Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Churchkey. Yet another beer to capitol-ize off the Japanese gift to the District. Hazy red color, large bubble white edge head. Aroma of subtle cherry and lemon. Taste is bitter and sour cherry juice. Not a good combination. Lagers and fruit generally don’t mix.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours deep orangey copper with minimal off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, mild hopcitrus, mild cherries. Tastes caramel malty, with some cherry flavor and tartness, and a semi-sweet and rounded finish, with nites of cherry, orange marmalade, and spare caramel malt.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours a hazy pink color with floating particles. Medium sized frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of dry cherries, citrus, earthy notes. The taste is tart cherries, pale malts. Medium bodied.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours amber red with an off white head. Grainy malty base with a hint of fruity sweetness. The flavor has a light cherry sweetness, grainy malts, and a light floral bitterness. Actually quite drinkable, nothing special though.
Braudog (5353) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bit of an orange hue on this otherwise amber beer. Average to normal head. Nice, inviting orchard-based aroma, and indeed this drinks with a decent fruity character, well blended into an otherwise fairly ordinary lagery beer. Not bad. (#5199, 8/15/2013)
EithCubes (4407) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottling date: 03/05/13, screw cap that really didn’t want to come off. Beautiful simple label, Lewis Carroll quote and then Directions: Drink Me. Nose is sweet, lightly corny lager. Pours dark golden with a short-lived head. Taste is very sweet, cherries and base BMC-type lager, grainy and slightly fizzy, cherry tartness comes through more with time. Not the cleanest-feeling beer, but I’m happy they put this out.
jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with the faintest hint of pink and a very thin just off-white head. Aroma of pale malt, cardboard, funk and perhaps a small amount of fruit-based sugars. Light to Medium-bodied; Pale malt flavour with a bit of cardboard, caster sugar and the lightest bit of cherry flavour imaginable. Aftertaste relatively bland as well with some pale malt and odd sugars coming through and not much else. Overall, not such a great beer - as expected, lacking in pretty much everything, but complexity is first and foremost. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant in Arlington, Virginia on the same day, 01-April-2013 and given to me by a hockey teammate.
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Shitty hay nose. Clear amber, medium head. Pervasive shitty hay flavor with lesser HFCS notes. Little cherry orblossom character.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Brixx Woodbridge. Pours yellow with a thin white head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Not much on the nose. Very faint cherry notes on the tongue. It’s clean and crisp but otherwise very forgettable.
Elwood (2900) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a hazy red color with a small white head. The nose smells faintly of dark cherries and vegetal notes. The flavor is a mix of cereal grains and cherries, sort of like a Total with dried cherries in it. Light to medium body with a grainy finish. Not poorly made, just not my cup of beer.