Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown, thin white head. Smells like raisin, rum and banana. Taste is sweet tea, raisin, and dark bread. I get some clove and banana, too. A bit boozy as it warms. On tap, The Bier Garden.
Pwisn591 (1) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice amber color. It has a pleasant aroma that smells faintly of bananas, and caramel. The taste is similar to the aroma, with a hint of caramel popcorn. To me it feels kinda creamy, but not heavy. There is almost no hops flavor until after I swallow, and even then it’s very faint. This works for me since I don’t like hoppy beer. banana, lightly sour, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, caramel,
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful clearish reddish pour with ring of tan head. Smells of bananas and bubblegum, actually quite nice on the aroma. Flavor is a bit astringent, sweet plum and alcohol and chalky on the palate. Semi bitter finish cloying also. Meh, not too impressed. But not horrible
maxwelldeux (4291) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a smallish off-white head. Nose is a little toasty, but it doesn’t have a lot of smell to it. Taste is a little sweet, but not a lot of substance. Not a huge fan of this.
beerme31 (623) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft. Pours darker golden color, little to no head. Aroma of clove, caramel, licorice, and spices. Taste is medium sweet. Light body and thin texture for being made with wheat, ave. carbonation, spice notes in an abrupt finish. Overall it tasted pretty good but didn’t have enough dark malts for the style.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mediocre effort on a classic style. Thin, oxidized, and meh especially for their take on the style
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler, Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a clear light brown with a small fizzy off-white head. Some coffee, nutty, and light roast with some husky grainy notes and light yeast on the nose. The flavor is light roast coffee, some huskiness, and rather minimal yeast or yeast influence. Tastes more like a watered down Brown Ale. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation, no softness at all. A little too thin and weak with not enough yeastiness.
argo0 (12856) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shenandoah Throwdown, growler, thanks wilkie. Hazy dark amber body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, wheat, some chocolate, light straw. Light-medium body, some stickiness.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler at the Shenandoah throwdown shared by argo0. Brown pour with a slight orange tint. Thin light tan head. Chocolate cocoa aroma with cracker, grain, and a bit of molasses. Very sweet watery taste. Some cracker and chocolate. Not great.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler sampled at Shenandoah Throwdown courtesy of argo0. Pours a clear brown with a small tan head. Not a good start for what is supposed to be a wheat beer. Giant raw Irish oatmeal nose- loads of malt husk. Taste is watery brown ale full of earthy, dirty, iron-rich earth, cheap munich and vienna malt. Tastes like a drain pour batch of brown ale homebrew I did a few years ago. Dunkelweizen- ha!