richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks to firemoose15, i would have thought this was a Helles based upon the sweet caramel and grass aroma, which were mirrored in the taste almost with nothing else. there was a little bit of hoppy bitterness at the very end, but i thought this was a nice beer with a very high drinkability value.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2005
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
120z Bottle: Ugh. Smells like a greasy Greek-style pizza crust, with a little water, and a faint hint of spice. Smell is so putrid I can barely put the glass to my mouth. Cloudy golden color. Quickly diminishing, small, white head. No lacing. Flavor, now that is a hard one. I guess slightly grassy and bitter. Thin and metalic. Watery. Worst Otter Creek beer I have had; I’d rather drink a Miller Light.
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured like Budweiser ... check that ... Bud Light. Aroma was off. I guess there’s some malts, but I only got a whiff of socks when I lifted this to my mouth. Luckily it didn’t taste like feet. Light flavor, some fruit, some malt and some chalk. Overall, not very good.
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This ain’t your typical lager beer. This Vermont lager has such a clean finish. The water quality shines through this craft beer. Water is the most important component and this lager taps the Brita Filter! Kiss a beaver! 100th rating!
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this beer was quite tasty. Poured yellow/golden with a creamy white head. The head retention was a bit short. Smell had citrus, lemon and caramel. Same deal with the taste. The citrus and lemon came through nicely at the end. A solid beer for the last days of summer.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - SEP 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Poured a pale yellow in color with a fairly thin white head that diminished quickly. Aroma was of sweet malt and fruity hops. Flavor had plenty of malt that nicely balanced the hefty hop hit. Finished with a slightly sweet malt and lastly faint bitterness. OK, but not real distintive. Worth repeating.
Holdwine (1146) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average lager. Light head with some sweet notes. Hops jumps out, maybe too strongly. Otherwise touches of caramel and roasted malt. Too carbonated. Fruity.
hotstuff (4730) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Bottled on 01/26/05 and batch #1664. Small white head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, lacing was very sparse, carbonated, slightly cloudy, and a pale yellow hue. Aroma was malty, hoppy and sweet. Malty and sweet flavor. Tingly palate. Light body.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle, bottled 3/22/05) Small white head atop a clear apple juice body. Taste is medium sweet, bread, some fruity, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, bread, some caramel, apricot. Watery light-medium body, some cripsness. No bitterness or aftertaste.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botte. Clear gold pour. Malty sweet aroma. More sweet malt and caramel and nutty flavors, and clean slightly-bitter finish. No skunky or off flavors in this bottle. Decent drinking lager imo.