Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle with Butters at the Second Cellar Reduction. Golden pour with a white head. Piney hop aroma. Bitter hops and a good malt backbone.
Butters (3583) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2012 Pours clear golden with fizzy small white head. Aroma is lightly grainy and somewhat metallic. Flavor is sweet and corny with a slight floral hop on the finish. Medium thin body with moderate carbonation. Not up to par.
Sampled at the brewery a couple years later. MUCH better. a little buttery, not corny, with distinct hop floral citrus light addition. pretty Damn good for a lager.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, #434. Clearish yellow pour and small head. Light cornlike flavor and aroma, typical of style. Not too impressive.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not my favorite style, nor beer from this brewer. Too sweet- corn like. Not much malt flavor. Again, I’m biased because I am not a fan of this style, but this one was nothing remarkable.
Proteus93 (65) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clean gold, about a finger and a half creamy head. Looks like a nice lager should... rather nice.
A nice, light citrus/fruit nose, a nice touch of hops in there.
Fruity, sweet malt flavours, followed by hops. Quite a nice balance of malts/hops, with a rather hoppy finish. This is a good, straight forward lager, and I’d say it’s quite honest to the commercial description.
Not at all overly carbonated, though perhaps not too crisp, either. Again, a decent balance, and a nicely rounded lager.
Quite good for its class, and fortunately, it’s a local brewery. It serves as a good respresentative of its style.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent orange bronze with a thin-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty pale malts and a touch of floral noble hops. Starts with a decent body and carbonation with pleasantly sweet notes and good bitter balance before a smooth finish. Pretty true to style and very drinkable. A nice lager.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at brewery. Pale gold with white head. Aromas of salty corn chips, light malt, metal, and some grassy hops. Clean, bright flavors of all of the above, very mellow, with a slightly grassy finish. Very nicely done, and seems to hold up consistently in the bottle.
dpjuart (1029) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6/20/08 - Draft sample at brewery. Pours clear yellow with white head. Nose slight corn. Decent lacing. Nice, clean, malty lager with an abundant of of hop flavor, crisp and clean, slight bitter and corn. Tasty light lager.
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is good for a session beer, water seems kinda hard and the malts and hops are average at best, but the overall flavor is nice and refreshing.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is malty with a corn meal element and a hint of hops and cinnamon. The appearance is gold with a large head. The flavor is like the aroma and not good but not bad. The palate is watery. Overall not something I want to get.