Otter Creek Vermont Lager | Otter Creek Brewing

BA SCORE
82
good
188 Ratings
Otter Creek Vermont LagerOtter Creek Vermont Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States
ottercreekbrewing.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
188
Reviews:
94
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.95%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 188 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear light yellow and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface, a thin collar around the edge of the glass and lots of lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of noble hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of floral and spicy hops along with notes of bready malts and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and rather clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The use of German Pilsen malts and Hallertau and Tettnang hops makes this beer taste like a true representation of the style. It's only flaws seem to be poor head retention and a light-bodied mouthfeel.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up in a mix-a-six, poured chilled from the 12oz into a can shaped glass.

The color is brilliant golden with mild haze and thick two finger cap of white with good retention and a small bead with smatterings of lace collecting on the glass. The smell has a mild floral and citrus with lemon and spice quality from the hops with light yeast note and malt which has a mildly sweet aroma. The feel is very good with moderate bitterness and mild sweetness with a generally balanced feel medium carbonation and semi-dry finish.

The flavor of herbal lemony hops are present on the initial sip with a light peppery accent and a mild taste of yeast with some pilsner malt sweetness and light toastiness with hop flavor lingering in the finish which is pretty dry. The flavor is bright and tangy with hop dominance which is good for this style. Overall I really enjoy this lager it is fresh and clean and has plenty of hops to satisfy. This is one worth having again -well done Otter Creek!

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of dgherm
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of blameo
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of mborden
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of FroggieG
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of DonFrap
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of KTCamm
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass on a hot sunny day.

Pours bright gold, active bubbles, layered white foam. Steady upward stream. Pils like smell, notes of citrus. Lemony taste backed by a biting hop. Great balance. Crisp. Highly refreshing. Down and done very quickly. Summer at its best.

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Photo of PaulD
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of morrowd3
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of cjac
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Mattgruv
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of cbutova
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Clear golden bodied lager comes out of the 12oz bottle and into my glass. A frothy white head builds up on the top of the beer with about one finger in height. The creamy head has decent retention and a thick ring leaves sparse but thick lace patches.

S- Floral, grassy and spicy European hop notes up front in an aroma of good strength. Fresh cracked grain, light crackery malts and yeast hints beyond that. Nice and clean.

T- Moderate hop (Noble I imagine) character compared to other examples of this popular style. The bitterness from the hops is the dominant attribute of the beer. These hops a bring a good dose of spicy and floral character to the beer. As in the aroma I can taste just a bit of fresh cracked grain, cracker and light sweetness from the malts. Yeast is quite clean, as it should be in this style.

MF- Light bodied with a moderately-dry overall feel. Fairly creamy texture with some agitation and silky high carbonation. Characteristic spicy hop bitterness in the finish.

Euro-hop forward with clean yeast and a good floral, spicy flavor. A nice surprise and very refreshing in this hot weather.

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Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Look - Poured a light pale yellow with a small foamy head that retained a small layer on the top. Clear and filtered, bubbly, good lacing.

Smell - Aroma was hard to pull off of this one, slight sweet malt, some faint breadiness.

Taste - Smoky, full flavored lager feel, this element was nice.

Mouthfeel - Again full flavored lingered here, sits slightly bitter and a little sticky but not boozy. Good drinkability.

Overall - Solid lager, woodsy and hearty (as hearty as a lager can be), would drink again.

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Photo of Stobin
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of DrStiffington
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of patrick802
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of gwiedman1
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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