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


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RATINGS: 159   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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emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Pours a dark copper with a medium head (poured aggressively). The aroma is sweet, mostly sweet malt and hop. The flavor is sweet too, not bad. Light hop bite. The palate has some bubbly carbonation.

tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2004
Sweet caramel malts with a nice hoppy aroma with some mild alcohol apparent. Clear burnished copper colour with small tan head that recedes to thinly cover. Caramel malts up front with orange-grapefruit-citrus-pine hops. Mild bitterness leaves a very sweet round flavour. Unfortunate strong alcohol in the finish. Medium body and very low carbonation. Some alcohol warming. This would be far more enjoyable if the alcohol was not so apparent in the finish. Bottle

Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2005
Sweet fruity nose. Caramel and burnt sugar. Hint of maple. Good malt character with fruity sweet hops. Medium amber clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium bodied with smooth medium carbonation. Starts sweet with caramel and toasted sugar. Fruity notes throughout with citrus oily hops bitter finish. Smoooth pale ale, this is. Great bitter but not harsh, and the finish is a bit watery. Dry bitter after.

FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2004
A deep copper color that is topped by a tan head. Fairly clear though not brilliant. A malty biscuit-like aroma with some hoppy notes are immediately evident in this beer. This is a nice beer, it has lots of malt flavors that ends in a bit of roastiness. Notes of dark fruit: plum, raisin and perhaps some concentrated orange. The hopping is pleasingly bitter in the finish with some piney-citrusy hop flavor up front. The balance between the malt character and the hops is well done with both complimenting the other.

zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2006
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear orange pour with not much of a head. Almost non-existant aroma but what I could smell was slightly hoppy. Very bitter and hoppy taste with a bitter middle and a sour and bitter finish.

Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2007
12oz bottle- A light amber body with a nice off white head and it has an aroma of malt with a little hops. Taste of malt with some hops thrown in. Not a bad amber but a little hoppier than others which is not a bad thing.

Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Medium amber, OK head that faded quickly but not completely. Slightly overcooked caramel malt aroma. Flavor was caramel with a slightly fruity hop note mixed in, a touch of citrus, a touch of earthiness. Honestly not half bad.

DYCSoccer17 (3708) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Batch 1451 11/13/03 bottle. Pours a copper/amber color with a small 1 cm off-white head. Aroma is faint, maybe some hops in there. Start is slightly metallic tainted. Middle is robust with lots of hops. Finish mellows. Would be a much better beer, but metallic taste hurts it.

hershiser2 (3667) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Paid $1.20 for a 12-oz single bottle. Pours cloudy amber brown with no head. I mean none. Thin aroma of malt and dishsoap (no, there’s no residue from my glass, because my glass has not been washed with soap in quite a long time). Bland flavor. Nutbrown like with a strange bitter lingering finish that isn’t all that pleasant. Ehh, why a plain amber for a winter seasonal anyway?

OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2004
Bottle: ok nose vanilla, oak. clean brownish orange amber. small head that faded. sweet & bitter flavor, carmel, lite chocolate, grapefruit pine mix. sticky bitter finish. Bottled 10/29/03 batch#1444, a bit old, but what the heck. have to check out fresh next season.

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