Five Year Anniversary Ale | Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Otto's Pub and Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ski271 on 10-19-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by CharlesDarwin:
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2.52/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub - Oct 31, 2007. Aroma is a cranky, stippled reek of bathroom medicines, fermenting gourds and overly sweet sugar. Not appealing. Pours a amber-tinted gold, plain, clear and rimmed with whitish. Flavor yields an overly phenolic and biting Belgian yeast. Alcohol runs hot and the body sticky, cloying and overworked. There’s a lot a sense of yeast stress in this beer. Too much alcohol, fusels, and harsh grain chemicals. Really nothing pleasant about the component profiles of this beer. There are a few washes of pale mature fruits and bubbly bread spritzes, but generally it suffers from overproduction. Bold notes of bubblegum that puts it over the line for me. Finishes with confused mossy hop flash. Right up there with the Reverend.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Deuane
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep amber with a lighter fringes. Small, off-white and creamy head. Light lacing after the head diminishes due to the alcohol strength I assume.

S - Sweet and boozy with a pleasant apple scent. Most certainly made with a belgian yeast strain.

T - A bigger, badder version of a belgian dubbel. (did not know it was a quad at the time of my review) Fruity (apple/raisin/dark berry)with nice malt backbone.

M - Quite sticky with the definite sting of alcohol heat. Nice a sweet but a little thin. Quite smooth with light carbonation.

D - A solid beer. Nice to have and celebrate the 5th anni of Otto's. A bit difficult to drink more than one at a time! Nonetheless a pleasant brew.

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Photo of JAXSON
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpup. Clearly this is not a quad. Pours clear orange/amber, seems to be a Belgian trippel if anything, much in the line of many De Dolle offerings but without the wonderful yeasty qualities. I got alot of candi sugar and some lighter fruits. A bit too sweet, and a bit too thin as well.

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Photo of ski271
4.55/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Released in honor of the fifth anniversary of this very successful brewpub.
A: Clear, medium, amber with a little copper tinge. The head is small, off-white and creamy. It quickly diminishes to a wispy, thin film yet still leave light rings of lacing down the glass, marking each sip.
S: Very sweet and vinous, caramel malt, light alcohol and a hint of vanilla.
T: Sweet and fruity with pleasant Belgian yeast, moderate malts. Grape, raisin and some soft berry flavors
M: Sticky-sweet on the lips. Incredibly smooth initial mouthfeel with a good alcohol zing as it moves toward the dry, warming finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
D: Just a wonderful beer, definitely worthy of being chosen to be the celebratory beer for their 5th anniversary. I just hope I don’t have to wait another 5 years for him to brew this again!

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Five Year Anniversary Ale from Otto's Pub and Brewery
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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