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Otter Creek White SailOtter Creek White Sail

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Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Spring

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Added by Brad007 on 04-28-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 93
Photo of morebeergood
2.77/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer turned out to be kind of a let down. Poured it from a 12 oz bottle into a witbier glass, and the first thing I noticed was it's dark golden color. I prefer my wits be be a bit more yellow and hazy. I didn't really get any of the Belgian style flavors that I expected either. None of the coriander or orange peel (the bottle says "a little bit" of each). Overall, it's a decent summer beer, light and went down pretty smooth, but if I think I might stick with something more traditional to the style like an Allagash White.

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Photo of crzyd12
3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Good looking beer with golden color and half inch head. Lacing line the glass while I taste hints of citrus and banana. Crisp clean finish with an easy mouthfeel that encourages you to finish the beer. Quite drinkable and suitable for a hot summer day.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle

Pours a hazy pale straw with a brownish tint. A creamy white head thins. Mild lacing on the glass.

Aromas are very muddled, kind of a stinky mix. Some bready and yeasty smells, and a spiciness are noticable.

Taste is rather blah. Mild bready and yeasty flavors and a mild spiciness.Combined with some kind of hops, it's just a bland mix of flavors.

Light body, zippy carbonation.

A very bland wit overall. Not a struggle to drink, but instantly forgettable.

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Photo of WesWes
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a hazy, pale gold color with a 1/4" white head that quickly fades to spotty lacing. The aroma is average. It has a faint wheat malt scent along with a light orange peel aroma. The coriander is there, but not really a factor. The taste is decent. It has a mild wheat malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes with a bit of orange peel and a slight Belgian yeast fruitiness. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a low bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is an average white ale at best. It's bland and flavorless with little character. It's one and done for me.

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Photo of SixpointJMH
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an average looking slightly hazy golden colour with a smallish head that leaves sparse markings on the glass as it dissolves.

The aroma is citrus galore, with orange leading the way along with some spice, primarily coriander (and perhaps even a bit of pepper), with some wheat notes as well. Not bad.

The flavour is more of the aroma, but not as prevalent. It just doesn't do anything for me but isn't bad, per se. The orange gets caught up in a bit more of a hoppy taste than would lead on in the aroma and the spice notes seem to get lost in the back a bit. Plus there's just a general blandness running through each sip. Mouthfeel is light bodied and crisp but wit ha bit of murkiness to it, if that makes sense.

No overall gaping holes or flaws here, but it's a run of the mill effort overall. You might like it, but you'll likely just find it mediocre overall, just as I did.

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Photo of meadhead
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a mild belgian white
with a little funk bite
a slight musty orange peel
and some peppery bite

a soft bitter finish
with a yellow straw pour

the smell is hay mixed with yeast

the taste needs a little more...
not sure
its simply not my favorite
a bit too much funk
yet perhaps if you like it

drinks easy enough
a little rasp from the flavor
its not bad

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy white-almost grey in color. Decent aroma-slightly spiced with a touch of citrus. Some phenolic aroma as well. Very nice, citrusy and spicey flavors. Very crisp and clean tasting as well. Good body. A definate summer beer. Nice and lite with a good balance of flavor. Best Otter Creek I have had, as I am not their biggest fan. Well worth picking up.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

AP: Slightly hazy yellow/golden color with many slowly ascending bubbles forcing a 1/4' deep, all-white head that displayed slow dissipation and left only a scattered crown and minor clumps of lacing behind.

Nose: The coriander is very upfront, along with a sweet smelling yeast, wheat and citrus notes.

flavor: This features a very wheat and yeast dominated flavor and a rather big malt edge that seems a bit too dominant for this style, but is effective taste-wise. The yeast adds the herbal zing and the hops add a green-veggie type effect. The citrus additions and mild spiciness is only very subtle along with the added coriander. Overall the flavors blend pretty well together.

Feel: Light bodied, crisp and pretty refreshing.

DA: This is not one of the best witt>White>wheat beers I've ever had, but it is hitting the spot right now.

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Photo of Brad007
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a nice, very pale color with a smooth head. Smells of coriander and spices. One sip brings forth a light, refreshing beer where the hints of coriander come through very well. Drinkable, summer-type ale that goes down well. Similar to Sam Adams White Ale in style and not quite as good as the Wolaver's counterpart but still a very decent beer.

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Otter Creek White Sail from Otter Creek Brewing
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