Otter Creek Copper Ale

Otter Creek Copper Ale

Rated 3.350 by BeerPals

Brewed by Otter Creek Brewing Company

Middlebury, VT, United States

Style:  Altbier

5.4% Alcohol by Volume

21 International Bittering Units

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COPPER ALE Our year 'round flagship brew is Copper Ale, a medium bodied, amber ale inspired by the Altbiers of Northern Germany. Brewed with six different malts, three hop varieties and our special house yeast, Copper Ale is characterized by a well-balanced blend of malty notes and mild bitterness. OG: 1050, 21 IBU

ID: 145 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank7973
Overall Percentile85.1
Style Rank31 of 267
Style Percentile88.4
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.384
Weighted Score3.350
Standard Deviation0.492

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  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 4.1 4 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A copper colored ale, just like the name indicates. Head is off white, and consists of a generous pile of rocky foam. The aroma is sweet caramel notes, some cereal grains, and some spicy hop hints. Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy. Flavour is slightly sweet with roasted malt character and finishes with a bitter kick.

  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    poured a dark copper color. Its flavor had some fruitiness but has a clean and crisp taste more akin to a lager beer . white head thin lacing. smooth mouth

  • HANTRAN 551 reviews
    rated 3.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Mild nose mostly carmel malts with a hint of spicy hops. Clear copper body is topped with a minimal, short lived head that leaves a tiny lace, the carbonation seems almost soda fizzy up the sides of the glass but does not seem to produce any additional head. Mouth is thin, watery and a touch flat in terms of carbonation. Taste is better then it looks. Lots of really nice malt, slightly sweet with hints of coffee and carmel and a touch of smoke, almost a light Rauchbier flavor. Minimal hop flavor balances the sweetness nicely with a bright high note in mid taste and their is a touch of grass towards the end and a slightly butter and vanilla finish. This is VERY drinkable, I wish the appearance was better attended to and the fizzy quality was dealt with.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Inviting aroma is mainly malty with a strongly yeasty overtone and a firm ribbon of peanut running through it. Pours a nice clear amber with a white head that is thick if not persistent. Taste is a bit wan - malty with an undertone of peanut, and tasty if not outstanding. Texture is fairly smooth and a little tingly, but nothing to write home about. Overall, not too shabby.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.2 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A murky copper body with a thin head. Aroma and flavors of cider vinegar, a slight fruity hop presence, and some malts. Mouthfeel was crisp, and dry. Overall it was o.k. but i didnt care for the vinegar presence.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    an altbier! fuck ja!..a nice surprise, damn duff.. ..my saturday is getting better and better.. not an awfully complex beer and a tad confusing but very easy to drink.. the label needs to indicate this as an altbier, sales might improve... if you dig abit, there are some nice flavours, a good intro beer for a beginner craft beer person ..

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Beginning with an attractive copper (duh!) colour beneath a head that really wasn't, the aroma gave up a delightful mix of hops and malt. Taste - well, I just flat out like it a lot, being rather like an amber ale with some hoppy bitterness to finish. Good, solid mouthfeel, too. Purchased on a whim in Astoria, Oregon. A fine, fine beer.

  • UPSTATEDAVE 853 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Poured a whiskey coulored copper with visable carbonation. Good lacing on the side of the glass with legs. The aroma and taste was of malt with hints of fruit and chocolate. Not a bad beer. I think it would drink better in cooler autum weather. Overall quite drinkable.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    This one pours into the glass with a bright golden-amber body. A bigh white head settles rather quickly into a thin filmy halo around the beer. The aroma is definitely hoppy with a bitter accent. In fact the hops overwhelm in aroma and taste. I’d like this one if it had more balance from the mash.

  • TIMMYK77 404 reviews
    rated 3.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    From the bottle. Pours a crystal clear copper with a white head. Aroma is light and malty. Flavor is sweet, and very clean. Smooth mouthfeel. An okay beer, but not my kind of beer.

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