argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Crystal clear apple juice body, small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, some grassy. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, grassy, light bread. Medium body, light stickiness.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 25/09/2009
Floral hop aroma. Clear golden coloured and hoppy with some citrus flavour. Crisp and slightly dry malt finish.
rlgk (8464) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty bready aroma, spicy notes, hoppy and floral with some citrus. Malty bready sweetish flavor, alcohol well hidden, fruity from plums and grapes, some hoppy floral notes. Bready finish with some citrus.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft at the 2nd annual Virginia Beer Festival at Capital Ale House Midlothian. Pours a clear golden color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy malts with strong earthy, spicy hop notes. Taste is very bitterly hoppy with spicy notes. Also fruity peach notes and caramel. Full bodied. Blue Mountain impresses.... again.
Braudog (5359) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, caged and corked. Drowning my football sorrows. I love the artwork on the bottle. Pours like an imperial pilsner should, I suppose ... deep golden, slightly hazy, with a giant, firm head. The nose is sweet and slightly lemony-citric. This drinks exceptionally smooth, easy to gulp, little to hint at some 7.6% ABV. Full-bodied for sure. This is some really good stuff ... (#4861, 12/16/2012)
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged.Hazed gold with a tall, dense white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with flora and grassy hops, fruit notes and soft funky yeast. Doesn’t really smell like a pilsener or an imperial pilsener. Kind of smells like a Belgian beer or at least uses a funky Belgian yeast. Taste is sweet malt, toasted grains, soft honey, dusty yeast notes, grassy hops, light floral notes and fruit notes. Body is medium with a strong, dense carbonation. Finishes with more sweet malt notes, fresh fruit, floral hops, grassy notes, light biscuit malt and dusty yeast. I’ll rate the beer as it is irrespective of style.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled and then thrown (unintentionally) thrown on the floor. I cant believe this beer is rated so high. Pots a clear yellow golden body with thick white head. Aroma is reminiscient of lionshead. Mouthfeel is thin and grainy with notes of a cheap pale, grainy lager. Bland. Eh.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml from Sam’s, Durham. Cases of this stuff sitting around for $4 a bottle, so I’ve grabbed a couple. Pretty solid stuff overall. Ripe and raucous pale gold pour, with a bracing nose of noble hops, pale malts, and a bit of spicy yeast. It’s that latter element that comes across strongly as you drink the beer, melding nicely with the abundant and quite dry hops. Not a world beater by any means, but it’s pretty much how I like this style done, so they get points for that.
Butters (3583) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Preety nice clear pale yellow pour. Nose is swweet mildly buttery hops. Flavor is a little diacytly. And floral hops. A little astringent. Not bad, but nothing too special here.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Virginia Beer Festival at Capital Ale House - Midlothian on 07/03/2009. Very clear golden body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet pilsener malt aroma with some noble hops. Sweet pilsener malt flavor with some noble hops and a touch of honey. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.