Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear golden color. Aroma of pale malts and sweet floral hops. Slight peach-like fruit notes. Very bitter, grassy taste with subtle hints of green apple, grape and honey. Medium bodied.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours golden with white head. Noble hop nose but it tastes like soap. I didn’t give this one much of a chance after that.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ Foothills: Pours a pale yellow with a sweet and grassy aroma. My notes say that it smelled like ethanol, but, I’m pretty certain I don’t know what ethanol sounds like. Highly carbonated and a bit yeasty, this has a ton of malt in it. Not really my style.
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Light gold in color with nice smell. Well balanced and not overpowering in any way. A pretty good beer to start my night.
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice pilsner. Had more flavor than your average pilsner. A nice pale look to it, not much on the nose, and not a ton on the flavor, but pilsners rarely are (except for grass and skunk when you get full flavor).
There was some grass, but also some spicey notes, maybe some apples.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of a draft sampler from the brewpub. Touch of yeast and grassy on the nose. Thin flavors of straw, lemons, and pepper. Not a bad pils, but not too great or memorable.
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Flying Saucer in Raleigh. Really not that good, unfortunately... this is my second Foothills brew and I liked the Seeing Double IPA much better. Still, I look forward to trying their other brews.
Butters (3939) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity hop aroma and flavor. No head. Grassy. Lingering slightly bitter finish.
Naka (714) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. A deep golden color with a very thin fizzy head. Has a really nice bitter apple skin nose. The flavor is a lot more complex than a normal pilsner. Has some fruity esters with apples and toffee. A little bit of carbonation, but a solid medium body and a dry bitter finish. Note: Though I thoroughly enjoyed this, the asst. brewmaster said this was fermented at a normal temp and probably had the fruity notes because it was old strain of yeast that had been pitched too much. It’s a shame because I really enjoyed this.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, at the Flying Saucer in downtown Raleigh. Pours golden, clear, medium white head, good carbonation. Aroma is bread, grain, band-aid. Flavor is great--bitter with a tough of sweetness. Light palate-with a good bit of hoppy bitterness and grassy aftertaste. Little bit of butterscotch, but not too strong. Great for the style.