maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Greene Leafe - Downtown on 12/05/2009. Very slightly hazy pale yellow body with a medium foamy white head. Sweet pilsener and light wheat aroma. Sweet pilsener and wheat flavor with some light fruitiness. Light body with moderately high carbonation.
Butters (3869) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft with maniac and maltdawg thanks to sterling. Pours a clear light yellow pour and decent ring of off white head. Nose of sweet grain iis actually not offensuve. Flavor is semi sweet and corny. Simple easy drinking session beer. I was surprised
nimbleprop (5290) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled at the DC Local tasting. Pours crystal clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Someone at the tasting remarked, "smells like rotting apples." I thought it smelled like a moldy beehive. Flavor is lightly sweet, stale grass, pears. Watery finish. Tastes a lot better than it smells.
argo0 (11710) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle. Clear apple juice body with small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, rotting apples, some grain, vegetal. Taste is moderately sweet, apple, peach, orange. Light body, low carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared by argo0: Pours a pale watery golden with a thin ring of white head. Has a bland grassy sugar corn nose. Starts with a light pale malty sweetness and some bland earthy hops before a very thin finish. Not much going on here, but it is drinkable at least.
Drake (9251) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear golden amber with a thin fizzy head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of corn, corn and more corn with a bit of toasty malts and grass. Taste is more prominent grassy notes with more corn. Balanced a bit better this time. A little acridity creeps in the finish. Thin-medium bodied. Decent for a light lager.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pale straw yellow with a foamy, white head.
Aroma: Light nose with a touch of grain and grass.
Flavor: Light grain and malt sweetness but a decent hop bite. Slight grass notes on the hop end. This isn’t too bad for a light beer.
Palate: High carbonation with a light mouthfeel and a medium-short finish.
Overall: I have certainly had worse light beers. I wouldn’t mind having a few of these during the dog days of summer.