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.
nelsonbrews (16) - charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good lager, however - it left a bit of a bitter tang. I added a lemon and it was awesome!
Kinz (3159) - 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.
Braudog (5461) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Bronze pour with a moderate head. The aroma is almost fruity, but not quite. It drinks with a nice snappy tanginess, lightly malty underneath, with a sharp hop finish. This is actually a very good medium-amber lager, with a good full flavor and character. (#3437, 4/27/2008)
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.
beerandIT (298) - 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!
JStax (2568) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour. Pale gold with a white head. Good retention and lacing. Bready, grainy, and a little grassy. Slightly sweet but finishes of with a mild bitterness. Light body. Medium carbonation.
Baler (7) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted before pouring at Wine Gourmet. This brewery opened up October 24, 2007 so this is just making its way into store and alehouses. Golden in color. Light biscuit and clean noble hops in aroma. Flavor is balanced floral hop with biscuit and slight caramel notes. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a nicely balanced lager with notable sweetness giving it more body than most pale lagers. I’m glad to have one of the better micro-lagers coming out of Virginia.
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.