Travlr (20335) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Clear golden uellow color. Aroma of peppery straw. Taste is mildly bitter straw.
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Small white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some dusky apple, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, apple/peach, some bread, light spicy. Soft light body, low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11859) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark gold with a large, frothy white head, long retention with fair lacing. Aroma is Pils malt with the standard corn and DMS component, and light spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness and a clean lager character with a dry finish. Light body and medium to moderate carbonation.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Manassas. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized fizzy offwhite head. Good head retention. Aroma of not much. Faint sweet malt and spicy hops. The taste is sweet malt, grassy hops, mild grain and raisin. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slight lingering bitterness.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Pat H. for this one. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves decent lace, a few dots. Good head retention. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lightly soft, light to moderate strength carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Kind of a bready malt, light caramel. Lightly peppery. Some hints of citrus rind. Moderate bitter taste. Light to moderate sweet. Light tanginess. OK pils.
radagast83 (6962) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a pretty clear golden yellow color with a large white head. Aroma was toasted malts, some light grain. Plenty of crystal. Flavor was crisp and clean malts, some earthy and floral hop notes. Pretty clean, easy to drink - a pretty good Pilsner.
jonas (6619) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 29, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear pale golden, low white head. Fairly neutral aroma. Light bodied, mellow mouthfeel. Slightly grainy base, ok grassy hop notes. Not so exiting.
Braudog (6220) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Golden and still, little to no head whatsoever. Drinks smooth and clean, but is uber-malty, or at best virtually flavorless. Perhaps made to compete with the macros, and does so admirably. But not much to this, beyond an everyday lager. (#5768, 10/2/2014)
kramer (5760) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light gold body under a small fizzy white head that faded fairly quickly. The nose is a touch too sweet smelling with some bready and doughy pale maltiness. Not much in the way of hops to speak about. The flavor is a little too sweet as well, and tastes a bit like there’s some corn in here. Very lightly hopped, with minimal to no bitterness. Finishes with some sweet bready maltiness. Light bodied and a bit clingy with soft minimal carbonation. Pretty lackluster Pilsner.
ben4321 (5487) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 5/22/13
Aroma: The nose is clean and grassy, with some grainy and cereal malts, and light spice
Appearance: It pours a clear golden-orange color with a small off-white head and some drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is mid-sweet, with some nice malts, light spice, and a clean hop bitter finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, not at all watery, very clean and drinkable, with a lightly dry finish
Wow, only 3 raters before me! Anway, I’ll skip the bad Poe joke this time (I already did that in my "Tell Take Heart" review). I thought this was a very solid pilsener. It has a really nice mix of hops and malts on the nose, and the flavor works pretty much just as well. I found some small flaws that kept this from being a top of example style, but it is still a very nice beer. So far, after trying two of their beers, I’m pretty happy with the work of these here Poe fans. As far as Poe-centric things that are new to me in 2013 go, this brewery is way better than The Following.