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Otter Creek Oktoberfest

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


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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Oktoberfest Autumn Ale is our version of the perennial favorite Bavarian Autumn beer. Oktoberfestís deep golden hue matches the fall foliage here in Vermont. Brewed with Hallertauer and Tettnang hops to balance its clean, malty sweetness, itís the perfect brew for a crisp Autumn day. Available from September to November.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CBCBarFly (7) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2012 does not count
This beer has a great taste with no aftertaste. Slightly sweet with an under tone of hops. Great aroma and clean finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Looks like your classic marzen, translucent coppery orange with a whispy white head. I was surprised by the amount of hops in the aroma with a background of grain and yeast. The flavor was fantastic. Malty and sweet but incredibly balanced. I think the low alcohol allows the essence of fall to come through in this beer. I loved this beer, itís everything good beer should be, subtle and savory and greater than the sum of itís parts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1805) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Amber color with large white head. Malty caramel with hoppy finish. Caramel aroma with floral notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Pours a clear amber with a small creme head that falls fast. Definite leafy nose. Flavor profile gives the same. Nice earthy and leafy character with a slightly sweet and citrus edge on it. Nice and hearty and a good body too. Good stuff really. Feel has a decent bubble to it and the liquid is kind of sticky and thick. A good beer. A nice fall seasonal to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glaze0101 (79) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2007
roasty, toast, citrus, earthy, I like what I call "clean beers" orangeish brown colour with a slight tan medium head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz screw-top bottle from the local Hannaford. Pours a hazy amber-brown with virtually no head. Smells fruity and malty, with a hint of hops. Tastes initially fruity and slightly hoppy, then has a caramel-toffee flavor. Medium to light in body with moderate carbonation. A fairly easy drinker, a decent American amber...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Bottled on 8-13-03, batch 1399. It seems I'm the first to review this year's batch. Hmm, it's barely two weeks old. No clue what last year's was like. Very festive looking bottle with yellow, beige, and brown leaves all around, which makes this an interesting beer to drink when it's like 95 outside still. Pours a nice amber color with a respectable head and nice lacing. Smells strongly of hops, but also heavy with malt. Taste is interesting. Well balanced, to say the least. The bottle states Hallertau and Tettnamg hops and they're definately present with just a hint of a citrus aftertaste. Caramel malt is noticable. It's good, but I think it could use another month's worth of aging to allow it to mellow and grow a bit more complex. I'd say to wait longer, but with the lower alcohol content I don't know if it will last a whole year. Mouthfeel is nice and thick. Drinkability scores well as I'll definatly be revisiting this again this season and may adjust my rating accordingly. Definately worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 lct-cpr, thin head, med-bod, med-co2.
fruity hoppy earthy oktoberfest aroma.
malty T1, ßbitter oktoberfest T2T3.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2003
The first time I had this beer it was off a keg and it was fresh. I had it last night and it was spoiled. I usually like this but I had it last night and it was so bad. It is copper in color, and malty and sweet. Pleasant to drink when you can get it fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Otter Creek Brewing Company--Wolaverís Brewing Company--Oktoberfest Autumn Ale--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV. 19 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Beer of the Month Club Selection October, 2003. Clear thin bright amber color. Light mild lace head. CO2 mild hop malt floral front. Crisp thin tangy light toasted malty caramel earthy biscuit sweet Fest body. Clean dry mild hop end. Sampled 11/7/2003. Otter Creek Brewing Company--Oktoberfest Autumn Ale--2006 12 oz. Bottle. 4.75% ABV. 19 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Beer of the Month Club Selection September, 2006. Mild Off White mild lace head. Clear thin bright dark gold color. Malty mild hop ester front. Mild sweet fruit biscuit malty thin caramel ester body. Lingering malt smooth mild hop end. AmberFest. Sampled 8/1/2007.

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