Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, opened 6/8/10. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a large frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of grassy hops and caramel. The taste is caramel, green apple, some toasty notes and a faintly grassy finish. Medium bodied.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured pale yellow with thick white head. Faint new hay aroma. Light bodied with light malty taste and a thin hop edge. Thin bitter hop finish. This beer seemed scared, as if it were afraid to assert itself.
mixmasterob (938) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried this one at the Atlanta Summer Beer Festival. Aroma was of hay and grass. Taste was similar, very dry. Not a bad brew when its 100 degrees outside but not quite my style.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Serving: Draft at the Nova Brewfest.
It pours a light yellow color with a foamy, white head. The nose is light with a bit of skunk and grain. The flavor defines a fizzy tasteless beer with a bit of cloying grain thrown in. An off bitterness rounds this shoddy brew out. Light in body with high carbonation and a watery, short finish. This is pretty bad.
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden with visible carbonation. Slightly hoppy smell. Not overly impressive.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Clear golden pour with a medium white head. Mild aroma of grass and grain. Flavor is watery with grassy and bready notes along with grain, biscuit, and mild hops. Light, fizzy mouthfeel and not a lot of flavor.
zombywoof (455) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild cereal aroma- mild malt taste with hints of mineral water, straw and and bread. Mild Saatz hops. Light body medium carbonation. Ok for a summer beer but not something I’ll seek out
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. single bottle from Total Wine in Jacksonville, Florida. Pours a light gold color with a foamy white head. Aroma is a bit soapy. Taste is weak, non existent. Either I got a bad beer, or this beer sucks big time. Drain pour in my opinion.
fidelis83 (2125) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear, medium gold with a 1-2 finger frothy whit ehead that has good retention. Aroma is cereal grain, toast, straw, spicy and floral hops and light vegetal notes. Flavor is sweet cereal grain, honey, toast, dry grass, spice, vegetal and mineral notes in the finish. Palaate is fairly light bodied and off dry throughout with a mopderate strength, soft carbonation. Meh, decent cheap pils.
bubbleflubber (1919) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear-golden into the glass, with a diminished soapy head that leaves window-wash lacing. The nose is of grains, herbs and slightly grassy hay notes. Flavors of pilsner malt, grains and light earthy bitters to finish. The mouthfeel has a light body to it, on top of a light palate. Decently integrated carbonation levels make for a decently tasty summer nightcap. Actually, it’s one of the better Redhook offerings I’ve had (or maybe I was just really in the mood for something this style tonight). Anyway, I’d have it again, and that’s saying something for a non-pilsner fan.