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Otter Creek Alpine Ale

Formerly brewed at Otter Creek Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Middlebury, Vermont USA


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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
A malty amber ale, brewed with 2-row barley malt, caramel malt, and malted wheat, and four different varieties of hops, for a smooth, balanced flavor. The perfect apres ski refreshment, or for any time you want to relax and warm up during the colder months to come.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Better than expected for an amber ale meets APA. Good looking pour with a creamy tan head. Decent malting leads off with a nice ho twist that lasts, and not in a bad way. Very easy to drink more than one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1692) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Reddish amber with small rocky white head. Flavor is spicy with smoked caramel undertone. Bitterness rises in finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
egajdzis (5656) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2003
#1456 bottled 11/24/03... Poured an amber color with head that barely existed. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Malty, some sweetness, and as it got very warm, a bit of hops were detected but overall this was a rather weak brew, although no bad tasting flavors here...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Batch #1451 bottled on 11/13/03. Reddish amber pour with minimal yellowish head. The head disappears fast. Don't smell much, mostly fermented mash. Quite hoppy, especially in the middle. A bite lingers, good texture. Not a bad beer, some metallic undertones, not sure of that relates to some of the hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3510) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Batch 1451 11/13/03 bottle. Pours a copper/amber color with a small 1 cm off-white head. Aroma is faint, maybe some hops in there. Start is slightly metallic tainted. Middle is robust with lots of hops. Finish mellows. Would be a much better beer, but metallic taste hurts it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Ruby/amber colored with a minimal head and scant lacing. Initial aroma was mild and malty, fruity with cherries, plums and a floral hoppy background. On the light side in body, malty and fairly sweet with some hoppy bitterness and that's pretty much how it finished. Run of the mill-just bottled 11/18/03 but to me it didn't have that fresh zing to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2665) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Large offwhite head, lasting with a good sticky lace. Hazy amber color. Big juicy malt nose with some mild hoppiness. Medium body. Malty, caramel, hints of nuttiness. Finish is medium dry, thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Deep amber, average head and lace. Nice malty nose with hints of caramel, fruit and spicy hops. Almost medium bodied, soft feel, lots of tasty malt with nuances of caramel, smooth, the perfect amount of spicy (maybe a real spice), bitter and citrusy hopping to make for excellent balance. Dryish finish, touch of yeast. Ambers arent the most exciting but this is tasty, could drink many in a night i think. Could be a smidge thicker but this is worth a shot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Reddish hue with frothy white head and very good lace. Aroma is yeasty, woody, with light apple and caramel tones. The taste starts spicy and fruity with some smoky character undertone. Smooth but thin, lively mouthfeel. A nice solid brew, quaffable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt and a little citrus hops. Flavor of malt and alot of hops. Finish is dry and hoppy.

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