Joint Custody | Otter Creek Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
226 Ratings
Joint CustodyJoint Custody
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Marketed as a "Nouveu Pilsner," Joint Custody features Huell Melon and Mandarina Bavaria hop varietals.

Collaboration with Jack's Abby.

40 IBU

Added by Roguer on 05-07-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
226
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
56
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a hazy yellow color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation was seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds. Messy clingy lacing sticks to the glass. The smell starts off with a sweet melon, light grass, sweet citrus and light hay. The taste remains sweet with a light bready to biscuit sweetness running over the previously mentioned flavors. Barely any aftertaste but slightly sweet biscuit, and it has no finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation feels barely there leading to a sweet creaminess over my tongue. Overall, as a pilsener, it works. It hits all of the marks, nice collaboration between Jack’s Abby and Otter Creek.

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Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.01/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ChrisMyhre
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jkolls
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nebula1999
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wukk
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LFinCO
2.68/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of rossracing
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dtm426
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOHNKNEEGEEZ
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nodder
3.17/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Duffman79
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FFreak
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wife brought home a six-pack of cans. I think she paid around $12. An attractive, slightly hazy, light pineapple juice yellow with a creamy and lacy off-white head. Aroma is of bread, pineapple and citrus - sweet and light. The taste is unique with some bread and fruit, but also with some peat and naugahyde accents - very different - finishing with a slightly sharp and long lasting bitterness. Mouth is great - medium bodied, creamy, refreshing. Overall, a complex, yet easy-drinking beer. Nice to have one, but not sure I'd want to sit and drink two or more.

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Photo of The_Chewlord
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thefreakinjman
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pablobomb
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a pilsner glass.

Darker golden and hazy, not what you expect from a pils and certainly more resembles the East coast IPA in appearance. Compact sudsy head and sticky lace pegs to the glass. 3.75

Smells tropical and juicy before an abrupt entrance of bready malt and a grassier, earthier hop profile. Really great aroma. 4.25

Hmm, that nose didn't carry over to the palate. I'm getting a lot more of an oniony, garlicky flavor that I don't enjoy in IPAs much less a pilsner. There is a pleasant mango flavor that mingles with bready, slightly caramellly malt before the grassier hop finish. 3.75

Light and easy to drink, as it should be. Surprisingly zesty for a pils and I like that, but it also has a sweeter tropical feel too, that for me works, but may be objectionable to some pils purists. 4

This was enjoyable, but as has been said often of pilsners, flaws are glaring and here that is the case. Not deal-breakers, but they do keep this from greatness.

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Photo of Missy732stbf2
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is delicious! Super hoppy, yet still refreshing enough to drink all day.

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Photo of Tim725
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopBomb515
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep golden in color with a big white head that refuses to fade and laces well. Aromas are soft. Notes of Pilsner malts, dough, melon, soft stone fruit, and citrus zest. Mouthfeel is soft, less carbed than you expect, carries the heft of an ale. Super smooth and drying on the finish. Overall it's a pretty good beer. Jack Abbey on the feel and Otter Creek on the hop use and that's not a bad thing.

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Joint Custody from Otter Creek Brewing
3.82 out of 5 based on 226 ratings.
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