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


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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
A malty amber ale, brewed with 2-row barley malt, caramel malt, and malted wheat, and four different varieties of hops, for a smooth, balanced flavor. The perfect apres ski refreshment, or for any time you want to relax and warm up during the colder months to come.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2006
From a 12 oz. twist cap long neck brown bottle with a list of ingredients on the neck label and a bottling date on the back label, 10/19/05 Lot#1803. Made a good appearance, poured a slightly hazy copper hued amber with a large foamy white head that settled into a thin bubbly lacing, good carbonation. Had a floral hop and toasted grainy nose. A smooth, crisp medium bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Toasted grainy and malty taste with a subtle piney hop bitterness, a little fruitiness and a dry toasted grainy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2006 12 oz bottle. Poured a clear amber color with fluffy off white head. Distinct milk-chocolatey malt nose accompanied by molasses and anise. The aroma really improved as the beer warmed up. Medum bodied and slighty bitter with sweet caramel malt flavor. Carbonation was on the low end, which was a pleasant suprise. Re-rate: The draught version is strikingly different. Flowerty hop nose and flavor with more of a caramel malt flavor than chocolate that is well balanced with the hops. My bottle rating was 7, 4, 7, 3, 13. Not suprisingly, draught was better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2006
12oz, bottle, bottled 10/19/05. Pours a copper amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of some caramel malts, some biscuits, and a little bit of citrus hops. Hops start up front, but give way to malty sweetness, and a fairly clean finish. About halfway through, while eating some peanuts, I can pick up on metallic flavor, which sucks. Pretty well balanced otherwise. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbomb (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2006 Very hoppy aroma with strong malt also-surprisingly creamy, thick bodied malt flavor with a nice lingering hop bitterness-very solid, well rounded ale-found it for 5.99/6pk -definitely a good deal

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2006
A creamy head which lasts on a dark amber ale. Smooth and well balanced without being over hopped. Senseable in flavor and finish. Absolutly delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (7606) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
Bouteille de 12 oz achete au Cabot Annex Store (Waterbury Center, VT). Arme: Lgre odeur dpices. Apparence: Couleur ambre avec une faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun mince col mousseux beige et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caramel et de poivre. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture mince. Leffervescence en bouche est moyenne. Amertume lgrement piquante en arrire got. (Rating #423)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Dark copper with a lasting, cream colored head. APA/IPA-worthy aromas of citrus and pine with a malty background. Flavor has balance with hearty middle-malts and a bittersweet finish with lemon.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Pours with amber-like color with somewhat frothy tan head. Nose has sweet malt caramel character. Flavor is spicy yet toffee-like. Medium body. Clean finish. Good session brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7597) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear amber with a small diminishing white head. Nice aroma of caramel malt, brown sugar and hops. The flavour was quite surprising, theres something odd in there and Im at a loss to try and explain it. It did go away after the first few sips though and for the most part the flavour follows the aroma. This is definitely a unique beer and though I preferred the aroma to the taste I am glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6564) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle. Poured clear copper with a small white dimishing head. Aroma a blend of mild rich hops, light caramel malt, with a bit of burnt candy and fruit. Taste was initially harshly metallic, but the pleasant aspects of the aroma came out on warming. Mouthfeel was bitter and quite flat - overall definitely smells better than it tastes.

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