Otter Creek Spring Bock
Otter Creek Brewing

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Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States
3.56 | pDev: 14.33%
Jun 17, 2015
Mar 07, 2012
Otter Creek Spring BockOtter Creek Spring Bock
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Rated: 3.75 by Socialiste from Canada (QC)

Jun 17, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2014
Rated: 4 by wrightst from Maryland

Oct 02, 2014
Rated: 3 by malfunxion from New York

Aug 28, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Durandal_777 from Pennsylvania

May 27, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Latarnik from New Jersey

May 24, 2014
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Reviewed by DrJay from Texas

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Orange in colour with faint haze and a thin skim of beige bubbles. A bit of lacing hung on the glass. Aromas of malt, toast, bread, sulfury and floral hops. Medium to low bitterness with grassy and floral hop notes, malty caramel and biscuit sweetness, light alcohol, and a minty finish. Medium bodied with lowish, creamy carbonation. Good overall with an enjoyable hop profile.
Dec 24, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Enriquehopnog from Massachusetts

Nov 12, 2013
Rated: 4 by drt72 from Virginia

Sep 12, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by D0mDelm0nt from Pennsylvania

Sep 04, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by DrinkingDrake from Massachusetts

Jul 30, 2013
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Reviewed by BlackDog from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Spring Bock pours a nice, clear medium amber color with a 2-finger thick white head. It has medium carbonation, and lacing and retention are both average.

The aroma is really well balanced. Pine notes come up first, with some citrus and orange coming next. It's very well-rounded with a mild malt backbone.

The taste has some sweet malt notes up front with some orange and citrus flavors. This is followed with some pine and grapefruit hop notes and some toasted grains. It finishes dry and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a crisp, clean feel and a dry finish. Carbonation is spot on.
Jul 21, 2013
Rated: 3 by BostonPhilly from Massachusetts

Jun 24, 2013
Rated: 4 by brewcifix from Connecticut

May 25, 2013
Rated: 3 by jbeervt from Vermont

May 19, 2013
Rated: 3 by Mr_Hoptimistic from Canada (ON)

May 17, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by hphilip456 from Massachusetts

May 15, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Bamarooster from Virginia

May 02, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by cliff1066 from Virginia

Apr 29, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Apr 15, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by mikehillman from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by nebula1999 from Connecticut

Apr 02, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Mar 28, 2013
Rated: 4 by iguana1010 from Pennsylvania

Mar 17, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Duesler from Connecticut

Mar 12, 2013
Rated: 4 by rorjets from Connecticut

Feb 10, 2013
Rated: 1.75 by phishbone23 from New York

Jan 23, 2013
Rated: 3 by laurastradford from New Jersey

Dec 16, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by mkeene78

Nov 24, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by Molson2000 from Canada (ON)

Oct 01, 2012
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Reviewed by beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Dense cadmium orange has a thin flim light khaki colored head that left a small speckled lacing. Slight head retention.

S: Buttered caramel sweetness upfront backed against a fresh spring field hopping.

T: Flavor upfront was again a buttered caramel sweetness with a spring green hopping. Fresh wet grains move in with a warming of nobel dry flower bitterness on the close. Some mild alcohol warmth.

M: Butterey, creamy mouthful, dry flowery warmth and dry toasted grain feel with a quiet carbonation stance.

O: Overall a spring bock with a flowery warmth of bitterness and alcohol.
Sep 25, 2012
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a fluffy fizzy head of 1 finger that fades semi slowly with decent lacing, semi hazy wheat orange beer.

Nose candy malts, toffee, wheat, caramelized biscuit malt, light fruity banana like wheat.

Taste starts with light sweet malts, toffee, reddish sweet malts, caramel, light banana candy, wheat, hint chewy malt biscuit like, light earthy bitterness. Finish adds more earthy bitterness, wheat, banana, bock like chewy wheat flavors, little toffee and slight salty briney bitter earthy hop flavor.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall ok, not great but not bad, nice malts, light hops aren't bad, wheat adds well with banana toffee and caramel, bit too bitter and salty.
Sep 24, 2012
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Reviewed by SouljaSaia17 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Well, this is my first ever beer from Otter Creek. It was my last choice in my nightly mix a six. Wasnt going to get this beer, but since they decided to follow me on twitter, I felt obligated to review one of there beers, so here it goes.

A: Pours a nice, golden amber color with a 1-inch off white head, has got some good sized bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass and leaves some lacing as the head slowly fades down.

S: Aroma is of some grassy and citrus hops, also get a hint of apple which is something I dont notice too often. Citrus aroma is a mesh between grapefruit and orange.

T: Moderate citrus character up front, with the sweetness of the malts. Can also taste that bit of apple and some pine follows at the end. Has is slightly dry aftertaste, which is something I enjoy in these types of beers.

M: Medium bodied, clean and crisp. Also has some good carbonation which brings out that citrus flavor.

O: A very enjoyable beer for me. I usually judge beers by the cover and reviews, so not knowing about this brewer, I had slightly low expectations. Tastes like an IPA, and a good IPA at that. Would buy a six pack of this and highly recommend trying this underrated beer. I guess you always find hidden gems in New England, cheers!
Aug 02, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by sanitarium16 from New Jersey

Aug 01, 2012
Rated: 4 by Cpt_Caveman from New York

Jul 30, 2012
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Reviewed by tobelerone from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark gold body with a great cream colored head, strong retention and lacing. Quite an attractive beer. Nose is full of bready malt and caramel with a light floral hoppiness underneath.

Flavor follows the nose; simple and straightforward bready malt with some sweetness and a hint of floral hops. Big time chewy malt character. Somewhat lingering bitter aftertaste and a dry finish.

Medium body with medium carbonation, fairly crisp in feel. Good job by Otter Creek on this one, very satisfying for a malty craving.
Jul 10, 2012
Rated: 3.25 by heganhound

Jul 08, 2012
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Reviewed by beerluvr from Canada (ON)

3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a Ommegang tulip. Nice sized head, tight bubbles. Good amber/light copper color. Smells malty sweet, a little grassiness...promising. Smooth mouthfeel then a quick malt note then a very pleasing bitterness. Leaves a nice lace on the glass. Finshes quick with a hop note. I'm liking this for the drinkability & price I'd recommend this one.
May 25, 2012
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Looks of a clear caramel brown with an impressive 1/2 inch of opaque colored head. Looks sticky.

S - A very hop forward bock with floral and citrus hops. Balancing caramel malts smell nice.

T - Kind of bitter for a bock but I am kind of digging it. Mostly sweet citrus and pineapple hops next to a caramel like malt sweetness. Clean tasting.

M - Medium and chewy like a good bock should be.

Overall Otter creek always does a pretty good job crafting a good beer and this is a very good Spring bock full of malts and a good touch of hops. Worth trying!
May 12, 2012
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