Well on my Slow Tour of Beers I have run across Otter Creek Autumn Ale. This beer had a very nice label, which reflected the arrival of cool weather in the autumn that transforms the landscape and read very well, so I decided to give it a try. No one who has grown up with the seasonal fireworks display of the fall can ever forget it. It becomes written on the soul. But this beer, well it’s extremely forgettable.

How Does it Smell? The smell was very weak, I could not pick up much.

Pour, Color?
There was a caramel clear color to this beer. It looked very good.

Body?
A medium body with lots of bubbles.

Taste?
Bitter. This is a bitter, strong, hoppy beer. I’m not too thrilled with the taste of this beer.

Mouth feel?
This hits you with bitterness right away.

Alcohol feel?
Semi-strong.

Drinkability?
This was/is hard to drink because of the bitterness.

Finish?
Bitterness controls this beer down to the end. It’s a wall I cannot get past.

What about the packaging?
Nice packaging; fits the fall season perfectly.

Some info from the brewer ottercreekbrewing.com

Oktoberfest is our version of the perennial favorite Bavarian Autumn beer. Oktoberfest’s deep golden hue helps bring to mind the old country and its time honored traditions. Brewed with Hallertau and Tettnang hops to balance its clean, malty sweetness, it’s the perfect brew for a crisp Autumn day. Available from August to November.

(OG: 1.049, 19 IBU)

From Otter Creek Brewing

Located in Middlebury, Vermont, we brew all of our fine ales in small batches here at our brewery.

We have been brewing Otter Creek craft beers since 1991.

We have been brewing Wolaver’s organic ales since 1997.

Our mission, along with brewing great-tasting beers, is to make a positive difference in our community, minimize our impact on the environment, and support sustainable agriculture.