CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle VA: Nice brew! The nose is a complex mix of hops, jerz (earthy, dirty), some sugars. Taste reflects the same, carbonation is medium and rinses the alcohol well. The bitterness hits the tongue first, giving way to some sweetness and smoke, ending again with the bitter hops.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a hazed amber with a healthy offwhite head that leaves abundant lacing. Floral and spicy noble hops aroma. Light medium body has a creamy carbonation. Taste is well balanced, with a subtle malt sweetness that struggles to balance the bitter hop profile that is mostly spicy. a hint of ripe pear adds complexity. A very drinkable and well executed lager.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just what a premium lager should be. Nice and fresh. Clean on the palate. Light bodied. Very drinkable. Exactly what you want in a lager. Slight malt in there as well. Laces the glass nicely for a lager as well. Get it!
guzzler67 (1563) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright amber appearance with a medium size white head and nice lacing. Subtle, toasted malt aroma. Malty, grassy taste, moderately hopped, with restrained sweetness. Light-to-medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a short lived finish.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewery 4-19-09
Clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma was Fruit and corn. Flavor was grain, malt and hops with a dry finish
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Light grain and caramel aroma with hint of hops. Clear yellow/golden with small fine white head. Well carbonated. Nice medium body and mouth feel. Clean light caramel malt flavor with light spicy hop flavor. Finish is clean dry and moderately bitter.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of CrellMoset poured into a pint glass.
Pours deep, clear golden amber with streams of bubbles feeding a small white head that stays on as a swirl of bubbles for the duration.
The aromas are the typical smells of pale malts, grain and maybe a faint hint of earthy hops. Overall a pretty sweet and slightly toasted aroma.
The taste has a slightly more noticeable earthy hop profile up front before the sweet pale malt backbone takes over. The finish is fairly dry and a bit bready.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation and a bit doughy on the palate.
This is definitely a good beer for drinking on a hot, sunny day as it goes down very easily. An above average lager.
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 (3960) - 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.