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Otter Creek Fresh Slice | Otter Creek Brewing

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3.66/5
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799 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A summer sipper built for lawn chairs, lawn games and lawn mowing, Fresh Slice features the spicy, estery flavor profile of Belgian yeast laced with the juicy hop flavors and aromas of American hops.

This White IPA recipe tips the scales with a slice of clementine, a hit of coriander and an 1/8th of...wait, what? This one features a crisp, fresh citrus ripeness deriving from additions of clementine juice and sweet orange peel in the brew process. The first Otter Creek can offering, this is one slice you'll be holding all summer long!

Added by Benji521 on 03-19-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,318
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
799
pDev:
11.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
197
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 799 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of jtk21351
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zotzot
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lovindahops
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap

A- a translucent pale yellow with minimal head of foam. Light and inviting
S- light hay, grass, and Belgian yeast scent. Not enough barnyard funk to get excited about
T- very strong yeast presence with minimal flavor. Some grass scents
M- good carbonation and flavor feels right
O- light Belgian IPA. Seeks drink ability and that's ok.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobob10
3.32/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle.

Deep gold color and clear with a fluffy white head. Good retention and some sparse lacing. Aroma is overwhelmingly coriander with a hint of orange citrus. Flavor is heavy on the coriander, which I like as a spice, but I'm not crazy about in this particular beer. It dominates all of the malt and hops. Bitter, spicy finish.

Overall, this beer was very one-note and just not my cup of tea.

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Photo of edthehead
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Categart
4.69/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lagerhouserules
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
4.34/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into glass

Orange golden color, clear with white head. Hop citrus aroma with Belgian yeast esters. Similar flavor. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel

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Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBishopco
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vdub191
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Exeggutor
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrb378
1.81/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of byronic
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Powers30
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmashAdams
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Interesting beer. The smell is yeasty Belgian and spice with barely any citrus/orange. The taste is crisp with noticeable spice and a dry bitter finish. I expected both more orange flavor and more hops presence. Overall the flavor is just a bit odd. nb

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Photo of MikePacheco12
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaverCS
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a ultra-filtered, golden-orange color with 1/2 a finger of quickly dissipating head.

Aroma is of wet wheat, corn, malt, and some generic citrus.

Taste reminds me of a poorly created mix of a wheat beer and a pale ale. Sure it is a low ABV, but it's so non-descript and almost off in flavor. Some citrus, corn, wet hay, some funk even. Mild bitterness.

Overall, this isn't something I would buy again. Too many off flavors and just not very good. I see it pairing well with a seafood stew. It gets a 72/100.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 04/07/16

L- The beer pours a clear golden with a frothy 3 finger white head. No floaties as have been noted in previous iterations. Lacing is excellent with islands all around the glass. The head recedes to a thin film at the edges with a large thick central island.
S-Belgian yeast esters blend with a sweetness from the added clementine. Over that is the hop aroma, which when combined with the clementine and belgian yeast, lend the beer an almost perfumy quality.
T- Taste follows the nose. With the combination of hop, clementine, and yeast having an almost perfumy quality. I can appreciate that in the nose, but find it less appealing in the taste.
F- The beer is well carbonated, but not overly so. The mouthfeel is fairly light. The beer is intended for summer sipping, and the mouthfeel is appropriate for this.
O- As a seasonal beer this beer meets the brewers intent nicely. If you like the perfumy characteristics imparted by Belgian yeast mixed with american hops than you will enjoy this. For my own palate however, I would recommend Steampipe over this particular beer in terms of summer quencher.

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Photo of Thawley
2.49/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I wanted this to be good just like a girl I just met but alas not so much. I put this in the disappointment bin along with many other run-of-the-mill ipas. There are certainly better choices.

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Otter Creek Fresh Slice from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 799 ratings
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