picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma- sweet, toast. Appearnce clear copper large head with fair retention. Flavor- Sweet with almost syrupy or cloying quality. More toast underneath. Plenty of bitterness. Palate- Medium-full body, sticky, moderate carbonation. Overall- First in this style that I really focus on. Not as refreshing in these hot sticky late spring days in Virginia.
dpjuart (1031) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with rimming white head.corn and apple nose. Fruity and clean, apple and malt. Nice
coyforce (391) - Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong maibock. Pours a nice clean amber. Has the regular candy flavor of a high alcohol beer.
DCLawyer (1168) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA. Light copper with medium white head. Aroma: sweet malt, straw, vanilla. Taste: roasted malt, sweet vanilla. Good.
Emeister84 (636) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of cherry, hints of strawberry, bread crust, and subtle floral hops. Amber-bronze with a quickly fading, white head. Dry and bready, with hints of tartness. Light-medium body, cleansing carbonation, and finishes with some honey and fruity flavors.
zickbeer_ye (186) - Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hop with citrusy tart scents. clear copper light rust body not much to head.fruity crisp tart taste with a dry slight spicy finish. Crisp on the palate a little tart
jgb9348 (4294) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp golden coloured body with a one centimetre tall, fast-dying just off-white head. Aroma of pale malt, nice fresh hops, a hint of raisins and caramel and a bit of white grapes - nice. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy malt character with the white grape flavour that really shows through, some light citrus and dry malt flavours with a hint of sweetness on the end. Aftertaste shows a good complexity with a very nice balance of malt and hops with some light sugars and a very soft feel. Overall, a nice beer - great for the springtime and a good beer to sample. Definitely worth trying if you can find it and you like lighter styles. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 02-April-2013 for US$0.99 sampled at home in Washington on 05-April-2013.
sonnycheeba (2543) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler. Pours clear copper with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma caramel and toasted malt, pears, light spice, faint floral hops. Flavor is malt dominate with light fruit esters; sweet finish. Medium body with low carbonation and warmth.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
hazy gold-orange, thin white large-bubbled ring. Nose is light diacetyl, honey and light wheat. Flavor is more diacetyl at front, wheat toast and honey mid with considerable cardboard finish. Thin, gritty.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler shared by maniac. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is light butterscotch, straw and hay malt, light spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, light hops and bitterness, some butterscotch and a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Taphouse. Pretty dark for a maibock, dark bronze. Nice initial head, but it quits easily. This comes with the expected maibock characteristics, mildly sweet, viscous, malty. Easy to drink, cleanly made. (#4530, 3/21/2012)