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Otter Creek Alpine Ale

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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%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Pours a dark amber with tan head. Aroma of malt and spice. Flavor matches aroma and is fairly well-balanced. Could use a little more spice or hops to thicken it up, but not bad at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8239) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Clear ruby orange colored body with moderately thick white lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. Sharp malt nose, coarse burnt hops smelled as well, and a scent that almost resembles some sherry or amaretto, only with a bit of a burnt quality. Medium to light body, slick up front and a bit chewy, then more coarse on the back. Centers mostly around a burnt cereal grain flavor with outside hints of bran and oranges. Finishes a bit watery and plain.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (10496) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2007
A reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. A murkey grainy malt with gravy notes (???). In mouth, rather unpleasant rye malt, raw mash and butter. Not very good. 11th Annual CNY Brewfest, Feb.5 2007.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2007
The color was a deep golden/orange with red hues. The head was white, fizzy, and thin. The aroma was citrisy and a little hoppy. The flavor was tangy and slightly bitter. The palate was smooth and nicely carbonated. The finish was warm.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (4148) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Pours a dark copper with a medium head (poured aggressively). The aroma is sweet, mostly sweet malt and hop. The flavor is sweet too, not bad. Light hop bite. The palate has some bubbly carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2007
12oz bottle- A light amber body with a nice off white head and it has an aroma of malt with a little hops. Taste of malt with some hops thrown in. Not a bad amber but a little hoppier than others which is not a bad thing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2007
12 oz. bottle, bottled 10/25/06. Amber Ale. A catchall style that might be something good, might be something bland. This one pours amber enough, all right, with just a few clumps of bubbles. Sweet malty smell, fair enough. Taste is pretty straightforward. Decent caramel malts, a sharp, mostly European hop spiciness. Everything in a nice balance, although the balance is tenuous: a bit cloying here, a little to bitter there. Wheat does soften it up just a little it. Nothing off about it. Loose bottle at Samís Wines, Downers Grove, IL

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2007
got this one on sale on the tale end of the winter season. i will definitely grab it again next year. pouts a red amber and has a nice aroma of hops. nice balance of flavors (hint of carmel malt in there), and medium body. if you like hop flavor but canít take too much bitter give this one a try. iím very please with the two otter creeks iíve tried thus far.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2007
12 oz bottle via Mystery Swap 2.0 (thanks Doclock!). This one pours a dark clear reddish brown with an average sized beige head. Nose is mostly vanilla, malty with some floral hops. Tastes like it smells with a bit of roasted grain flavor as well. This almost seems more like a hoppy brown porter. There is a mixed pine/grapefruit finish and a somewhat metallic aftertaste. Carbonation is medium and body is between thin and medium. Not bad...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Bottle. Poured a clear dark amber with a moderate frothy off-white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate balanced sweet malt and spice aroma. Medium body. Medium sweet spicy flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration.


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