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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Pours amber with minimal off-white head. Light sweet malt aroma with a little yeast. Light bodied flavor that matches aroma... nothing special here

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Poured a clear amber, minimal head. Aroma is malty and sweet, a little bready. Flavor was pretty much the same, and I didnt like it very much. Very bland and watery. Just not liking it.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Pours out an cloudy amber color. aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor was the same with a really dry finish. Not a good brew in my opinion. poured this out.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4402) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Head quickly subsides to skim rim. Sweet, creamy and malty - like an attempt at an HSA. -- but doesn’t quite live up.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2007 Bottle from Shawan Liquors in Cockeysville, MD. Pours a very translucent amber with a fizzy off white head and large soda like carbonation. Very bready aroma. Thin texture. Initial flavor is mildly sweet with notes of caramel, toasted grains, and tea. Maybe even a little bit of winter spices are in the background. Very low amount of bittering hops.However, some herbal like hop bitterness comes out on the finish. Tea like flavors linger. This is an amber?

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Aroma is weak. Smells of malt and bread. Poured amber in color with a small off-white head that diminished. Clear and very sparkling. Flavor is quite malty and unbalanced. "Four different varieties of hops" not detected at all. Tastes like a brown paper bag. Not really sweet or bitter, but is sour in the finish. Light body. Lively carbonation. Sour finish. Maybe a bad bottle? I could not even finish this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1391) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Caramel brown in the glass with not much head. Lots of Caramel/toast aromas and some soapy hops that carry a good amount of spice. Short palate with fleeting hops, malts hang around a bit longer. All in all, pretty smooth and generous with malt flavors.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2007
12 oz Bottle: It looks great! A very good looking amber ale, people always talk about brewing to style, well this one appears to style perfectly. The aroma isn’t the greatest. Lemon wheat grass is the aroma. Kind of funky though, like a sweaty sock. The flavor was iffy. I’m sure its the fact that in the commercial description is say 2-row barley malt, but this what barley malt is like in my mind.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2006
2/30/06: Bottle.
Dark tea-brown body. Sweet and grassy nose. Balanced flavor. Sugary malt and bitter hop.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehinge (268) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Lively honey colored pour. Small head with very little lacing. Grassy aroma. Smooth wheaty, hoppy flavor. I would it again.


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