Otter Creek A Winter's Ale

 
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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A Winter’s Ale is craft brewed in the tradition of a mild scotch ale. The rich flavor blends a pleasantly sweet caramel maltiness with mild hops. Refreshing yet warming, it is a perfect accompaniment to a brisk winter day. Available from November to February.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 21, 2001
Middle of the road beer with mild flavor....................................


3.8
generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
The body has a dark appearance with good clarity and very deep brownish amber color. On top there is a huge light tan head that has great retention. It lasts all the way to the last sip slowly fading down to thin cap along the way. Also it makes for some cool splotchy lacing on the glass. The aroma has notes raspberries and rich lightly roasted malt. The base of the flavor is a sweet, lightly roasted malt with light buttery, bready and raspberry that adds a little tartness. Hop flavor is very light and understated. It has a solid medium body and its carbonation is light on the tongue with a smooth almost creamy feel.

3
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Draft. An average winter ale. The aroma was a pleasant malt scent with a bitter finish, and the appearance was a medium brown with a decent white head. The palate was a medium body with a bitter, crisp finishing texture, and the taste had a similar bitter finish to it. Malty caramel notes complimented by dry bitter and a touch of hops.

3.1
johnnnniee (4408) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Picked up the new winter seasonal from otter creek a raspberry brown, sounds interesting. Pours a dark reddish brown with a stingy beige head that dissipates quickly to form a cap. Smells of vanilla some brown sugar and a sweet fruitiness that I guess could be raspberries. Slight chocolate aroma as she warms. Taste is meh. I found the raspberry to be forward up front and a bit artificial. Think Sam Cherry Wheat but not as bad. There’s a tartness midway through each taste. There’s some brown sugar and sweet malts in the background of a beer that finishes quite dry. Medium body and carbonation with a syrupy/watery mouthfeel. This reminds me of a raspberry wine cooler and ex girlfriend used to drink. If you mixed it with Newcastle you would get this beer. I didn’t really enjoy this one much.

3.9
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Otter Creek Brewing Company--A Winter’s Ale--1999 12 oz. Bottle. 5.80% ABV. 24 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Pours a thick clear dark copper mahogany color. Light spicy front. Rich creamy sweet malty Scottish toasted caramel body. Excellent flavor. Spiciness reasserts itself in dry crusty finish. Sampled 1/3/2000.

3.3
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Lots of alcohol on the palate for such a low ABV. Dark reddish brown color. Okay. Rated 1/18/03

3
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of caramel and dark fruit. Tastes vegetal and spicy with a sweet finish.

2.6
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Winter’s Ale
Date: 12/19/1998
Mode: Bottle
Source: Chevy Chase, DC

dark copper, whispy tan head, spicy malt aroma, rich malt flavor, low levels of spice and bitterness, slight belgian character

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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4.4
CyberWolf (5) - Middlebury, Vermont, USA - DEC 10, 2006 does not count
Malty, clear caramel aroma with some spice in it. Overall, a very good seasonal ale. The beer never goes skunky if you live in Vermont.

3.5
darsan (15) - South Central, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2005
bottled on 11/29/99.Batch 641. cellared. good good good good good good good will add as soon as i find the notes

2.7
tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
Malty, sweet caramel aroma. Clear amber-brown with low, off-white head that diminishes to ring. Liquorice and roasted malts with some notes of butter, peat and spices. Medium-light body with low carbonation. Bottle. Entered from notes.


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