Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from State Line. Pours a slight hazy bronze color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and faint hops. The taste is toasted malts, citrus hops. Medium bodied. Decent.
kramer (4582) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a small fizzy white head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is slightly sweet with some soggy grains and just a light hint of hops. Flavor wise it’s a bit bland, some slight honey and bready malt sweetness without much backing from hops. Slightly sticky and lingering on the finish. It lacks any sense of crispness or heft to the body. Not terrible, but not something I’d ever seek out again.
beerme31 (447) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange golden color, hazy, medium-thin off-white head. Aroma of grass, earthy, berries. Mild sweet taste. Light body, somewhat sticky texture, ave. carbonation, bitter hop finish. Overall decent easy drinking ale.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper color with foamy white head. Hop aroma mixed with bitter malts, a bit fruity and grassy in the nose. Palate was heavy in hops and some malts of a grainy and biscuit flavor. Clean bitter finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3136) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from total wine sterling. Pours light brown with half an inch of khaki foam. A bit of citrus on the nose. Fairly malty and a bit sweet on the tongue. Finishes with a slight bitterness. Solid.
Fech (283) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2012
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malty, fruity brew fairly watered down taste as come to be expected from most otter creek. Crisp and easy to throw back though.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old malt aroma. Hazy orange color with a medium tan head. Sweet light beginning with mild bitter finish. Lightish palate.
blackflag321 (431) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flavor is mostly malt; I didn’t pick up any hops; has a hint of some grass or something herbal, but it doesn’t stand out. Overall, not a bad beer, but not really good either.
Cakes (345) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2013 12 oz bottle.
One of the best aromas I have smelled from a beer in years.
Pours a deep orange. Notes of fruit here. Grains and grassy notes present.
Finish is of caramel, sweet malt, toasted bread,.
True to the Bock category.
scarletfire65 (858) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Gingerman. Deep orange pour. Rich malty palate, slightly bitter finish. Flavors of orange, caramel, ripe berries. Not bad.