Otter Creek Otter Kilter

Otter Creek Otter Kilter

Rated 3.114 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Otter Creek Brewing Company

Middlebury, VT, United States

Style:  Scottish Ale

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Otter Kilter, Otter Creek's sixth stop on the "OTTER CREEK WORLD TOUR", is a style modeled after the Scotch Wee Heavy ales. Wee Heavy is a traditional Scotch ale. The rich, malty character can be attributed to the native strain of barley known as Golden Promise. This barley is prized by both ale brewers and Scotch whiskey distillers. And it's not hard to see why once you've tried it. Wee Heavy ales feature a rich caramel flavor that is achieved by boiling the wort in the brew kettle for an extra long time. Hops only grow in the southern part of Britain in England, home of the "Sassenachs" the ancient enemy of the Scots. Needless to say hops are used sparingly in Scotch ales. As they say in Scotland, Slainte!

ID: 25870 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank30466
Overall Percentile39.2
Style Rank485 of 659
Style Percentile26.4
Lowest Score2.6
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.200
Weighted Score3.114
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

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

    This scotch ale pours a medium brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is brown sugar, molasses and maple. A medium bodied Scottish Ale. Malts are caramel, maple sugar, and toast. Hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Just a hint of smoke. Nice beer. I really like this breweries “World Tour” beers. Wish I could get them on the West Coast. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 2.8 15 years ago

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

    Poured a brownish red color. Aroma was a little smokey caramel. Flavor was smoky and toffee which i often don't catch. Overall was lacking the earthiness that i expected for this style.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 2.6 15 years ago

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

    Poured a brownish color, some red-like hues, a mediocre off-white head. The aroma was earthy, caramel, light smoke. The flavor was smoke, only light peat (could easily have been more), toasty notes, short of a char or anything like that, some toffee also there. An odd brew, some off-twist seeming flavors. Mouthfeel was moderately bodied, nothing special, average carbonation. Not a stellar example of the style, although certainly drinkable.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

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

    This isn't going to be confused with the best scottish ales. Decent smokey flavor but lacking a little earthiness to it. Easy drinking beer, but not great.

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