Braudog (5454) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Protypical Germanic pilsner, a nice surprise in rural PA. Crisp Germanic sting delivered in a light golden brew. Very good, classical pilsner. (#5371, 11/29/2013)
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Shawan Liquors. Pours yellow with a thin white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Not a lot on the nose. A bit dry on the tongue.mit definitely dries out the mouth of the finish. Eh! Not really feeling this one.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy gold with a large, pillowy white head. Nice retention and lacing. A good looking beer if nothing else. The nose is slightly floral and grassy with a hint of grain. The flavor is well balanced with a hint of malt, grain, and noble hops. The slight grainy sweetness up front gives way to a nice noble hop bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel giving way to a slightly crisp finish. A found this to be a pretty solid example and rather enjoyable.
Greybeerd (3) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crisp, clean, and a well done representation of a German pilsner. Crystal clear and golden in color. Less bready than many, with the hay smell leaking down into the palate with a soft spike in bitterness at the finish. A phenomenal lawnmower beer.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Crystal clear straw body topped by small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, some bread, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grass/straw, light bread, grapefruit. Light body, light effervescence, nicely drinkable.
kramer (4550) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow gold body with a small fizzy white head that fell to a thin covering. The malt portion of the nose is pretty nice, soft and bready with no noticeable sweetness, but the hops are a bit lacking. The Hallertau could be bumped up a bit. The flavor is pretty nice as well, adequately dry with doughy pils malt that finishes well. The hops do need to be bumped up a bit to add a bit of bitterness and give it a bit more snappiness on the finish. Light bodied and easy drinking with perfect soft carbonation. This one has some potential. Toss in a few more hops and this could be really good. It’s fermented and lagered pretty well.
ben4321 (3461) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 1/30/13
Aroma: The nose has some pale malts, white bread/biscuit, spice, grassy hops, and some earth
Appearance: A bright gold colored beer with a thin, quickly dissipating head and light lace spots
Flavor: The flavor is clean and malty, more bready than sweet, with some earthy hop bitterness
Palate: The body is light, crisp, and clean, it does drink a little watery, and has light dryness
I thought this was a decent example of the style. The early malt profile works nicely, but it gets a little more muddled in the later part of the palate. Ultimately, for what appears to be a brand new brewery, this is a plenty solid first offering.
dqmohan (2) - - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
The most authentic German pilsner I’ve tasted on this side of the Atlantic. Crisp, malt-forward, with a nice bitter finish. Ausgezeichnet!