JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear red with a thin beige head. Nose of creamy caramel and lager yeast. Crisp and bitter hop flavor with a caramel malt balance.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle courtesy of CoolJosh poured into a tulip.
Pours a deep, clear copper with a medium-sized creamy beige head that recedes very slowly to a thin collar leaving some spotty lacing.
The aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, fruit and some toasted bread. The fruit comes in the form of red apples and there are some earthy hops that come though faintly in the nose.
The taste is more of the same - very well balanced with light, sweet caramel and toasted biscuity malts forming a backbone for some light fruity accents and a bit of earthy hops in the finish.
Mouthfeel is extremely creamy with plenty of carbonation and a semi-sweet finish that sticks on the tongue after each sip.
This is an excellent example of an amber and pretty much textbook for the style. That said, there’s nothing especially interesting about this beer - it’s just a really solid, drinkable amber.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brewed in the USA... Courtesy of The Capt, thanks Mark. Pours amber in color with zero head. Aroma of grains, malts and yeast. Taste much of the same with some caramel notes. Mouthfeel is watery and kind of dull. Not a big fan of the style !!
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice mahogany colour. Aroma of grains, faint malts, and barley hops. The diluted taste is similar to the aroma. Watery flavor. Came to expect more from Otto’s.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a red orange body with an off white head. Sweet and malty with caramel and some earthy bitterness. Roasted malt, a bit nutty and some toasted malt character. Eh its okay.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a deep amber with a decent lasting tan head that laces very well. Has a good aroma of caramel and nutty malts. Sweet spices and a touch of hops. Has a good taste, well blended. Good carbination and a good mouthfeel. Light bodied with a good finish. Has a nice texture between watery and creamy. A very easy drinking good beer. I will remember this one when I get back to Happy Valley.
thehoff (569) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz that Kristen brought back from State College. OK beer. Not too shabby. Could use a little more body but not bad.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, toasted malts, and resin. Poured ruby/deep amber/deep orange in color with a medium-sized, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of toasted malts, brown sugar, resinous hops, caramel, and some grains. Medium body. Thin, watery texture. Flat to soft carbonation. Malty, resinous, semi-dry finish.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at brewpub. Poured amber in color with a beige head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, nutty, light toffee and a little spice as well. Tastes of caramel, nuts, toffee, finishing up with some light hops. Pretty standard in the amber ale department. Nothing out of the ordinary.
bp (757) - Queens, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Capones: redish colored with a thin white head, aroma of malt, taste was very malty, medium mouthfeel, not bad.