drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was only available at the Virginia Beach Brewpub. I got the name off of Untappd. This one pours a deep amber color with a two finger white head. Small bit of retention and lacing throughout the glass.
Up front you really donít get much out of the aroma at all. Cold this beer really doesnít give much. Key with this one as with a lot of beers is to let it sit a bit. I had a bad feeling that whoever is trying this beer at the brewpub isnít getting the full effect. The beer there is served very cold, which is fine, but the normal beer drinker out there doesnít let the beer sit like us crazy beer driven people and let the aroma come out. When itís warmer youíre presented with a nice citrus, caramel, and rye aroma. Itís actually very nice.
Same with the taste. Cold, this beer gives nothing. Warm this beer shines a little bit. Honestly this is the best beer Iíve had from GB and I really wish they would give their Brewers more freedom and maybe let them have one tap dedicated to a revolving brew of their choice. The citrus and spiciness from the rye come through nicely. Itís deep and rich as it gets warmer.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slick. Goes down easily.