jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp golden coloured body with a very thin white head. Aroma of pale malt, alcohol, light sugars and a hint of honey. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive metallic malt up front with a strong hint of flowers, some deeper yeast and a relatively bitter finish showing some english or german hops. Aftertaste has a bit of a malt characteristic with an assertive bitterness, some lighter grassy notes and a bit of sweetness, but not much. Overall, not such a great offering, but about right for the style, perhaps on the bitter side of things, but not awful. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom [Eye St]) on 14-September-2013 for US$2.00 sampled at home in Washington on 03-November-2013.
obguthr (3453) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Little aroma, perhaps peach. Clear amber, headless. Dry peach flavor. Fruity for a lager and not really doing much for me. A rare miss from a great brewery, but still respectable.
Braudog (5496) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Golden and light, with almost no visible body presence. Drinks with a flatter essence, a definite corny malt personality at the forefront. Very easy to drink for something above 6%, but one of the less notable offerings from this place. (#5270, 9/30/2013)
snoworsummer (1614) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013. Draft. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Tastes sweet, malty, like corn and faint hops. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells sweet, malty, and like grains. Nothing really stands out.
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear yellow with creamy white head. Aroma is cereal malts, floral notes, pear, and light bread dough. Flavor is sweet, bready malts, light fruit esters, and faint floral hops; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some bread, light lime/lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some bread, light spicy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is Pils and cereal malt with earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
coyforce (477) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ok beer but pretty Sucky. Pour is Clear but has no head. Not that great. I’ll not drink this again.
bytemesis (2610) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle obtained in Local Swap 5 1/2 - thanks! Pours crystal clear amber with a small white head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is cramel, grain, light hay. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet, light bitter, caramel, with a bit of a bite at the end. Medium body. Not bad.
radagast83 (4134) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a pretty light golden color, but drank it mostly from a bottle this night. Aroma was light grains, grassy notes, some light honey. Flavor had a nice honey note, grass, malts and a touch of grainy bread notes. There’s something I haven’t quite picked up here - not bad.