All Souls Lager
Otter Creek Brewing

All Souls LagerAll Souls Lager
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Style:
American Lager
Ranked #119
ABV:
4.75%
Score:
84
Ranked #26,400
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 11.78%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
21
From:
Otter Creek Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
84
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Photo of Tantonys
4.69/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a very pleasant lager, or rather marzen-style brew. Warm malt palate, nice mild hop bittering at finish. Not much floral aroma, but just right for the style. Wish they would change the name and brew it year round...

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Photo of RozzieBoy
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - Poured deep amber/copper with near two-finger, off -white head. Little to no retention and lacing.
S - Toasty/bready. Subtle hints of apple cider.
T - Decently malty and filled the nose.
F - Light to medium mouthfeel with some crispness.
O - An easy drinker, for sure.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is really beCANming my Summer of Lagers, especially Pilsners, if you CAN believe it! The CANQuest (tm) is burgeoning as a result & I CANnot be happier.

From the CAN: "*A Vermont Collaboration*Otter Creek Brewing Co*All Souls Tortilleria"; "A refreshing Lager brewed with locally-grown Heirloom Hominy from our friends at All Souls Tortelleria. Grab a seat at the table and enjoy this easy-drinking beer alongside friends."; "Creatively crafting, hopping and dosing brews since 1991".

I was anxious to start the Crack! & Glug simply because this was a beer that I had wanted to try for a while. The Crack! was nice & loud & so I followed it with a slow, gentle, steady C-Line Glug. I was rewarded by/with the immediate formation of just under two fingers of foamy, fizzy, soapy, light-tan head with modest retention. Color was Deep-Amber/Light-Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Beautiful! Nose had a toasty, bready quality, just better than doughy. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium, about on-par for the style. The taste was very malty, very evocative of toasted bread. Mmm! Finish was semi-sweet but entirely refreshing. I CAN foresee CANcentrating on Lagers & especially Pilsners for the rest of the Summer. YMMV.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a lightly amber yellowish color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like brown bread, crackery malt, lightly grassy and piney hops, and a touch of sweetness.

This is a simple and basic amber lager, but it's done well. It's clean with no major flaws, with a solid bready malt backbone, and only a very light sweetness. The hop character is definitely mild, but supports the malt backbone with a light and clean bitterness.

This is light bodied, very crisp, with a nice bite. It's very drinkable, and great for a hotter day. I'd imagine it would pair well with Mexican food - hence the collaboration with All Souls Tortilleria.

This is nothing that's gonna blow your socks off - just a well brewed and very drinkable lager.

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Photo of KaediVT
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love beer and All Souls is my new favorite. It's really refreshing yet flavorful! For me it's perfectly balanced. Not real fizzy or heavy and not to light and flavorless. It's really impressive.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. Oz. can stamped 010219. Sampled on March 8, 2019.

Attractive copper medium amber pour with a modest yet fading cream colored head. Decent clarity.

I get those brown bread, caramel, cracker, and biscuit malt characters in the nose. But also a yeast, cooked vegetable character.

The mouthfeel is nice at a little better than medium.

The taste is sweet, oily, and soupy, with a subtle floral hop note.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a copper color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Grain, corn (hominy), bready malt, and some caramel

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the grain and some caramel sweetness and then picks up the hominy and bready malt. Finishes with lingering light sweetness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid lager that incorporates the hominy as part of the collaboration. Refreshing and easy to drink. Nothing too special, though

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

Poured into a lager glass.
The was a nice looking dark bronzed to burnt amber color with a two finger's worth of white foamy head quickly sliding off to barely leave lace.
The aroma had a nice smooth crisp nutty to caramel/toffee malty wafer/biscuit sweetness. Slight fruity esters/lager crisp tones further on the back end.
The flavor definitely leaned into the sweet malty tones combining nuts, caramel/toffee characters, Nice smooth aftertaste of nutty to caramel smooth malty tones.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a steady sessionable quality. Good carbonation and ABV. Semi-quick nutty finish.
Overall, pretty damn nice smooth lager, I'd be willing to come back to.

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Photo of jrc1093
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 1/16/19

Pours a clear brownish copper capped with a few fingers of off-white foam; head shows decent retention while leaving behind a sparse bit of soapy lacing and a thin, surface-level layer of foam and a respectable collar.

Aromas of sweaty, slightly grainy malt, doughy brown bread crusts, and light caramel malts; lighter tones of herbal hops add a balancing (if not incredibly subtle) bittering impression to an overarchingly sweeter bouquet.

Taste brings a straightforward mix of doughy, toasted malts and brown bread crusts which, like the aroma, give way to a mild, gritty hop character within the malt base.

Mouthfeel shows a body on the lighter side of medium along with a well-adjusted carbonation; a clean, roasty grit adds a small spark of its own and, while not quite bursting, adds a decent, earthy crispness near the finish.

A solid, straightforward lager nicely highlighting the toastier, breadier malt characteristics you might see in a marzen while not quite matching the depth brought about in many of the best Oktoberfests; still, avoiding unfair comparisons, this one is successful in its simplicity, remaining consistently drinkable while still showing just enough character to have an impact.

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Photo of Brad007
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper-is hue with a thin head into my glass. Sweet, grainy with a touch of caramel in the nose. Big dose of bread malt upfront with mild carbonation and some hop bitterness. For some reason, it reminds me a little of a failed lager effort from another local brewery. A step back to me.

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All Souls Lager from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 21 ratings