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Otter Creek Oktoberfest

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

bottled
available

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


stangger's rating

2.6
   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
It has a hazy appearance with a medium orange amber colored body. The head is just off white in color, small and fades quickly to a light ring of lace. There is a mild aroma of sweet bready malt with an odd ginger like spice and earthy dried leafy hops. It has interesting malty character with some caramel roasted flavors mixed with buttery sour dough bread notes and dry yeast. Hop flavor is in good balance and adds leafy and mildly spicy hop flavors which quickly fade off in the finish. It has a smooth texture, average carbonation and a good medium body.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nakedwhendrunk (2138) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a dark copper colored body and left a one finger white foamy head, some nice ringy lacing was left around the sides of the glass. No carbonation was seen rising. The smell seemed really off, bland and muted caramel tones with some light nuttiness to it. The taste was basically the same. The palate was a light to medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, sessionable. Overall, I’m not that impressed with this beer. I’ve had better Oktoberfests and this isn’t one of them. I won’t seek this out again.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, earthy and spicy hops, and light notes of dates. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, somewhat dirty malt, almost endol in flavor with a sweet finish. Medium body and light carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fishonmyplane (441) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Caramel sweetness, some bread. A little hoppier than a typical Oktoberfest. But overall, too timid. It needs a fuller body and a stronger flavor to be called an Oktoberfest.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel. Taste is malt forward, subtle bread dough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (3269) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
On draft at Mad Fox Oktoberfest. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Mild malty nose. Flavors if biscuit and lemon notes. Short mildly bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Aroma of toast, citrus and earthy spices. Hazy orange...just like the leaves. Mineral laced bittersweet bready taste. Light body for amber ale, a tad cloying. Not what I expected for ’Oktoberfest’ although suitably malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (4905) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle. Nose is nice and malty, soft citric hops and crisp, clean, sweet malt. Pours a pretty amber-golden with a short off-white head. Body medium with lively crispness, low bitterness and a bready resolution, some great soft citric character in the style of noble hopped Central European lagers rather than brutish American IPAs. Lightly sweet with dull caramel, but dry enough to be repeatable. Tastes more like spring to me than autumn, but good either way!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Pours a clear golden orange. Aroma is bright an citrusy with a dark earthy note in the finish. Taste is malt forward with a nice semi-tart offset leading to a clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1720) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2013
pours amber with an off white head that fades. nose of toast and caramel. taste is malt based with the same notes in the nose. body is thick, sludgy.


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