jrob21 (2822) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 from bestway. Pours a cloudy orange with a big white head. Looks pretty appetizing. Ends up being a very dry slightly fruity and hoppy crisp smooth drink. Aroma is to toasty grain and grassy hops. Flavor is a little more full bodied. Some candy sweetness. Finish is slight bitter but clean grass hops dominate. Aroma has some grape and apple from the Chardonnay I assume. A decent drink but not my preferred set of flavors.
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Richmond 19th. Looked forward to trying this one since I first saw it. Gold, clear. Slightly boozy, honey, floral with citric background. Flavor matches, with a slightly woody note mixed in, rather floral. Interesting. I’m always a sucker for Chard barrel beers.
Butters (3939) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering 19. Clear golden pour with ring of white head. This is surprisingly good. The chardonnay comes through, and the base is good with a tinny, grassy, honey, sweet, but not too sweet brew. Not syrupy like many other imp pils i’ve had. I’m impressed, even though I wouldn’t want to drink very much of it.
obguthr (4386) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy cumin, oak, nose, light overripe orange undercurrent. Clear amber, medium head. Rye flavor, bready with an orange accent. Balanced, spicy, wonderful. Excellent
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle courtesy of Kinz at the 19th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear copper color with a thin frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel, herbal notes, grapes. The taste is stone fruits, bread, grapes, bitter hop finish. Tannic and vinous, slightly astringent. Medium bodied.
tia (1126) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBG 19. Bottle. Golden orange with thin head and light lacing. Smells like caramel, honey, and a citrus note- boozy. Tastes like caramel. Very thick and syrupy.
HopTsing (448) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle poured a golden brew with a light head. Nice aroma of malt and honey. Full bodied with storng hop flavor and sweet malt and honey.
emacgee (4287) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very rich and full bodied. Thick pour with a fizzy head. Nose is extremely vegetal. Flavor too. Lots of DMS showing up. Very bready/doughy with some wet hay. Warming finish.
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden color with a small, white head that left lighter lacing on the glass. Aroma of honey, vanilla, toasted oak, and some Chardonnay notes. Taste of toast, toffee malts, vanilla, citrus, wood, and a dry chardonnay finish.
Damico (2789) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden orange with a white head. Aroma of malts forward totally and some wheat notes. The flavors bring pilsner malts showcased forward with chardonnay spiciness, light sweet notes, and a fairly dry bitter ending.