BrettTaylor (263) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. May have been suffering from palate blowout. Aroma smells a little funky and not clean and crisp as I expect. Wasn’t really to style.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My wife picked a growler of this up at the brewery on Super Bowl Sunday. Sad that she visited this new brewery before I ever did! Pours a clear gold, decent head. Aroma is lightly of pils malts and has a very faint pear-like character. Very faint. Flavor matches. The very, very slightest hint of floral hops. Bitterness is balancing, but I would have preferred a slightly crisper, cleaner finish. But a well made, easy drinking beer. Nice, looking forward to trying more from these guys.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy yellow color with a thin head. Fair head retention. Aroma of grain, stone fruits and faint hops. The taste is stone fruits, pale malts, clay and very faint hops. Medium bodied. Too fruity and lacking the crisp character of a kolsch.