Beer 267/365 – Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter

Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter

Style: American Porter

ABV: 5.4%

Purchased at: Sent as an extra from Jared

What makes this beer different: Very light and drinkable

Will I be drinking this again: If it were sold in the area yes.

Grade: B+

8/2/2010: Thanks to Jared for throwing this in as an extra for our 3rd trade. We actually just recently did our 4th trade, and he sent me a ton of extras again. This new found addiction I have to trading beer is all your fault Jared! Damn you! But seriously it is fun stuff and a lot easier/inexpensive than you would think.

Stovepipe doesn’t really have a strong nose to it, maybe a little bit of chocolate. The flavor is very light but nice, roasty malts, some chocolate, and maybe just a pinch of coffee. Mouthfeel is very light for the style, almost too light. Well carbonated. If there is such thing as a “session” porter, this would be it.

Picture of the day: What the

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Beer 259/365 – Otter Creek Copper Ale

Otter Creek Copper Ale

Style: Altbier

ABV: 5.4%

Purchased at: Sent to me by Jared.

What makes this beer different: Lots of mineral flavor, but that flavor isn’t as terrible as it sounds.

Will I be drinking this again: Probably not

Grade: B

7/25/2010: My first beer from Otter Creek! This is also my first beer from Vermont. I actually wonder how many states I haven’t tried beer from on my 365 so far? I know Idaho/South & North Dakota/Arizona… I don’t even know of any good beer from said states? Regardless if I don’t get all 50 states thats fine. After this year is up I plan on doing a 52 week blog, drinking one beer from each state, and from 52 different countries. This beer a day thing is getting rough!

This is my first Altbier, admittedly I don’t know much about the style so lets see what this beer is all about. The nose is.. minerally? Not sure how else to describe it. The flavor is pretty earthy, that mineral flavor rears its head, some sweet malt, and kind of bready. All that being said this beer is just average to me. Goes down pretty easy and tastes just good enough to drink another if I had one around.

Picture of the day: Hilarious misspelling.

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