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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Pilsner malt and German Munich and Caramunich malts are the backbone of this beer. The rich toasted and bready flavors imparted by the Munich malts are balanced with a sharp but balanced bitterness imparted by the imported German hops. The result is a German Alt-style beer that is both malty and easy drinking. The Virginia Ale is 5% ABV and has approximately 40 IBUs.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Can from Total wine Richmond south. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Not much on the nose. A bit malty on the tongue. I wish it was maltier if that’s a word. Finishes clean. Eh!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Can sampled at RBSG. From a notes. Hay, light herbal hops and grains. Nothing super special but quite drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Can shared by jcwattsruger, cheers John! Pour is clear gold. Pretty weak aroma and flavor, some malts come through but its light.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6122) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle shared by John at RBSG! Palate is a bit thin. Clear light amber pour with a small head. Somewhat bitter and earthy. Just okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (1976) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Can thanks to jcwattsrugger! Clear golden pour, light lacing, light malt and bready flavor with some very light hops.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Can shared by jcwatts at rb day at the track. Poured a crisp clear brown center with slightly lighter edges and a smaller foamy head. Aroma is nutty with brown bread crusts, some honey sweetness, earth and nut shells. Thinner almost watery body with average to strong carbonation. Flavor is nutty, saw dust, bad bread and some orange.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
BrettTaylor (474) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. May have been suffering from palate blowout. Major extract tang to this - it tasted like a very poorly made homebrewed beer with no distinct style at all. I wouldn’t ever drink this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Can shared by John at the Racetrack Gathering. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Sweet grain, a hint of lemon and crisp grain. Sweet and malty, touches of grain. Toasty, easy drinking. Soft bitterness into the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (8241) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Can thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark reddish amber with white head. Nose and taste of sea water, grain, dust and light off notes of garbage. Lighter bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Aroma of stale apples, pine and dishwater. Taste of red delicious apple peels, stale bread, and slight Pine hop. Not bad.


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