TheHopster (1091) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle served at the Carnegie Inn and Spa, State College during parents weekend October 2016. Nice Red/Amber Ale with balanced malt and hops flavor. Nice local selection
smaynard6000 (1060) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a sparkling red with small tan head. Aroma of caramel malt and grain. Balanced flavor, somewhat sweet but with some bitterness to round out the finish. Light bodied and drinkable. Pretty good.
BroadestTom (422) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma caramel, bread, raisin, butterscotch,
Appearance amber, clear, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate medium body, average carbonation,
Overall a nice malt forward beer with a touch of hops. I would suggest this beer to a friend.
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear red-orange colour with medium tan head. Aroma is malty, caramel, nuts. Taste is similar. Decent beer.
can8ianben (1512) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasty reddish ale with faint hops and aggressively malt-forward beer. It’s tasty and drinkable, faintly sweet. Nice.
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA rated 1-14-12 -
Had on tap at brew pub.
Appearance - Pours a light red color with a nice slighly off white head.
Smell - Sweet carmel and malts meet the nose. Rather sweet with a slight bit of roasted notes and hop at the end.
Taste - Not as sweet as I would have expected. Was meet with some carmel sweetness (just not as much as would be expected). mainly hit with some roasted and bready malt flavor with a slight amount of bitter hop at the end.
Mouthfeel - A decent body with a nice level of carbonation. Nice smooth easy drinking.
Overall - A slightly above average beer. In my opinion not the best of Otto’s , but quite good none the less.
Leafs93 (2226) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On the 6th day of Christmas 2013...Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and a hint of citrus. Taste is sweet with some tartness. Medium bodied, good carbonation .
merc7186 (3041) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours nicely with a decent dark reddish hue to it, has minimal lacing a thing white/reddish head. The smell is very noticably caramel with some mild earthly malt scent on the back end. The taste is a decent caramel taste up front with a blended malty, mildly bitter taste on the back end, but it gives away to the caramel sweetness eventually. The mouthfeel is somewhat dry, well carbonated beer feeling. Overall, this is a decent red ale from a regional microbrewery. Id expect more from someone who distributes more but this holds its own.
Cakes (422) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Sweet, malty nose imparts notes of toffee, toasted nuts and spicy hops with restrained acidity. Medium-bodied and watery with mostly flat carbonation. Leans pretty heavily onto the sweet side of balance. Very lightly acidic. Lengthy, sweet, chocolaty and then astringent, dry finish. One of the better red ales that I have ever had.
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like my red ale much more hoppy. This beer seems to be all about the malt. Not bad, but just not what I wanted it to be. Nose is a musty and grainy. Crisp mouth feel is nice though.