BoonDockSaint (2) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am certainly no expert on the art of brewing of craft beer, and I am most certainly a layman with regard to the terminology used by many adept reviewers on Rate Beer. Lagers are not typically my style of choice unless I am cooking with beer. This lager, from Devil’s Backbone, lacks balance, a quality in many lagers that I do not care for. There is an abundance of flavor in this lager, citrusy hops and caramel malt with a nice dry finish. Best lager that I’ve had.
Luvystypotables (789) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colour, average head, light yeast and carmel aroma. Fizzy, with a smooth taste, but not much palate.
nasmith003 (98) - Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Golden to amber color with little aroma. Sharp lager taste, minimal malt backbone. Clean finish.
mike5326 (1017) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a tap. Clear golden color, small white head. Can?t smell anything, possibly because the order of wings beside me. Lots of wild yeast flavor.
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at State Line. Pours a medium amber color with a frothy one finger head. Aroma is very nutty and toasty with slight hints of caramel. Rich, sweet malt taste at the beginning, with some noble hop bitterness coming through at the end. Biscuit, toasted grain, lemony citrus, caramel, and syrupy sweet flavors throughout. Nice clean medium body with ample carbonation.
jackl (4920) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Harris Teeter. Golden amber pour with a small head. The nose is nice robust malts. Plenty of caramel and nut. Soft red apple. The taste is toasted grain, bread. More caramel-dipped red apple and nuts. Medium body, fine carbonation. A really nice vienna. Good malt presence. Not overbearing. Overall, great for what it is.
drowland (6144) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Light caramel aroma, malty, biscuits, and a touch of nuttiness. Lightly sweet flavor, nutty, a touch of caramel and biscuit. Nice for the style.
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Harry’s Tap Room at Dulles airport. Dark amber body with thin head. Nose is wheat, caramel and toffee. Taste is caramel, malts. Thin texture. Okay.
boxofrane (2252) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the dc airport. Pours clear amber with a medium sized white head, some lacing, some carbonation. The aroma is malty with some nuts, light caramel, some toffee. The taste is bready, a little biscuit, a sweet toffee, light caramel. Solid.
foyle (253) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a thin ½” sudsy head that recedes quickly. Light lacing. Color is reddish amber and mostly clear. Significant carbonation bubbles streaming.
Aroma: Bready malt dominates with a bit of hop aroma as well as yeast. The bread aroma smells like fresh whole wheat.
Mouthfeel: Mostly watery and crisp with a dry finish.
Flavor: Liquid bread is the correct description of this beer. The bready malt is the primary flavor but adds some caramel malt sweetness and a nice hop bite for balance. There is a ’burnt toast’ bitterness that seems to be common in Vienna style lagers that I have tried.