weharvie (40) - USA - MAY 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful clover honey gold, with a nicy white foamy head. The aroma began with grassy, floral hints. Taste - lots of sweet biscuit and bread malts. Medium to full bodied. Ridiculously easy to drink. A very nice beer.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria cask ($6): Brownish gold body with a lot of head for a cash beer. Aroma is bread, booze, and a bit of hops. Taste is interesting, because it is one of the few heller bocks that have a booze taste and still taste pretty good. I think it was more apparent by the cask pour of this. Bread is the main flavour. Drinkability is absurdly high, but this too might have something to do with the cask. Pretty damn good.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub last weekend.
Pours a clear golden color with some visible carbonation and a white head that’s a finger or two high. Good spotty lacing on the way down. The nose is very bready and doesn’t have too much complexity, though it’s fairly nice. The flavor ramps up a bit with some nice bready undertones along with a bit of crust and a chewy character. Very light hop presence and a bit of light alcohol in the finish, though it doesn’t display the 7% that’s listed. Another very good representation of the style.
Serving type: on-tap
nelsonbrews (16) - charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy orange. Smells slightly toasted and bready. nice and chewy (im assuming from a decoction?) very good
Velkyal (270) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, from the brewpub, enjoyed less than a hour later. The beer pours a beautiful clover honey gold, topped with a persistent white foamy head. The nose was initially grassy, floral and with a slight touch of green apple, pear drops and a little booziness. Tastewise, lots of sweet biscuit and bread malts, with nice subtle bitterness that lingers on into the finish. Medium to full bodied, ridiculously easy to drink, though the booze catches up with you later. A very nice beer.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Devil’s Backbone 4/25/09 Hazy gold with an aroma of melon,bread and caramel. Flavor was the same with a slight spice aftertaste.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Devil’s Backbone on 04/25/2009. Hazy orange amber body with a medium frothy off-white head. Sweet toasty and light bready aroma with a bit of caramel. Sweet toasty and bready flavor with light spice. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So maniac and phukktifano and I go to this brewery SIX DAYS AGO. We expect nothing new will be here, but we call ahead. TWO NEW BEERS! This place has been open just over 5 months and they have over twenty beers. That’s just insane. Pours a hazy peach color with a large head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and stone fruits. Taste is toffee, caramel, cotton candy, spice, pineapple, melon, apple and light alcohol. Full bodied. Quite nice.,