DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden from bottle without a lot of aroma. Has about a 2 finger head which dissipates quickly and doesn’t leave a lot of lacing. An interesting creaminess to the mouthfeel combined with some citrus in the hop flavor makes for an intriguing pilsner. Finishes clean.
Braudog (6287) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Textbook pour, golden orange, quite active, with a staunch but thin bright white topping of rocky foam. The aroma is, well, beery ... sweet and malty with a hint of citrus. The beer drinks with a rich texture, silky and smooth. A beautiful example of style, this quaffable beer has an evident alcoholic kick, but is sublimely refreshing with a mellow sweet character. (#4115, 5/22/2011)
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A moderately sweet beer with a lot of citrus and grapefruit on the aroma and flavor. Malty backbone with a hoppy finish and slighty noticeable alcohol. A bit heavy.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a clear orangey gold with a large head of tight white bubbles. The nose is pleasantly hoppy with light pine and grass notes. There are slight grass notes on the tongue along with some obvious alcohol, pale malt sweeetness, and an off metallic note. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a medium, hoppy finish. It’s a little rough around the edges and not all that remarkable.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought cold and returned home to refrigeration promptly. Pours a beautiful clear, warm gold colour with a puffy, two-finger head that leaves globs of lacing and has excellent retention. Herbal, slightly cheesy noble hops dominate the aroma with sweet honey-like malt character providing the backbone. The flavour is extremely sweet with a syrupy, full malty presence up front with grassy, herbal noble hops in the finish. Cereal grain and an out-of-place orange flavour become more intrusive as it warms. There is a less-than-appropriate level of DMS for my taste, but I’m sure that the low level of DMS is a positive thing for most drinkers out there. The palate fullness is on the high side, while the carbonation is on the low side for the style. The palate duration is long, so it’s got that going for it. Pleasing for the most part, considering the style, but it shows it’s American origin; not in a positive way, unfortunately. To be fair, I had Indian food a few hours earlier. I would definitely be willing to re-rate. Kudos to the brewery for producing good beer again since buying back the brand from Ambev. Ambev can suck a bag of dicks. Dominion deserves control over their processes!
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle consumed while rock climbing in West Virginia. A moderately sweet beer with a lot of citrus and grapefruit on the aroma and flavor. Malty backbone with a hoppy finish and slighty noticeable alcohol. A bit heavy.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, bottled 1/26/11. Large off-white head, crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is mild, some grass/grapefruit, light honey. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, lemon/grass/grapefruit, some honey, caramel, light alcohol warming. Medium body, nicely drinkable.
GMCC2181 (1587) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at StateLine... Yellow/Orange color, small head. Smells ok... slight fruity hops. Taste is a nice surprise. Nice hop bite... little fruityness with a nice malt backing... sweetness in the after taste...could go with out that... 7.5%??? was going to say this is a nice session beer but not at 7.5.... medium body... little sticky... Overall a decent heller bock
arone12 (925) - Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an orange color with a cream colored head. Taste is slightly bitter. Taste some straw? Decent enough tasting beer.
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear amber color, small off-white/white head. Aroma is light malts, grassy (almost like grass after a rainstorm), cloves. Flavor had notes of light malts, lemongrass, fresh cut grass, bitter hops. Certainly not what I expected, though not really in a bad way. Keep brewing beers like this.