ajnepple (1998) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Golden, yellow, pale and clear with a lasting white head and patchy lacing. The aroma is pilsener malts, hops, wood and wine. Similar flavor. Light to medium body with a crisp clean feel and a smooth finish. Easy to drink.
GTAEgeek (1164) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Ale Yeah! Pale yellow pour with a big, creamy, white head. The aroma is hay, light saaz hops, and some smooth oak, vanilla, and vinous notes. The taste is very smooth and sweet. Medium body, creamy, and perfectly drinkable. Overall, this is a very nicely done barrel aged pilsener. Well balanced, not abrasive, yet still flavorful and distinct from the base beer.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Churchkey. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate yellow color and it doesn’t really seem like the barrel has imparted much of anything right here. The nose is light grain and hops and some odd dry cardboard and hints of fruit. The barrel aging isn’t all that prevalent, and doesn’t add much to the beer, though this is not nearly as good as the regular version. It actually just tastes sort of like an off regular pils with some light fruit flavors. Very weird indeed. Not a big fan.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-02-2010
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Churchkey. Pours a clear, golden yellow with a creamy, lacing white head. Nose is a little grapey, pale malts... not a lot else. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little grass, just a hint of cardboard, maybe a touch of vanilla and a little tiny bit of red grape. Thin finish. Where the heck is the barrel? I didn’t get any wood, any port, nothing.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear straw body topped by white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, vinous/Port. Taste is moderately sweet, grape/fruity, some bread. Light body, somewhat soft.