JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s pretty fun to find a pilsner from a semi-local brewery that is highly regarded. Had some on tap and more out of a growler. Gold pour with a small white head. Fresh cracked grain on the nose, lightly sweet bread malt. Mouth is really nice grain, soft yet refined. Some kind of rustic cracker grain, super fresh. Enough hops on the finish to keep it bright, but appropriately moderate. A very good and subtle nuanced beer, as a pilsner should be. I would really like to try this next to some of Victory’s, because this seems up there with some of the Braumeister and CBC versions.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
New England Bucket List Trip #216. Keg at the brewery. Pours a hazy pale straw with a large creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of grainy, doughy malt, grassy hops, mild apple notes. The taste is snappy herbal, grassy and floral hops. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness, well balanced.
LilBeerDoctor (3567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of bread malt, light fruits. Flavor of sweet fruits, lemon, dry bready malt. Smooth very drinkable zwickel. A little plain.
kramer (5499) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Pours a slightly hazy straw gold body with a great one inch frothy white head that left some nice sticky lacing. Pretty nice appearance for being in a growler for a few days. The nose is just great, dry bready and lightly crackery malt with a beautiful and delicate hoppiness that smells so fresh it’s crazy. A light yeastiness and a very subtle touch of sulphur. The flavor is just as good as the aroma, great bready and doughy pils malt with a subtle softness that comes from this being unfiltered. The slight yeastiness doesn’t dull the hops, it softens them and really rounds off the edges of the bitterness, while they are still fresh and delicious. The mix of the pils malt and perfect hopping level leads to the most wonderful finish that just begs you to take another sip. Very soft and easy drinking with a bit of doughy clinginess on the finish. Nice light fine bubbled carbonation. This is really really good. I always thought that the Hondo Kellerbier from Berwick would be their best, but this beer easily bests that one.
DiarmaidBHK (3850) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours golden with a nice thick white head. Has lemon and floral notes on the nose. Big lemon and floral notes on the tongue. Has a fair amount of hop bitterness on the finish. Very nice!
Cakes (401) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at the 2012 selinsgrove brewfest poured a light orange with a fair clarity and light effervesce of generously spaced micro-bubbles. The head was slight, a bit fizzy and washy, quick to dissipate without leaving much of a lacing.
The nose showed signs of sweet candy and oranges. Light mentions of green leafy noble hops come to surface along with some stalky celery leafs following up.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a slightly hazy golden color with a large foamy white head that left good lacing. The aroma was strongly tart and almost chalky with lemon, and perfumey notes. The flavor was tangy, nutty, bready and had a moderately strong citric and perfumey hop presence. The finish was long tart citrus and perfume. Light to medium body. Well done.