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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2012
On draft at the brewery. Amberish color with a red hue. Little thin but very drinkable for a winter ale. Hints of grain, and light caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Clear copper color with an off-white head. Aroma of grass, hops, and mild notes of fruit. Hintsof cherry flavor with mild hop bite, caramel, and grain. Impressive lacing. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Otter Creek Brewery: Pours a really red color with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts and piny hops. Taste is much the same. The catch is that this is actually good. The correct balance is stricken and an amber ale soars away from the shores of mediocrity. Indeed, this is a pretty excellent session, with enough flavor and sessionability to satisfy most.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (3328) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2011
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 3130103111. The pour is cherry wood red with a longer lasting foamy head. The aroma is slightly sweet and moderately hopped. The body is in the medium range. The taste very bitter with a durable hoppiness to the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3821) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Had at my friends house for dinner. Tastes of cherry, caramel, dough, grass, and slightly herbal. A bit thin on palate but overall tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (6178) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Fairly nice mix of cherry, caramel, and grass aromas. Clear auburn, medium yellow head, decent lacing. Flavor is hay and leaves, subtle cherry notes, orange peel finish. Slightly resinous, but more than tolerable. A hoppy red, not imperial by any standard, nor is it an IPA. Nice beer and the brewery nailed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (5814) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Pours deep orange-mahogany into a Sam glass. Off-white conglomerate head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Caramel, dough and mild resin aromas. Dry with earthy caramel upfront turning metallic in the lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7489) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark orange-brown color with a large fluffy orange-tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was lightly toasty with a strong floral, herbal and piney hop presence that was moderately rough. The flavor was bitter and harsh vague fruity, herbal and piney hops. The finish was long, rough and hoppy. Medium body. Eh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Copper, lt tan head. Nose is caramel, a bit of diacetyl & cooked veggies, English & piney hops. Flavor is caramel maltiness, a bit of cocoa, English earthy hop. Lingering bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours a nice deep amber with a nice off white head that has a touch of a soapy quality to it but leaves very nice lacing, not a ton of retention though... fairly sweet malty aroma with notes of caramel or brown sugar underneath a lightly piney and spicy hop aroma... the sweetness is apparent but not overbearing and notes of toasty malts come in to play in the flavor, the hoppiness is overshadowed by the sweet toasty malts, a light spiciness is present though lightly muddled... medium bodied, slightly dry finish, while being just a touch oily... this is decent but is likely to get lost in the mix with other winter seasonals and doesnt seperate itself from other amber ales...

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