artmcd8 (1078) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Said to be a different beer than the previous Groundhog. I’m definitely impressed for the company. The new management pulled this one around and produced something decent.
nike (822) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My brother-in-law had one in hidden in his fridge. I just assumed it was the Straub light that they put out every year. But, this one was tweaked. Poured a dark red color with a brownish i inch head. Aroma was of toasted malts, some dark fruit. Flavor was light sweetness (maybe fruit flavors), light hoppy taste. Medium body. I liked the altbier.
douglas88 (5115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Barley and Hops. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A sweet caramel and malty nose. A smooth nice flavor, very clean, sweet fruity malts, some yeast and light metallic finish. Good. Some bubblegum in the finish.
kramer (4347) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that fell to a thin covering. The nose is pretty decent, a light fruitiness over a toasted and slightly husky maltiness. A touch of hops round out the aroma. The flavor strikes me as a bit astringent right off the bat, and I think it detracts from the maltiness and light fruitiness that is there. I think it could benefit from a dose if hops that could add a little more zing to the flavor profile. The body is a bit on the watery side as well, I wish it were a bit more creamy and airy. Fizzy soft carbonation. I had bigger hopes for this one, there’s potential here, but the recipe needs a bit of a tweaking.
dpjuart (1029) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy Nate. Pours clear brown with red and blonde hues. Caramel notes, brown sugar in the nose. Classic altbier, caramel with mild roast, nice classic hop flavor.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color with a thin beige head. Sweet malty nose. Caramel sweet with some toast, apple fruitiness, and a strong hop pellet bitterness. Okay alt.
cheap (3656) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, I didn’t buy this earlier because I thought it was still the straub light just relabeled but when I had it at the Bocktwon, I knew it was not the same old lady. Nice looking darker brew, but not really ’red’. Has a slaggy smell about it. Taste is freindly, much better than many domestic alts. Yes, freindly and easy, goes down without any negative beer attitudes. There is a tad of bitterness but its just enough to let you know its an alt. Good overall beer drinken experience.
bierkitty (142) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just stumbled across this on Groundhog Day. Clear deep amber with a medium head that quickly faded to fine lacing. The hop aroma, probably Saaz, lingered nicely. A bit of toffee flavor balanced the hops and finished dry and bitter. Not a bad groundhog nog.
zach8270 (3037) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 12 oz - Night of the Titans 2013) Copper pour with a nice off-white head. Malty aroma with a light grassy hop hint. Flavor starts with a mild malt sweetness leading into that dry and bitter hop middle with a slightly dry and grassy hop aftertaste. Good out of the bottle but better on tap at the brewery.
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker red color with a beige head. Aroma was of toasted malts, light chocolate, some dark fruit, and yeast. Flavor was fruity, light hop bitterness with light sweetness and toast notes. Nice altbier