Spruce Creek Lager | Otto's Pub and Brewery

BA SCORE
22.2%
Liked This Beer
3.35 w/ 27 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
ottospubandbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CharlesDarwin on 07-25-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,392
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
27
Liked:
6
Avg:
3.35/5
pDev:
16.42%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by russwbeck:
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5/5  rDev +49.3%

More User Reviews:
Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
2.47/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Enjoyed at the brewpub on-tap. Apple juice with a minimum normal head. On the watery side. A little hop taste, like a bit watered down. Above average carbonation, It's somewhat astringent,not very drinkable. More, better malt needed. 4.8% abv Least of the lineup.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Originally reviewed May 29, 2007. On tap at the brewpub. Listed as "Spruce Creek Pilsener." Smells of faint lemon malt sugars, with a strong waft of Virginia Slims Menthol Light smoke (dammit). At least when I return in the fall, this wonÂ’t be a problem. Pours a clear middle yellow. Rim on white. Flavors a lightly estery reduced plain malt grain, with a little unfortunate skank and off-charater. A bit of corn and grain stink. Finishes risingly sweet and malty. Not much crisp hop balancing. A little lemon. Bad bitterness long off. Could use some improvement.

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Photo of jkara27
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of akorsak
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pint at Otto's new facility (the old Quaker Steak building). Beautifully re-done, by the way.

A: The pale lager is just that, a pale fizzy yellow color. Clear, accentuating the beads of carbonation, there is no room for error. A half a finger of white head came with the pour and was quick to dissapate.

S: The nose is non-descript. I kept looking for more than the light grains but couldn't find anything. The light body doesn't give much up.

T: As with the nose, this beer prefers the subtle route. Well-carbonated, light grains and ever-so-mild hops are fleeting. I hate to say 'boring' but this beer fits that mold (it does serve a purpose in a college town though).

M: The mouthfeel is inoffensive, bland with very little in the way of hops and malts.

O: A step above fizzy, this beer strikes me as an Otto's gateway beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.34/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Morey
3.25/5  rDev -3%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of ajm5108
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Very light yellow straw color, normal head and carbonation. Aroma and taste are about what you would expect, just some light golden malt and lager yeast. Run of the mill but fine.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
2.16/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I had this one on-tap at Zeno's.

A golden yellow body with a quickly disappearing white head.

Smells like a macro lager: weak malts and sweetness.

Tastes about the same. I don't really pick up a hop profile, and the malts are watered down.

Average mouthfeel, highly carbonated and light.

I have really liked all of the Otto's brews I have tried up until this one. It really reminds me of an American Macro, many of which I might actually prefer to this one.

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Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of skydogpenn
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of lupercmda
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.68/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from growler into pint glass.

Appearance - A pale straw color with a billowing white head that dissipated quickly.

Smell - Not a whole lot of aroma, maybe a bit of malt and a little bit of caramel, but not much

Taste - the taste matches the smell quite well. Not much about it. At the front a little bit of sweet caramel malt. Beyond that not a whole lot of detectable flavors present.

Mouthfeel - For the lightness of the beer I felt it had a relatively nice body in terms of turbidity. The level of carbonation was just right.

Overall - The beer could use a bit more robustness. Not the best of the brewpubs brews. It would however possibly be a good brew on a hot day after doing some good work outside. Its lightness would be fitting there.

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Spruce Creek Lager from Otto's Pub and Brewery
Beer rating: 22.2% out of 100 with 27 ratings
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