Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
This was actually surprisingly good. Very well done Otto’s!
Appearance: Served an amber read color in a pint glass.
Smell: Hoppy amber caramel aroma, with hints of fruitiness and bitterness.
Taste: This beer was similar to how I remembered St. Rogue Red with sweet malts through the center, and crisp edges with a bitter hop kick.
Mouthfeel: The medium body it thin-ish but zippy enough to feel bigger than the body would suggest.
Drinkability: This is a very easy sessionable beer!
Hope this is helpful.
Dacrza (1069) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2008
ANOTHER prize for my fantasy excellence courtesy of Ryan...22 oz. bottle... dark brown body with oddly carbonated head...head is white and thin and flattens quickly...hops flourish early, bright and sprucey...medium-to-full bodied and effervescent--strong around the tongue and vibrant, almost demanding...a crisp, malty presence--no frills, full-on balance of the bitter and the sweet...Otto’s continues to deliver, after having my school twained by the Jolly Roger and my tongue singed by the Double D...a memorable and enjoyable way to welcome March--like the month, lion and lamb in one...rating would be higher if the opening and closing experiences matched urbeer (40) - Lo, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2008
Thx to brad. Bottle 1pt 6fl oz. Poured a clear reddish ale with a nice creamy head. Nice hoppy aroma with hints of pine, and some grapefruits. A malty flavour that I like very much, with hints of caramel, some fruits. Medium bodied and well balanced, nice carbonation.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2003
A very nice Amber. Reddish and clear. Smallish off-white head. Toasted malt aroma. Taste is more complex, sweetness balanced with roasted nuttyness. Medium bodied with nice clean malt finish. Good stuff. egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Draft at the Old Corner... Poured a dark amber with a creamy off white head and light lacing on the glass. Very hoppy aroma. The taste was nicely balanced between bitter hops, and very nice sweet malts. One of the better Amber Ales I have had.
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma is a piquant, rich sweet grain, light honey, browned toasted and almond liqueur. Gentle, nuanced and suave. Pours a deep mahogany amber, ruddied in florid delight. Rim of clay-colored head. Flavor is a rich, delicate malt, dappled with toothy grains, fresh bread, savory herbs and a full bouquet of ranging tree boughs. Hops seem to back up and look inwardly at this beer, great balance especially considering the really dry, beautifully attenuated finish with delectable freshness and tingling mineral qualities. Yeast settles into the beer and gives an undertone of elegance. All around nice. One of those expertly crafted recipes, brewed to perfection and exhibiting all its glory in a style that’s so unoriginal that good work really stands out. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle shared by Puddintane courtesy of mj: Pours a clear deep red with a light tan head. Aroma, caramel, bready notes and floral hops. Flavor, citrus, caramel, toffee malts, nice hoppy bite to the finish. This was a pretty nice brew. kkearn (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2007
22oz bottle. Pours reddish amber, with a moderate sized tan head. Sweet malty aroma, with some caramel and nutty character. Flavor is primarily malt, with some toffee, spice, and nice hop character. Above average red ale.