Derek881 (939) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyed a taste of this beer while in the brewpub in Charlottesville, VA. The beer had a clear rich amber-red color with a good-sized foamy head with shorter retention, good lacing, and average cling. Its aroma had a lighter floral and citrus hops blend along with some malty caramel and a very light candy presence. The taste was a slightly sweet caramel malt flavor mixed with some grainy bitterness and sourness, but was a bit underdeveloped overall. The beer had a watery, lighter and thinner mouthfeel, and was a touch wet, with lower carbonation and fizz.
eaglefan538 (2819) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured an orange type color. Aroma of corn and grains. Flavor of sweet corn, cereal, grains, sweet fruits even. Mouthfeel a bit sticky, not dry at all, moderate to full in body. Would have believed it was a strong lager based on that alone. Meh.
Emeister84 (669) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Biscuits, toast, and floral hops on the nose. Clear golden complexion, with white head, low retention. Lightly sweet, and lightly bitter, with good balance. Light body, little carbonation, and a short, bready, sweet finish.
DrSilverworm (4758) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear yellow / orange color. minimal white head. Hay / straw hops. Light pepper. Lighter carbonation. Smooth, crisp. Mild bitter taste, light sweetness. Admirable for a lager (but probably more accurately described as a pils)
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours gold with a thin white head. Clean and grainy aroma with a hint of wheat. The flavor has grain and straw with just a hint of sweetness. Pretty good.
radagast83 (4049) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewpub. Poured a light amber color, small off-white head. Aroma is grainy malts, corn/adjuncts. Flavor is mild sweetness, fruit notes, grains. Okay for a lager.
Velkyal (275) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
At first glance it didn’t look too bad, poured a golden colour, though the absence of head should have been a warning signal for the horrors to come. The aroma was dominated by those grapefruit aromas you expecty from American hops, some breadiness in there as well, but also a disturbing hint of ashtray. The taste was malty sweet, like cookie dough almost, with a touch of hop bite to add a counterpoint. The mouthfeel was flabby and slightly oily. Really, this was so bad I couldn’t finish the half pint I ordered.
Vir4030 (488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light blonde with a little head. Light flavor, not overpowering. Pleasant.
kassner (1313) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
No head but there was some lacing. Light golden color, of course a thin but with a nice clean bitter finish
Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear light amber color with a medium head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is pale, grainy malts, corn and subtle fruity notes. Taste is grassy hops, sweet malts and caramel, and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.