BeerCritic


Otter Creek Mud Bock (World Tour)
02/19/2009, 3:22 AM
Filed under: Dunklerbock (Mug or snifter), Otter Creek Wolaver | Tags: , , , , ,
Otter Creek Mud Bock (World Tour)

Otter Creek Mud Bock (World Tour)

Style; glass:  American Brown; tumbler
12 fl oz x 5.6% ABV = 67.2 / 60 = 1.12 beers * 150 C = 168 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $1.20

Aroma: dirt, dust, tea, leaves, mold, appropriate for the style

Visuals: Packaging is not really appealing to me, but well done. I prefer realism and seriousness to cartoons and playfulness in beer label design. Deep brown, brilliant. Retains head indefinitely, lacing is fleeting.

Taste: begins very roasted, malty, but not heavy, middle is nutty and leafy, finish is a bit of smoke and clean water.

Palate: begins rounded, middle is drying, a bit washy, finishes rather thin, somewhat spongey.

Overall: Bocks, in general, underwhelm me, but this one is nicely done for the style, and is a superior value, in my opinion.

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Left Hand Rye Bock Lager

Style and Glass: Dunkler Bock, Mug; Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 7.7% in 25.36 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $2.79 (down from $14 ea — I picked up 6 for $15 — madmen there, and they better stay nutso)

Aroma: very nice, inviting, flowery, rye, bready, wheaty, grassy, meadow, rain.

Visuals: interesting label, like an aged iced tea, deep murky brown, cloudy, thick off white head, sticky lace.

Taste: very well balanced, brown ale, sage, onions, rye, roses, tea, chai, some hops, medium strength.

Palate: very nice, smooth oily texture, medium, light, tasty finish.

Overall: A summery brew, refreshing, very enjoyable. A repeat, 6x at least. Maybe my favorite bock so far. Amazing value — makes me wonder why the run on the price. well crafted.