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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2793) - 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 (10595) - 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.

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 (3315) - 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 (4371) - 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 doesnít 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.


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