jackl (3775) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg @ WF C’ville. The pour’s deep amber with a tight off-white head. Attractive beer. The nose is fairly minimal. Biscuit, a bit of caramel and red apple. The taste isn’t as tight and clean as I’d hoped. A bit of newspaper, dish water. Otherwise, pleasant notes of apple and biscuit. Malty sweetness. Light body, active carbonation. Overall, not bad, but probably not on perfect form.
Iphonephan (2603) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Mad Fox Oktoberfest. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Biscuit nose. Lemon and caramel flavors. Mildly bitter finish.
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half stein pour. Copper, white head. Roasty, sweet malt aroma. Nutty, sweet, roasted taste. Nice hop bite. Crisp apple finish.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft t the brewpub. Same exact color as the ESB. Dark bronze. No lasting head. Sweet and tangy, this is a good fall beer. Nice appley finish. (#4273, 10/3/2011)
Foxbush (1198) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Purchased by a friend for me to take to the USC v Navy game in Columbia. The beer poured with a smallish head from the growler. The color was an inviting amber. The beer had a slight yeasty taste. The amber beer lacked hops to add to the taste. We will be taking this to the game. Finish was smooth with sweetness.
strap (371) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at the brewery. very refreshing. a well balanced brew, typical of the style. great to sip outside on a late summer/early fall day.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: Draft at the 2010 Fall Brewfest.
Aroma: The nose is straightforward with toasted and bready notes, but not much from the hop side.
Appearance: It pours a nice amber orange color with a slight, foamy, off-white head.
Taste: The flavor has a fruity bitterness and a lingering off flavor. A bit vegetal. Something just doesn’t seem quite right here as I’ve lost the toasted notes from the nose.
Palate: Light to medium body with average carbonation and a lingering, bitter finish. It lacks crispness and cleanness.
Overall: This one didn’t impress me as much as I hoped it would. I would like to give this one another shot on tap at the brewery though.
BREWMUSKCLES (2143) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
no head to the brew, nutty and light with springy carbonation. Fresh malt finish and lightly sweet. a little one dimensional.
obguthr (3385) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ County Grill Hampton VA: Weak barley malt nose with hints of cinnamon. Clear amber, medium lacing head. Relatively rich barley malt flavor with light maraschino cherry sweetness at midpalate. Finishes with generic bitterness. Somewhat perfumey.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured a clear honey color with a small head. Aroma was caramel, light fruits, touch of grain, hops. Flavor was light caramel malts, hops, grains, earthy. Relatively clean finish.