pivo (2685) - GERMANY - JAN 10, 2004
Nice start with a sweet fruity nose, deep amber color, and an attractive head. Cracker-like maltiness with some apricot fruitiness. Medium body. A good party beer. Not too heavy. They could have diverged a little from the typical ale canon as Otter Creek often does. raymow (1602) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Nice copper color, mildly hoppy with a dry finish. I'm not all that impressed with it but it wasn't horrible either. TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2004
So, I have decided to give up beer after this weekend until St Patrick's Day. What was I thinking? Well, if nothing else, it gives me a chance to drink excessive amounts of beer this weekend before I start my stupidity.
BTW - This beer, not that great. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2004
The malt flavors are nice in this one - chocolate and caramel, little hint of coffee. The finish is dry, but it becomes overly sweet at the end. Color was a deep copper red with a medium tan head and good lacing. muzzlehatch (4952) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Decent moderately hoppy, slightly bitter/astringent smoky/woody, slight pepperiness, strong bitter finish, pretty nice. Nose sweeter than flavor. I'm not a big fan of this brewery, but this puppy ain't too bad.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Clear deep copper with a slight tan head. Somewhat malty aroma, and meaty. Carmel malt and slight hip flavor/bitternes. Drinkable, but nothing more. mribm (462) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Bottle - Batch #1456. Malty and sweet, but not much else. Not really warming, or at least it doesn't seem to be warming. Sometimes beers are very deceptive with their ABV. This may be one of them, I only have one to sample. This has a nice flavor, but not my idea of a winter beer. Needs an alcohol kick and some hops to back it up. Not a bad beer, however it is one dimensional. YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Grape apricot nose....... Amber colored, light head....... Sweet malt taste. igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2003
wonder what the ABV of this one is? i definitely get a whiff. color is clear amber with a thin off-white head...mostly non-lasting. aroma is alcohol and lots of toffee caramel. plenty of roasted malt flavor and some citrus from the hops. Holdwine (1227) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Better than expected for an amber ale meets APA. Good looking pour with a creamy tan head. Decent malting leads off with a nice ho twist that lasts, and not in a bad way. Very easy to drink more than one.