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Otter Creek Copper Ale
Otter Creek Copper Ale

Otter Creek Copper Ale

Style; glass: Alt Kolsch; tumbler
12 fl oz x 5.4% ABV = 64.8 / 60 = 1.08 beers * 150 C = 162 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $1.20

Aroma: Hay, corn, faint.

Visuals: typical packaging, beautiful, bright copper body, brilliant, staying white head, sticky lace.

Taste: Some depth, spicy, hoppy, malty. Caramel, roasted malts, some coffee. Tasty!

Palate: start is spongey, middle is drying, and finish is acetic, bitter, and enjoyable.

Overall: perhaps the best of the sampler. It was sold to me by the beer manager at Canal’s who suggested that this was their flagship. I think they should focus on this malty, slightly bitter, delicious session brew.

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Otter Creek Pale Ale
Otter Creek Pale Ale

Otter Creek Pale Ale

Style; glass: Pale ale;
12 fl oz x 4.6% ABV = 55.2 / 60 = .92 beers * 150 C = 138 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $1.20

Aroma: hay, corn, grains, faint

Visuals: templated packaging. Body is bright, brilliant, and pale, staying white head, interesting lace.

Taste: starts with corn and barley, grassy, middle is water, a little chemical, finish is slightly metallic.

Palate: starts thin, middle rounds a bit in the mouth, quick drying effects towards the short slightly acetic finish.

Overall: Not bad for the price, better than your average macro, but I would seek out something else next time, myself.

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Otter Creek Mud Bock (World Tour)
02/19/2009, 3:22 AM
Filed under: Dunklerbock (Mug or snifter), Otter Creek Wolaver | Tags: , , , , ,
Otter Creek Mud Bock (World Tour)

Otter Creek Mud Bock (World Tour)

Style; glass:  American Brown; tumbler
12 fl oz x 5.6% ABV = 67.2 / 60 = 1.12 beers * 150 C = 168 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $1.20

Aroma: dirt, dust, tea, leaves, mold, appropriate for the style

Visuals: Packaging is not really appealing to me, but well done. I prefer realism and seriousness to cartoons and playfulness in beer label design. Deep brown, brilliant. Retains head indefinitely, lacing is fleeting.

Taste: begins very roasted, malty, but not heavy, middle is nutty and leafy, finish is a bit of smoke and clean water.

Palate: begins rounded, middle is drying, a bit washy, finishes rather thin, somewhat spongey.

Overall: Bocks, in general, underwhelm me, but this one is nicely done for the style, and is a superior value, in my opinion.

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