PhatB420 (719) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz into a pint. Pour is fluid, no rising head or picturesque development. Flat. Taste is a bit flat too, not offering much of a dominant presence on the hop or malt level, its a push between the two. an average copper brew here. Would expect more from VT, but it still holds on true to a quality microbrew. Color is a medium brown.dark orange. Aroma is distant spice, foul b.oder, and a bit hoppy. A fall beer nonetheless, but could be much more in theory.
TATE (352) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a thin off white head and a bit of a haze. Sweet malty aroma. Malt comes through at the beginning with a some citrusy hop at the end. Balance seems quite good. Its okay, somewhat forgettable but a nice change from the hop bombs populating the scene.
rjplumer (626) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a mix of caramel and mild nut. Deep brown body with a reddish hue. Mild haziness. Head is thin. Dry nut and malt taste. Has a hint of caramel. Seems kind of plain and straight forward although very drinkable.
DavoleBomb (1513) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.25 A: Moderately hazed copper color. Not even one finger of head formed.
3.5 S: Big toastiness. Nuttiness to a lesser extent. Fairly dry, but sweet enough to be balanced.
3.75 T: Tastes like the nose. Toasty, nutty, grainy maltiness. Moderately dry with a touch of yeast.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess in this.
3.75 D: Not a whole lot going on, but it is tasty.
tfontana (80) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Candia Road Convenience Store. Aroma is mix of bready malt and yeast. Appearance is gorgeous clear copper color (go figure) with beautiful sparkling, one finger frothy white head that dissipates to ring and foamy lacing. Taste is weak and has nothing up front but lightly sweet back end. Palate is light and thin with nice light carbonation on the tongue. Finish is inconsequential. Overall, I’m not sure you’re going to find a nicer beer to look at. But, it’s almost like OCB put all their eggs in this basket and forgot about the other attributes. Not much to recommend it otherwise.
jamesewelch (174) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, from variety pack, poured into 16oz tulip glass
Aroma: Caramel, toffee, sweet, malty, floral hops
Appearance: Amber color, hazy, off white head
Taste: Sweet with a little bitterness
Palate: Medium body, dry finish
Overall: Slightly sweet with some bitterness. Very clean lager. Slight floral aroma. Nice balance with hops and malts. Nice dry finish.
Same style and very, very similar taste to Long Trail Ale. Between this or LT Ale, I think I enjoy LT Ale by a little. I probably couldn’t pick out each beer from each other in a blind taste test.
I think Altbiers like this and Long Trail Ale are great beer-beers. Nothing crazy, nothing too intense, good balance and great tasting. I don’t drink a lot of Altbiers, except for LT Ale and OC Copper, but these are solid beer.
mstrcrwly (603) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap,poured into a pint glass..amber color with an off-white head..aroma of caramel,spices,dark fruits..dry,malty..some hop bitterness..nothing special.
DialSquare (3270) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Kroger in Grandview. Copper pour with thin light tan ring. Aroma of sweet caramel, toasty, little dark fruit. Tastes are sweet malt, grass, little fruit, spice. Slightly dry finish. Ok.
bennetporter (262) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from a bottle a dark amber. Aroma is some floral hops, a little dark wheat. Flavor is a nice sweet maltiness, with some whole wheat toast flavor and a pleasant bitterness. A good beer.
Voodoo (416) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a variety pack.....pours a copper color, surprise, with a medium white head which lingers a bit.....aroma is a bit fruity, earthy......taste is earthy, astringent bitterness, light mouthfeel, disappears quickly off the palette with a bit of a metallic end.
60minuteman (1004) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from variety pack. Aroma of toasted caramel malt, corn, barley, molasses. Flavor is slightly metallic and heavy on the earthy malt and hop. Strange bitterness to it. It’s a bit unpleasant but decent flavor notes.