe fruit. A little green, perhaps too sweet.
Taste is a bit better than smell. Crisp malt sweetness, some lemon hints and very slight hoppiness.
Feels alright, isn't as thin as some pilsners I've had, but compared to the stuff in Czech, it doesn't match up.

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Photo of steve8robin
2.99/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Random buy...

A: Very light in color with no head. Not impressed with the look of this.

S: Can't get any scent at all. I tried as hard as I could and can't smell anything from this one.

T: Eh, kind of middle of the road. Nothing special. Tastes like a high end mainstream brew. Needs more flavor complexity.

M: Very well balanced amount of carbonation.

D: Way too easy to drink, like water. Not good.

All in all, this one is too easy and is like a high end mainstream beer. Which isn't saying too much. Not recommended for people looking to expand to craft brews.

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Photo of ZAP
2.99/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Nothing to write home about here...unimpressive cloudy gold color...not much head..looks flat...Nose is nice but not what I expected...bready....almost smells like a Helles in some ways...

Taste is sweet...some floral hops would do wonders with this but they are nowhere to be found....a rounded mouthfeel..not real crisp...

Overall this isn't horrible but clearly run-of-the mill in my book...sure I'd take it over the macros but not by much and when you factor in the prices I probably select a case of Miller High Life over this....

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of jdhilt
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a one-finger bubbly white head that fades quickly leaving hardly any lace. Clear light amber color. Light-medium bodied. Nose is not skunky like the majors. Medium carbonation. Starts crisp and finishes hoppy, no a bad lager. $1.55 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Otter Creek Vermont Lager from Otter Creek Brewing
3.63 out of 5 based on 188 ratings.
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