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Otter Creek Oktoberfest

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


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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Oktoberfest Autumn Ale is our version of the perennial favorite Bavarian Autumn beer. Oktoberfest’s deep golden hue matches the fall foliage here in Vermont. Brewed with Hallertauer and Tettnang hops to balance its clean, malty sweetness, it’s the perfect brew for a crisp Autumn day. Available from September to November.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2012
What’s going on here ? Mildly refreshing, but malty and watery. This toes the line between a light lager and oktoberfest.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwalcott2 (14) - Ocean City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. Poured an orangey gold. half a finger of head. the nose had malts, caramel, and a little toffee. Initial taste was a bad metalic. It also had a little smokiness to it at the end. Nothing really stands out to me in this brew. not the greatest Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Smells of caramel. Pours hazy amber with minimal head. Tastes like beer-flavored water with soft carbonation. Save money and just have seltzer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ffaoe (237) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2012
very little aroma. appearance is light amber with a decent head. taste is slightly malty but kind of watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (3223) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Bert’s Better Beer. Generic malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. Unfortunately there is also a sour metallic taste throughout the sip. What’s odd is this is a fresh bottle and the second bottle I opened had the same taste and aromas. So it leads me to believe that this is produced by the hops or malt. Anyway, I wouldn’t buy this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Poured a cloudy copper color with a one finger white head. Aroma is skunky, caramel, and a very faint pine. Taste is light sweetness, lightly bitter, and that same skunkyness I had in the aroma. Feels light body and lively, with a bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
bottomsup7 (3) - - SEP 5, 2012 does not count
Not much of an Oktoberfest. Kind of bland and not malty. Color is too light which is probably why the beer is bland. It is still a good drinking beer just not an Oktoberfest to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1490) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle from otter creek. Pours orange foamy head. Big malt aroma and flavor one of best oktobers I have gad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
12oz bottle- pours gold with a light tan head. Aroma is light/medium malt-caramel/toast/nutty, 2nd herbal. Taste is light/medium malt-caramel/toast, 2nd herbal-tea hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (3416) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Otter Creek Brewery: Pours a light copper color with a small white head. Aroma is a mild caramel malt aroma. Taste is mild caramel malt taste. German dry hops are present throughout. Crisp and refreshing, but doesn’t stand out. Oktoberfests are weird for me because sometimes the most innocuous examples are the biggest draws. With this beer, I just wanted to get it over with, and I did.

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