Otter Creek Mud Bock Spring Ale



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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Mud Bock Spring Ale makes its appearance with the spring thaw. The main feature of this full bodied beer is a broad and deep malt flavor. While sweeter than our other beers, a wine-like character provides balance in the flavor profile. Has fruity, herbal and floral notes in the aroma. Available February to May

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 14, 2002
This is the best beer by far from this brewer. I had the winters Ale not to long ago and it was, so bitter that I thought the beer had spoiled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (16138) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Nice dark amber pour. Nose and taste has some fruits, citrus, malts and caramels. Rated 6/22/02

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (1093) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2009
$5 for 22oz bottle ----Otter Creek first got my attention with their jamaican-style stout appropiately called "Otter Mon." The sweet malts are given me chocolate, carmel, and some nut. The hops come through on the aroma, but I cant really detect them on the tongue. My rating is not off the charts, but I do like the taste and lingering chocolate finish. This one is a maybe buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2601) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Brown/black color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Malty nose. Flavor is sweet and sour apple almost medicinal. Different bock. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Manchester Wine & Beer Manchester, CT. The bottle is actually part of the world tour series and is not the small Spring Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3381) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours brown with a small light tan head. Aroma was malty and fruity with light caramel, roast and subtle chocolate. Malty sweet flavor with caramel, chocolate and some nuttiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours brown with light brown head. Aroma is dark fruits with nutty notes. Flavor is roasted malts, mildly nutty, sweet with a bitter twinge in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - SEP 11, 2009
$5 bomber into pint glass. Nice nut brown, almost amberish body. Creamy off-white head that fades to a thin layer and leaves some lace. Aroma is nutty, woods, some chocolate, some dark fruits like raisins and dates, a bit of vanilla. Flavor is a bit strange. Almost chalky, maybe even a bit oxidized (this is a spring release being consumed in the fall... thats not enough time to oxidize is it?). A bit of chocolate and nuttyness, but the astringency seems to override most of the beers "character". Meidum body with medium carbonation. Overall: not horrible, but the aroma set a standard that the flavor simply didnt follow through on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
22oz bottle, from the "World Tour" series. Pours dark brown with a ruby hue, capped with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is quite sweet, with notes of cereal grain, caramel, cocoa, and lucky charms marshmallows. Flavor is sweet as well, with chocolate, caramel, tea, and some roasted malt. Body is a bit thin. I first had this a while ago 񢉎 I believe) and I remember it being a lot more impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz bottle from Hannaford. Pours a dark brown body with ruby-red highlights and about an inch of short-lived light tan head. Caramel, chocolate and a bit of nut characterize the aroma. Chocolate and coffee dominate the flavor, with a fair bit of caramel to support. Medium in body with moderate carbonation. A decent American brown, nothing to write home about, but pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Bomber - Pours a dark copper brown in color with a medium light tan head that settles to a thick coat over the beer and produces some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is slightly sour and fruity with plenty of roasted malts and a few hops. Flavor is much more sour than I would have expected. Little of the other flavors transcend the sourness. Quite disappointing...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (10069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2009
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a deep caramel copper color with a small off white head. The aroma was semi sweet with fruit, some roast, caramel malt, and floral notes. The flavor opened with a sourness that was quite unexpected. Nothing from the nose really made it to the taste. It was thin and not something I would care to revisit.

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