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Otter Creek Oktoberfest

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


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RATINGS: 353   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bigguns22 (682) - Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Enters the glass lite to medium amber small tan head.Almost no aroma.At first taste not to good like metal but the finsh is much better lite malts and caramel and a touch of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Heathen (1470) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 3, 2011
THOUGHTS: OK, but nothing special. A little sticky and cloying up front and rather metallic in the finish. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, medium to dark, brownish orange with an average, off-white head that kept a decent sheet and left good lacing. The aroma was moderate dark bread and caramel; light floral and grassy hops; honey and slight citrus. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was light to moderately sweet, slightly acetic, and ligh to moderately bitter with a short to average duration. There was caramel malt, molasses, maple syrup, grassy hops, dark toasted bread, and slightly burnt toast. The light to medium body was slightly syrupy with tingly carbonation and a metallic finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
marcus (6511) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Pours cloudy amber with a thick off-white head and a skunky malt aroma. There is a hearty amber malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeyplush (630) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Light orangeish color with an average whitish head and soapy strands of lacing. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt and dark bread. Also some brown sugar and spices in the taste, lingering sweet malt on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2026) - USA - OCT 19, 2011
Aroma of fresh bread and malty sweetness. This is a dry and flavorful marzen, well balanced, and with an astringent finish. A very nice Oktoberfest release that is underrated, imo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowe1983 (1349) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. toasted and caramel malts dominate. Flavor is also malty with mostly the caramel malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
osu97gp (652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Pours a clear orange with a very thin white head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts. Flavor of grain and light hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
badwhale (368) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle to pint glass. Pours a nice cloudy copper color with a sparse white head, and good lacing. Has a nice tangy malty taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottled 08.16.11. Pours clear orange and gold with a small yellow-beige head that recedes to leave a ring of lacing. Aromas of sweet caramel and plum, dark fruit, and some funky mushrooms and malt. The flavor is mushroom, sweet malt, and some bitter grass. Average. [809]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Not one of the better Oktoberfest beers out there, but it’s palatable. It pours a copper color with a nice-sized tan head. The head leaves some good lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose features some toasted malts, caramel, barley and some dry hops. The flavors are predominately malty with some dry and fruity hops thrown in for good measure. The finish is a little on the sweet and sour side, which puts me off to this beer a bit. But it’s still a decent beer to celebrate the upcoming fall season with.

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