obguthr (3374) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lemon zest aroma. Clear golden color, little head. Tastes of slight phenolic lemon grass. Solid offering from a new brewer. There is potential for improvement. Disclaimer: No, I couldn’t do any better, but my experience is only in cider.
hopslammed (1) - USA - APR 11, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the closest thing (in my mind) to a good Munich Helles I’ve had since...I was in Munich.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear golden in color with thin white head which does not last long. Aroma of grain, sweet and malty. Taste malty and light bitter finsih.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Clear, deep gold with a thin white head. Lots of carbonation. Grassy, light grain nose, mildly sweet. Decent flavor, grassy and mild malt, a bit of grain. Mild floral bite in the finish. Pretty solid for what it is. Finish is a bit weak, but a pleasant beer.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - FEB 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
a straight forward lager with sturdy malt profile and well balancing hops flavor and aroma.
hopdog (8443) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle labeled Best Before 03 2008. Poured a deeper golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grassiness and some grains. Subtle tastes of grass and some malty sweetness. Not offensive.
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Virginia Touch. Grassy aroma, clear light amber pour with a slight head. Clean pale malt leads the flavor profile, with light noble hops, some grass, and just a whiff of lager-yeast sulfur. Quite substantial body from the malt, and a clean finish with moderate residual sweetness. This is very much a lager, not a pilsner.
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery, part of a sampler. Nothing too exciting but a decent lager, a step up compared to certain other local lagers I could name.
Kinz (3157) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Medium to light gold, decent head, clear. Aroma is of hay and slightly floral hops, pleasant. Flavor was essentially a match, with a nice balancing pale malt sweetness. Nicely done, very clean taste. These guys know what they are doing here.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Fairly substantial for a lager. Dark golden, clear pour with a short white head. Mostly grass in the nose, full lager flavor with more grass, spritz of citrus and malt finishing fairly dry. Good carbonation, edges towards a pilsner style if you let it warm a tad.