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Otter Creek Winter Red Ale

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


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Winter Red Ale has the traditional characteristics of a red ale with the addition of an ample amount of hops to create subtle bitterness and medium aroma. A perfect ale for a bitter winter evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cakes (411) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
12 oz bottle Poured a very deep amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, head that diminished but lasted throughout. Sparkling. Very nice lacing. lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, with a nice hop balance. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt and hop finish is lightly bitter. Very appealing nose. Not an overdone or spicy winter ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1472) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours a deep ruby red with a very hoppy aroma. Taste is mildly sweet up front and finishing with a nice dry crispness. Expected it to be sweeter, but it has a nice clean flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2012
12oz ruby amber filtered color. Frothy off-white head. Medium bodied, moderately hopped Amber, a slight touch of cherry vanilla in the finish. Certainly malt centered, very mild and sessionable. Not bad, sort of a run-of-the-mill beer in general though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (2794) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Approximately 2 oz. sample poured from bottle at beer class at Total Wine & More in Chantilly/Fairfax, VA. Clear, orange-red copper with khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of bread, caramel, nuts and pine. Taste of bread, caramel, hops and pine. Medium/light body and low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a nice two finger beigh head. Aroma was toasty with caramel and piney hops. Flavor was hoppy and bitter with toasted malts, caramel, pine and a hint of toffee with a medium body and a slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5673) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Aroma is light pine and malts. The flavor is very malty, mild hoppiness and a mildly tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1442) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Not bad, has a nice mild well blended malt/hop aroma. A nice body, well carbonated. Has a bit of roast malt taste with a small after taste of piney hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BiddleBrau (1145) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
BoMC selection. Red as description notes. nice just off-white head. There is a big malt aroma that turns to candy sweetness. Flavor is muddled, hops and malt don’t play well together. Hop flavor is distracting despite caramel malts attempt to make this a decent beer. This went downhill from the appearance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (2072) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottled in November 2011. Robust malt aroma. Clear amber color with a large tan head. Bitter beginning with a thick sweet middle and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a big foamy white head. Nose is rich grainy and nutty up front with light grassy hop notes in the rear. Palate is smooth with a light bite. Flavors of rich toffee and nuts with a nice resin hop backbone.

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