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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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (1231) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Paid $1.20 for a 12-oz single bottle. Pours cloudy amber brown with no head. I mean none. Thin aroma of malt and dishsoap (no, thereís no residue from my glass, because my glass has not been washed with soap in quite a long time). Bland flavor. Nutbrown like with a strange bitter lingering finish that isnít all that pleasant. Ehh, why a plain amber for a winter seasonal anyway?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 6, 2005
dark brown ale, very hoppy with a little malt. bit of an aftertaste(hoppy). the palate is sweet with a little nut. head is slightly creamy white.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2005
(Bottled on 10/25/05, Lot# 1804) A malty grainy nose lies beneath an off-white head that is thin and long lasting. The palate is slightly sweet and nutty with an earthy hop bitterness. As the beer warms an English like hop aroma becomes clear. This beer/style is very light for a typical winter beer; it reminds me of what would have been considered a heavy hitter 8 to 10 years ago.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2005
bottle9/27/05. Pours a thin off-white head. Very hoppy bitter aroma with secents of flowers. Sweet original taste with a blandish finish. Thin bodied. Decent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Dark amber body with decent head. Aroma and flavor were both of a mild licorice. Hops blended in near the finish. Smooth on the palate, decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Poured reddish amber with a nice tan head. Very nice head retention. Smell had cranberry, brown sugar, berry and caramel. Caramel and courant are effective in the taste. A bit unbalanced at times but tasty. Solid brew but I have had better Amber Ales.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2386) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Decent creamy white head of very fine bubbles. Good carbonation. Interesting aroma. Malty, with soy and some toffee. Color is a dark amber. Medium bodied. Slick mouthfeel. Some more malts and a slight earthy sourness. Not much roastyness. Finish is oily and slightly sour. Eh, ok I guess.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1944) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2005
A coppery color with a strong head. Very earthy with a punch of hops that is still very balanced. Not too exceptional, but I didnít mind trying it and seeing what it had.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Red dirt look to it. Nice. Off-putting aroma. Hope it gets better. It does! But itís strangely indescribable. A mix of fresh wildernessy flavors. Maybe clover, maybe flowers, maybe running naked through the forest and letting the spirit of the nymphs take you over... wait, no, Iím going too far on that one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Batch 1652 Bottle (12/01/04): Toffee and sweet caramel malt flavors over a rather watery palate; a little spicy and dry finish; not overly impressive.


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