Otter Creek Winter Red Ale | Otter Creek Brewing

Otter Creek Winter Red AleOtter Creek Winter Red Ale
BA SCORE
37.9%
Liked This Beer
3.55 w/ 132 ratings
Otter Creek Winter Red AleOtter Creek Winter Red Ale
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
132
Liked:
50
Avg:
3.55/5
pDev:
12.39%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of Bowersm
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid, but not great easy to drink beer. I've had six that have gone down quickly and easily and without complaints. To be honest, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot going on with the beer. It's not super hoppy (which I tend to like). It doesn't have much of an aftertaste and I may be keeping it too cold, but for whatever reason I still think its not bad. That being said, when choosing between this and Otter Creeks Stovepipe porter, I'd say choose the porter every time.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Blaze5445
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of keywestgourmet
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of twenteone
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of speak72
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of tsm2011
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a very deep dark red (label does not lie) wit a small brown head that leaves some lacing down the glass. Smells of roasted malt and some nice citrus hop notes, very inviting. Tastes of some caramel malt with citrus hops, nice combination. Carbonation seems right for its light/medium body and goes down without any ill effects. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Cpt_Caveman
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Mtkimes
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of woodychandler
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle: "Flavorful & richly malted, this generously hopped red ale is our new winter offering. Brewed to be the perfect companion for a long New England winter."

Call this Christmas in July. I am simply trying to reduce some of the back inventory before I buy any more beer.

My pour created two fingers of rocky, tawny head with excellent retention. As it slowly fell, lots of lacing was being created in its wake. Color was just as advertised - a deep coppery red with NE-quality clarity. I once had a g/f whose thick, coarse hair was exactly this shade. Nose was ... "richly malted" ... who's zoomin' who here? It smelled like the middle of a pine forest! Not that I have a problem with that, but where's the malt? Mouthfeel was full, almost creamy and the taste was definitely pine hops on the tongue. The finish was still plenty hoppy, in fact, my eyes watered at one point, but the malt only made a cameo appearance after the swallow. This is the way I like beers in this style.

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Photo of skiit13
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Cloudy brownish/reddish body, thick tan head. Almost no light shines through.

S- Malty smell with caramel malt coming through along with a hint of a hop presence.

T- Caramel malt body with a dash of hops at the end of the taste. Pretty standard amber malt taste.

M- Pretty smooth with good body.

O- A pretty average amber. Would like to try this one a little fresher and would give it another go.

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Photo of williahd
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Nathanhlind
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of JxExM
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Redstar137
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Chaney
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a FFF shaped glass.

A: Looks like a red, liquid crystal formation, with a huge mildly off-white head (on the reddish side) that clung to the glass like Spider-Man.

S: I got a tinge of hoppy red velvet cake batter, but not much else. Very understated.

T: More explosive in the flavor department that I was expecting, with the hops winning out over the malts slightly. FYI: The taste is TOTALLY different that nose, and much better IMO.

M: The carbonation was generous without going overboard, and the lacing on the glass was somewhat ridiculous (just like a good Otter Creek beer should be).

O: I like some things about it and didn't like other things. At the end of the day though, this was a decent drinker

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Photo of polishkaz
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of DSlim71
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Jim_DemonDeacon
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BCFrog
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Otter Creek Winter Red Ale from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 37.9% out of 100 with 132 ratings
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