Otter Creek Oktoberfest | Otter Creek Brewing

BA SCORE
79
okay
348 Ratings
Otter Creek OktoberfestOtter Creek Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
32 IBU

Replaced by Oktoberfest Lager in 2012.

Added by stirgy on 09-17-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
348
Reviews:
259
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
13.87%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 348 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of jaxon53
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of petermethot
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of brheuer
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of barczar
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

About a year and a half old.

Pours a slightly hazy golden brown with a huge 2 inch frothy pillow-like cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving very thick lacing.

There's a skunky character in the initial aroma. Becomes grainy and metallic, with subtle toasted caramel malt beneath. To avoid the aged character, I smelled the bottle. Fairly nutty, with slight brown sugar sweetness.

Flavor reveals substantial, slightly over-toasted, bready malt character, but it's dominated by sherry-like notes of oxidation and a metallic finish. Nutty flavors emerge late, followed by dryness and a bit of soap.

Body is moderate, but fairly high carbonation lightens it a bit. There's a touch of astringency at the finish.

Probably past its prime, so my score ignores the off flavors. Not a bad beer, but nothing spectacular. Malt character lacked a bit.

 847 characters

Photo of Danflurry
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of cliff1066
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Proclarush
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of rowyn
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of BeerNacho
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JoeLacy
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Focusf111
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear dark golden yellow to amber in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy off-white head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of malts with hints of caramel and toffee with some very light notes of earthy hops.

T: Moderate flavors of caramel, bready, and toasted malts with light hints of caramel and toffee sweetness. There is a light amount of earthy hop flavors but almost no bitterness is discernable.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable - sessionable due to the low ABV and smooth mouthfeel.

 790 characters

Photo of pagardner
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JacobA58
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Aditya
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright Orange color beer, not much of a head.
Mild aroma.
Sweet and malty with almost no bitterness.
Very smooth. Creamy mouthfeel.
Extremely easy to drink.

This is a beer that just anyone would like. It is mild, but has good flavor.
Worth repeating how easy drinking this beer is.

An interesting take on an Oktoberfest. A little different because this one is an Ale.
Worth checking out!

 396 characters

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of rings of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are very light aromas of malts in the nose.
T: The taste is malty like the smell but has slightly stronger flavors of bready, caramel and toasted malts along with some hints of earthy hops. There is a slight amount of malty sweetness; no bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Even though this beer is quite malty, it is still easy to drink and has nice smoothness in the mouthfeel.

 748 characters

Photo of tastymug
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Softestdog
2.25/5  rDev -35%

Photo of jbrumberg
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Otter Creek Oktoberfest from Otter Creek Brewing
3.46 out of 5 based on 348 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe