Iphonephan (4624) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Trio in Kitty Hawk. Pours a clear gold with a thick lacy off white head. Light bready nose. Light bread and biscuit flavors. Very smooth mouthfeel and finish.
emacgee (4404) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a soft clean straw gold with one finger of soft white head. Nose shows a light malty sweetness and herbal hop profile. Very very mild bitterness on the finish. Pretty solid flavor for a lager, not as light as expected. Bready/malty heavy profile with subtle spicy hop character.
gsmitty80 (2028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Regular old lager, no commecial product like Yuengling but nothing to go out and try.
jsquire (3757) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Effervescent golden beer with a lasting white head. Light grain sweetness with subtle lemon hops. Great compliment to the burger if not a great beer.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Pretty cloudy medium orange pour, medium head. Nose is initially a bit malty like an amber, then some tea-like hops and mild oxidation. Mouthfeel is substantial, lightly prickly in places. Pretty boring brew, not bracing and dry enough to satisfying my lager jones. Would be curious to try fresher (presumably).
drowland (7055) - Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Dark golden pour with a small off-white head. Light aroma, pale malts, lightly bready, a hint of spice and earthiness. Light flavor, bready pale malts, a touch of spice. Goes down easy. Not bad at all for what it is.
bartlebier (2668) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(US backlog 2012) 8x draught sample flight at VA brewpub 14/ix/12. Mild malty lager, refreshing enough in the late VA summer sun, but mostly muddled (underbrewed, fast-tracked vs. "6 glorious weeks", maybe this is an Old European reservation of mine?), forgettable and slightly meh.
coyforce (681) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Zero aroma in this brew, and a halfway sucky pour. Amber with no head. Taste is mildly sweet, but aftertaste is skunky (albeit short).
Emeister84 (1609) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of biscuit and floral hops. Clear gold with a mostly diminishing, white head. Dry and lightly bitter. Light body, medium carbonation, and a clean finish.
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub on 1/19/2013. Poured a golden color with a small, vibrant white head. Aroma was some light lager malts, some mild earthy notes. Flavor was crisp, lager notes, some grain in there too. Pretty refreshing.