DCLawyer (1553) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Clear gold with effervescent white head. Grassy with grains and malt. OK, but not crisp enough.
nimbleprop (5186) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
64oz growler from the brewery pours a clear gold with some fizzy, fading white head. Aroma has some malt, a little candy, some straw, mildly grassy. Flavor is mostly malt, a little carrot, candy, straw, grass, a flick of lemon. Creamy finish. Not bad.
Westchesterco (1092) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance dark golden clear and effervescent. Aroma floral hops. Taste string flavor of floral and citrus full bodied lingers strong on the palate
Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark gold with a white head. Subtle malty aroma. Lots of sweet malts with caramel notes. Significant hop kick in the finish. Refreshing.
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with average, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is straw and biscuit malt, citrus fruit, floral hops, and other light grassy notes. Flavor is malt forward with faint supporting hops and light fruit esters; dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with watery white head and lace. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Sweet caramel a flavor like apricot dryness. Medium light body and fizzy.
Nickls (1883) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Light clearer gold color with a pure white fluffy head. Citrus-like hop notes, some maltiness, and a bit of sweetness in the aroma. Comes off almost like a hoppy malt liquor with the toffee and sweet caramel notes married with a fairly substantial hop presence. Medium body with decent carbonation.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the brewpub on 6/10/11. Pours a clear amber color with a thin creamy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts with caramel and a hoppy finish. The taste is toasted malts, apple and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied.
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 6/10/11
Aroma: The nose is fairly light, it has some spice, grass, caramel, and bready notes
Appearance: It pours a golden color with a somewhat fizzy white head
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet with a yeasty presence and a spice hop
Palate: The body is fairly light, it drinks reasonably crisply, and goes down easily
Overall, I found this one to be a solid lager. It wouldn’t be something that you would describe as really exciting, but it isn’t bad either. A pretty decent example of the style.
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Brewpub. Poured a copper color with a small white bubbly head. Aroma was grains, light malts, caramel notes. Flavor was caramel, light sweet malts, grain, hops. Perhaps not the best one they make, but highly drinkable, with an alcohol content that is quite hidden for what it is.