Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 Orginial rating 4/18/09, score 7/4/7/4/14. Growler from the brewery. Pours a clear golden amber color with a thin head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is bready and yeasty with notes of bubblegum, spice and a moderate bitter hop note. Taste is hop forward... spicy and fruity with notes of peach. That is followed by a yeasty bread note. Fruity throughout. Medium bodied with fairly lively carbonation.
Rerate: Uber-fresh bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white foamy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of spicy hops, almost piny, bready malts and stone fruits. The taste is bitter piny and herbal hops, stone fruits, strawberries, pale malts. Medium bodied with a bit of a lingering bitterness. 7/3/7/4/14
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium gold. Yeast oriented nose, definitely Belgian in nature, with some almost hefe-like bubblegum and clove. Flavor is sweet honey accented malts, Belgian yeast, and drying earthy bitterness from the hops. Very interesting stuff, and quite good. Unique, but also very approachable. Really nailed the balance of hops and yeast here.