Otter Creek Winter Red Ale | Otter Creek Brewing

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Otter Creek Winter Red AleOtter Creek Winter Red Ale

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
45 IBU

Added by PBoegel on 11-08-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Nice amber / copper color with decent head and moderate carbonation. Caramel and floral aroma. Very bitter without a deep complexity of flavor. Peppery spice notes. Mid-glass it almost seems a bit diluted. Drinkability is decent. Yeasty mouthfeel in the aftertaste. We feel this beer needs a bit of balancing. The elements it has alone aren't great in a beer, but coupled with a bit more sweetness and depth it could be very good. Finishes just a bit sweeter.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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2.7/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured in to a standard pint glass. No bottle date that I could find.

Ruby color. Slightly off white head formed, but disappeared fairly quickly. Did leave some sticky bubbles on the side of the glass.

Nose is full of roasted malt, caramel, toffee, and some chocolate. Even after letting the beer warm up, the only thing that came out was a mild nondescript bitterness. Seems like a very malt-heavy beer.

There are too many things that are trying to fight for dominance. The caramel and toffee is there with a touch of orange. A nice bitter hoppiness does come out, but ends up getting lost. Messy finish that ends slightly metallic.

Medium bodied and fairly carbonated, but very hearty. Definitely a winter beer.

I found that there was just too much going on with this brew like it wasn't well thought out. The metallic taste was definitely off-putting. This beer might be mediocre at best.

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3/5  rDev -15%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of HopsYeast
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a-nice dark amber with a slight reddish hue. creamy half finger head with medium amount of lacing.
s-sweet smelling with a touch of caramel malts. smell small amounts apples or cherries and wild flower honey. and a subtle hops scent.
t-initial hops flavor fads buts is present throughout. there is a maltiness to it. there is some spiciness to it as well. there is even a sour cherry and grape flavor towards the end. very drinkable nice flavor with gentle notes of each flavor characteristic.
m-again, very nice. highly drinkable. doesnt weigh you down like many other winter beers. the body is less dense than most winters but flavor makes up for the lite body.
o-im glad otter creek took their black ipa and made it year round and introduced this as their winter beer instead. this is a nice addition to the otter creek family.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Otter Creek Winter Red Ale from Otter Creek Brewing
3.53 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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