Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 9/18/10. Pours a clear golden color with a medium head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy and sweet malts with a grassy finish. The taste is grassy hops, nutty malts and a dry fruity finish. Medium bodied.
obguthr (5417) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Weak corn nose. Clear yellow, thin head. Flavorless. Reminiscent of Coors Light.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Lloyd at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Fairly clear golden body with a small white head. Sweet pilsner malt and light spicy hop aroma. Sweet spicy hop flavor, with a pilsener background. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Other) 12th Richmond RB gathering. 12 oz bottle courtesy Lloyd. Spicy hops over moderate grainy aroma. Clear light straw with small white head. Lightly grainy flavor with nice supporting spicy hops. Medium to light body and mouth feel. Finish is clean and spicy. Nice.
Butters (4033) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering XII. Very pale yellow pour with ring of white head. Clean crisp, saazy. Definitely a decent plisner.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the GLB. This pours a light yellow amber with a bit of a head. Aroma is german hops, saaz perhaps, at least that’s what I get in the taste. It’s a well crafted local lager, tastes clean and no off flavors.
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Saaz hops taste, a pretty drinkable interpretation halfway between an American Pale Lager and a Czech Pils. Enjoyable, I would drink this on tap.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draft @ Beale St BBQ) I had this a few weeks ago and at that time thought if might just be an alias, but alas it is new. Rating from no notes and a dim memory...Semi-darkish golden, slightly hazy. Smallish off-white head. Light aroma of pine with some fruit and caramel underneath. Palate is fairly smooth although slightly pebbly. Dryish. Flavor of light caramel and fruit with a light piney bitter snap toward the finish. Not alot of the malt/honey/hay notes I’d expect from a pilsener. Just kind of ho-hum and probably a bit inferior to the Leafpeeper.