UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. Brown with a slight off-white head that dissipated pretty quickly. Sweet taste - some caramel came through in particular. Easy drinking and by no means bad, but pretty unremarkable.
HopTsing (412) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From tne bottle poured a amber brew with creamy head that dissapated rapidly. Aromas of grass and malt. Flavors of buttered biscuit, and malt with a medium body.
tia (860) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Caramel color with dissipating off-white head. Smells like hay, lemon, and biscuit. Tastes sweet with a bit of roastiness. Fairly dry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with a medium, creamy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is light caramel and cookie malt, dates, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with a clean lager character and a sweet finish. Medium-light body, low warmth and medium carbonation.
Tac (114) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours big brownish head, color is brown-copper. Aroma of toast with slight sent of cocoa, taste is nutty, with a medium bitterness. caramel.
nearbeer (3631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at CLT Airport. Clear copper with a lasting film of cream. Not much aroma; maybe some light grain and toast. Delicate flavors of toasted nut, dry grass, and hints of cocoa and caramel apple. Medium body is smooth, dry and easy drinking.
crossovert (7019) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle. Bottled on 11.10.11.
It pours a nice deep brownish copper with a fluffy off-white head.
The smell is hop-forward. Not what I was expecting but interesting. It is really flowery with some sweet dough in the background and a hint of cocoa.
The flavor leans towards both the hops and the sweetness. This brewery seems to like a decent amount of sweetness. It is pretty tried and true though, a solid dunkel.
freekyp (1476) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A finely crafted but ultimately boring dunkel. Pours a light brown with a fleeting head. Some lacing. Aroma shows some caramel, noble hops and a hint of cocoa. Flavor is much the same. Even keeled and balanced with a bit of a rise in bitterness at the finish. A match for most lunch and dinner fare.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at The Waldhorn Restaurant in Charlotte on 4/6/11. Pours a clear dark red color with a large creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, grainy malts and nuts. The taste is grainy malts, raisins and faint roasted notes. Medium bodied.
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, pours a translucent brown with no head. Very little aroma, and not too strong on flavors. Notes of brown sugar and caramel malt, otherwise rather bland. Not bad, but nothing to rush out and try.