RateBeer
Home >

Otter Creek Twentieth Anniversary Ale

 (RETIRED)
overall
81
41
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Otter Creek’s Twentieth Anniversary Ale is a homage to our long-running flagship… Copper Ale. With four times the malts and hops, the traditional flavor is a bigger, bolder and more complex ale that can be savored for years to come. It features a blend of six malts with German & American hops and is a celebration of Otter Creek’s 20 years of craft brewed ales in Middlebury, Vermont


ChazyRPh's rating

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Hazy reddish brown pour with no head. Butterscotch, ethanol predominant in the nose. Smells delicious. Big slap of ethanol immediately hits you, butterscotch esters start to come through and it finishes with heavy chewy malts. A bit unbalanced, should shelve this for a while and try it again.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
vtafro (3687) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle. Amber copper pour with no head. A very amped up amber ale, some normal malt and some off tones including metallic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2643) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle that I had in my beer cellar for 2 years. Poured dark amber with a small off-white head, no lace.. The malt aroma was caramel with light hops. The body was medium texture and creamy, with soft carbonation. There was a sweet flavor that I couldn’t quite place, but there was a very nice balance between the malts and hops. The alcohol was partly hidden by the malt. Very warming.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmericanHobo (49) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
A nice copper ale that has a bold, complex malty taste. A bit chewy but would never guess its 12%

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2693) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with a average tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, fruit vanilla and raisins. Flavor was sweet and boozy with caramel, fruit, raisins, toffee, alcohol and had a hint of chocolate with a warming alcoholic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2120) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with very minimal head which dissipates quickly. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel that is very sweet with noticeable alcohol. Very malty, caramel and hints of raisin type flavor. Alcohol taste is strong. Mild hop bitterness. Sticky syrupy mouthfeel with a medium body and light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3264) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
bottle thanks to adamjackson! big sweet rumcake. sweet raisin and plummy booze dough. port. pleasant fruit character. better than expected. plummy twangy fruit and booze. touch metallic. okay. becomes quite sweet and boozy as it warms. warming at least.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11612) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle shared at a ChrisO Tasting - London. This one I brought from the USA. Pours lightly hazy, glowing ruby with a fine, white foam head. Big malt aroma, hints of caramel and berries. Hefty sweet flavor with lots of ripe and semi-dark fruits, caramel, some booze, mild earthy hops and pine. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with syrupy caramel and other toasted sugars, plenty of very hot alcohol, caramel, semi-dark and ripe fruits. Not perfectly balanced. It’s OK. Pretty punchy.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ed5388 (2197) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a thick head. Aroma is caramel malt and boozey, with some hop presence. Taste had a deep malty flavor and overpoweringly boozy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (1999) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle poured a caramel brown in color with a little off white head. Aroma has licorice, brown sugar, vanilla, sweet perfume, and bitter floral hops. Mouth feel is medium with lower carbonation. Flavor has sweet malts, light chocolate, vanilla,light hops, medium bitterness, and some heat. Smooth for the strength and much enjoyed. Home run for otter creek!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11344) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2013
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Very dark brown beer with a small but lasting beige head. Malty fruity aroma, hazelnuts, caramel, raisins, prunes, chocolate, toffee, dades, roasted, chocolate, marcipan, cream, pears and grapes. Fruity flavor, dades, raisins, hazelnuts, hoppy bitterness, caramel, citrus, earthy, floral, toffee, some warming alcohol. Long nutty finish with marcipan, toffee, caramel, grapes and some earthy notes. Really good!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50