weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz. sample at the brewpub. Pours light golden with medium white head. Aroma is nice pilsner malt, medium carbonation, light body, and thin small bubble lacing. Taste is nice pilsner malt and balancing hops. Good for the style.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the source. Hazy pale yellow color. Aroma of light hay and straw. Taste is similar.
BeerandBlues2 (9080) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is Pils and cereal malt, corn notes, spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at the brewpub on 9/20/13. Clear yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma of malt, a kind of corn sweetness and some crispness. Malty and slightly buttery flavor with a crisp finish.
rondphoto (1540) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thin straw color; edge head, dots of lace. The taste is caramel malt and water. You can decide which one wins the argument. Nothing else happens through a disappearing act finish. So small that any food or outside flavors will cover it entirely. Not enough to even be bad.
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Approximately 3 ounce sample pour (in a plastic oversized shot glass) at the brewpub in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The pour is clear golden yellow with basically no head. The aroma is dirty grain, with a bit of funk. The taste is toasted grain, that moves quick to diacetyl, and finishes very dirty. The palate is light bodied, lower carbonation and the aforementioned dirty finish. If they brew this beer for folks who are used to Bud Light, those folks are going to immediately have doubts about brewpub beer.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a white head and pale yellow color. Aroma is sweet grain. Taste is sweet grain, paper, some spice hops.
Drake (7942) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a large creamy white head. Average head retention and lacing. Faint aroma with sweet malt notes. The taste is pale bready malts with just a faint bit of hops. Thin-medium bodied. Boring.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the North End Tavern, Parkersburg WV on 11 March 2010 (on the chalkboard as Northern Light at 6.0% - have they lowered the ABV or was the chalkboard wrong?). Only had a small taster of this as they weren’t offering a sampler and I wasn’t going to get through a pint of each of the beers. Seemed quite strong for the style, maybe with a little more to it all round. Clean enough. Unremarkable. Not a lot else to say.
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2010 This beer’s current name is actually Northern Lights. It is essentially a lighter version of their wheat beer. Just because its light though, does not mean it is shitty unlike many macro lights. Poured from a growler into a Solo cup for the best round of pong I have been a part of. Even though my team essentially destroyed the competitors, we drank all of our cups voluntarily and would have been glad to drink some of theirs. This beer was a hazy yellow with a good sized froth on top. The aroma is yeasty and an almost banana scent. The taste follows suit with a banana nut bread type palate. Not as apparent as the NET’s wheat beer, but it is still there. I would definitely drink this beer again. Maybe even today.