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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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Summertime requires a crisp, refreshing brew to beat the heat. If you can’t be soaking up the lakeside sun or cannonballing into your favorite swimming hole, then pop the top on our Vermont Lager and enjoy the next best thing.

Our Green Mountain homage to the classic European-style lager, we used German Pilsen malt and, in true Vermont fashion, a whole lot of Noble hops to give off a big hop aroma that makes this summer seasonal a real head-turner.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Not much better than a BMC lager here. Poured to a golden yellow with medium-thick white head that dissipated quickly and left little lacing. Aroma was grainy with little else to offer, and the flavor was no better. Not even a good session beer. Not much good to say about this one.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Had an Altbier from Otter before this and I was pleased with it. Unfortunately, I cant say the same thing about this one. Offensive and the hops are a bit off. This is not properly classified/

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (5332) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2008
A premium lager???? No way. This beer had a small aroma (maybe some hops). The body was clear orange-yellow. The taste was ’nasty ass.’

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
glaze0101 (79) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2007
My least favorite of the Otter Creek beers. Great for getting drunk though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Not a tremendously distinctive experience. Medium yellow/brown in color; average taste.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Heathen (1463) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 14, 2007
THOUGHTS: A trade withe my brother. Probably wouldn’t have bouth this on my own and I probably won’t try it again. If I wast a lager I’ll have a Sam Adams. Not awful, but nothing special. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium yellow with nice carbonation threads and an average to large, sudsy, white head that slowly diminished and kept a thin cap leaving a fair, crytal looking lace.The aroma was lightly malty and light to moderately grassy hops with light yeast. The initial flavor was lighlty sweet and bitter, while the finish was moderately bitter and sour with an average duration. The flavor was lightly malty moving to a more bitter hop finsh with a little more malt coming back in the throat. The light body was a little dry but mostly watery with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/20/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

clear dark gold, wispy white head, streaks of lace, sweet candied malt aroma with light floral hops, light bitter malt flavor, just a touch of sweetness, bitterness grows into a long bitter finish, decent example of the style

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.7/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: 4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (1789) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2007
May 2005 - Poured light golden brown with nice head and lacing. Most notable is that this is probably the hoppiest lager ever. I’d say it’s unbalanced, but I guess that’s a matter of opinion. If you’re a hophead going for a lager with some bite, this might be for you. I wish I could have tasted the malty/fruity/toffee tastes others have mentioned.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Pretty much down the middle. Notes of malt on the nnose and larger greass like notes of malt on the mouthfeel with a bit of a bruned edge. It drinks dry and crisp and the finish has that odd burned aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2007
12 oz Bottle-Poured a clear golden/copper color w/a moderate foamy off white head. Slight hopped aroma. Really just not a whole lot here, some hops, grass, a little sweet. Inoffensive but uninspiring. Somewhat dry, short finish. I’d drink it if someone was giving them away, but don’t bother to seek it out.


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