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Otter Creek Copper Ale
Otter Creek Copper Ale

Otter Creek Copper Ale

Style; glass: Alt Kolsch; tumbler
12 fl oz x 5.4% ABV = 64.8 / 60 = 1.08 beers * 150 C = 162 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $1.20

Aroma: Hay, corn, faint.

Visuals: typical packaging, beautiful, bright copper body, brilliant, staying white head, sticky lace.

Taste: Some depth, spicy, hoppy, malty. Caramel, roasted malts, some coffee. Tasty!

Palate: start is spongey, middle is drying, and finish is acetic, bitter, and enjoyable.

Overall: perhaps the best of the sampler. It was sold to me by the beer manager at Canal’s who suggested that this was their flagship. I think they should focus on this malty, slightly bitter, delicious session brew.

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Long Trail Double Bag Ale Altbier Kolsch
02/17/2009, 3:47 AM
Filed under: Altbier, Kolsch (kolsch, altbier), Long Train

ABV: 7.2%
Calories: estimated at 170C
Volume: 12 oz
Glass: wine goblet
Purchased at: Circle liquors
Price per fl oz: $2.00 / 12 fl oz = $.16 per fl oz
Consumed at: home

sensory first impression: nice aroma, taste, and weight,. Wine scent, but nice flavor. color is a beautiful orange depth of color. Great hoppy and malty depth.

Aroma/Olfactory: 9 out of 10
Malt flavor is: caramel, syrupy, cereal, nuts, roasted
Hop flavor is: floral, herbs
Yeast flavor is: doughy, rough, of pretzels, great depth and weight.
Other flavors include: alcohol, bubblegum, butterscotch, licorice, raisin, sulfur

Visuals/Appearance: 4 out of 5
Color is: bright, orange, red, fiery, orange ruby
Liquid is: clear, clean
Head and lace are: minimal, tan

Taste/Flavor: 10 out of 10
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: medium to heavy
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: heavy
Sour level is: medium

Palate/Tactile: 4 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: medium
Texture is: creamy, sticky, slick, thick, oceanic
Carbonation is: average
Finish is: astringent, long

Overall experience: 17 out of 20. I liked the texture, the color, the flavor, and the aroma.

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Victory 10 Years Alt

Glass: Concave Pilsener
Purchased at: Canal’s Discount Liquors, Burlington, NJ – Thanks, Mike!
Price: $1.89
Size: 12 fl oz
ABV: 8.5 %
IBU:
Estimated Calories: 175 C
RateBeer Rating: 84

Aroma 8 out of 10
Intensity: Medium
Balance: Sweet
Impression: Nice

Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Sweet Toast
Hops Flavor:
Earth Floral
Other:
Hops, bit of mold
Notes: A very nice aroma, though somewhat faint for the flavor.

Appearance 5 out of 5
Color: Copper
Clarity: Brilliant
Head Retention: Persistent
Notes: A stunningly beautiful beer. It is a deep copper under an off white head that won’t quit. Very nice.

Flavor 9 out of 10
Intensity:  Strong
Balance: Nicely balanced between Sweet and Bitter
Impression:  Nice
Malt Flavor:
Grain Bread Sweet Toast
Hops Flavor: Earth Floral Herbal
Other: Wheat, hops, honey
Notes: A surprisingly hoppy beer, and delicious. Dark, roasty, and deep. A great beer.

Palate 5 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Sensation: Creamy Warming
Body:  Full
Carbonation:  Lively
Finish

Length: Long
Intensity: Strong
Balance:  Bitter
Notes: The finish is one of the best parts of this beer. Thanks again, Victory.

General Impression: 18 out of 20
Craftmanship:  Excellent
Freshness:  Fresh
Personal Taste:  Liked
Notes: A great achievement in both your history and this beer. Fine job, and keep it coming.



Flying Dog Tire Bite Golden Ale
05/28/2008, 2:35 AM
Filed under: Flying Dog, Kolsch (kolsch, altbier) | Tags: , , , , , , ,

ABV: 5%
RateBeer rating: 18
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: altbier
Purchased at: Varsity Liquors, Princeton, NJ
Price: $1.33
Consumed at:

First Impression: Nice character on a very average beer. Aroma is wheat and malt. Visuals are a pale yellow body with a thin white head. Taste is easygoing, simple, and crisp. Palate is dry, longer finish then you might expect. Second Impression: You might as well be drinking a Budweiser, but there is certainly a different sense and respect of craft here, in the finish, clarity, taste, and color.

Aroma: 4 out of 10

Visuals: 3 out of 5

Taste: 4 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 10 out of 20