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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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13257) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Draft at the source. Clear light amber color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of freshly cut grass and light pine. Taste is bright pine and bitter lemongrass. Server obviously switched the alt and IPA, so Iíll have to swap these teo ratings when Iím not on this damn iphone.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3362) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Poured a clear copper brown, slight head. Aroma was mildly of caramel accented Germanic malts. Flavor was a match, with some lingering sweetness on the palate. Almost struck me as a sweetish Munich dunkel in a way. I like my alt biers hoppier than this. A bit more balancing hoppiness would have been welcome. But not a bad brew at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooter520 (185) - - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Appearance: clear copper with off white head. Aroma: bread, dough, cereal, grass, one the brighter side of "earthy". Taste: malty cereal, breadiness, toast, some floral hop notes. Mouthfeel: fairly thin with low to medium carbonation. Overall: itís okay. Not my style but solid for the style; very easy drinking but nothing that stands out.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4076) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Overripe orange with persimmon and okra accents, subtle and not overly tart. Clear copper, medium yellow head. Unexpectedly hoppy grass and hay flavor, lots of noble hops, finishes very grainy, unmalted barley of varying roast levels. Soil and even coffee detectable. Upside down North German pilsner? Schizoid maerzen? What is this? Very unusual, but rather enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6743) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Keg @ COTU. The pourís light amber with a small head. The nose is peaches, red fruits, some angel food cake. The taste is softly bitter, more sweet fruits. Light, clean malts. More cake batter. Soft carbonation, light mouthfeel. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
This can didnít survive being run into by an office chair so I had to rate whats left of it out of order. Clear dark amber, smooth yellowish head. Aroma is caramellish, slightly hoppy. Flavor is hoppy, malty, dry, flavorfull, bit of toast, Very tasty, lots of flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (1999) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Can @ fonefan tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 180114

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized white head. Average head retention. Aroma of toffee, earthy notes and a faint hoppy finish. The taste is toffee, bitter herbal and faintly earthy hops. Medium bodied with a lingering bitterness.


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