Otter Creek Copper Ale | Otter Creek Brewing

Otter Creek Copper AleOtter Creek Copper Ale
BA SCORE
3.62/5
866 Ratings
Otter Creek Copper AleOtter Creek Copper Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our award-winning flagship brew inspired by the beers of Northern Germany. Copper Ale is a complex amber ale handcrafted with six malts, three hops and the spirit of the Green Mountains.

25 IBU

Added by stirgy on 03-17-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
408
Ratings:
866
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
85
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 866 |  Reviews: 408
Photo of Kurzman
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of skyfra
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mudboneINla
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zhrike
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of R11415
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DukeRanger17
4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great ale to go with Pork Roast which has been cooking all day in crock pot

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Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper with a ring of white head and a smudge across the surface. A little bit of soapy white lacing hangs on. Nice malted barley aroma, with some dark fruit and caramel notes. The taste is much the same, a nice balance of malt and hops, sweet and bitter. The body is a little lighter, but not watery, with just a little hint of carbonation. This is a great easy-drinking ale that isn't an IPA. That's getting harder and harder to come by.

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Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rharris27
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of terwilleger
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is what real beer should be. A balance of malt, hop and yeast flavors. When I want to have a beer to drink or with just about any kind of food, I go for this. I was very disjointed to hear that. otter creek will be discontinuing this style, in order to make more IPA varieties. Haven't we seen enough of the super mega ultra hop beers? Beer is not supposed to be a bottle of fizzy hop bitterness. We need to save beers that feature a premium grain bill.

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Photo of Lagerhouserules
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rlamoy
4.28/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pveilleux
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbwhy
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of predikit
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark auburn, leaves a small off white head that dissipates fairly quickly as well as minimal amount of lacing on the glass.

Smells quintessentially like a beer. Some caramel notes and surprisingly present alcohol aroma. Slightly peppery.

Taste begins sweet, then comes what first thought to be some Munich malts, caramel notes present. Brown bread, hops add an earthy quality which show up for the finish, bitterness sticks to the tongue for awhile with a lasting aftertaste.

Light bodied, fairly low carbonation, smooth, leaves fairly clean, but wouldn't call it crisp.

A good copper ale, and one I definitely wouldn't turn away.

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Otter Creek Copper Ale from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 866 ratings
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