maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub on 10/10/2009. Very clear golden body with a small frothy white head. Sweet Saaz and pilsener malt aroma. Sweet pilsener malt flavor with a gentle Saaz background. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fresh growler from the brewery. Pours a very lightly hazed straw yellow color with a medium sized creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is grainy and slightly acrid with strong grassy hops. Taste is bitter grassy hops, grain and a fruity finish including bubblegum, red apple, plum. Strong bitterness. Assertive carbonation. Light-medium bodied. Good for the style.