mjmoen (281) - - MAY 28, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
B-. Pours a clear deep amber color with white head. A little on the watery side
Kinz (3709) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cask. Clear medium amber, slight head. Aroma of caramel malts, lightly citric hops if you went looking for them. Flavor matched. For lack of a better word, it was inoffensive.
Brigadier (3495) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub
Everything I have to say about this draft has been covered in previous reviews of South Street’s mainstays. If you want to drink local and it is cheap go for it. Otherwise this struggles to be average despite not glaring flaws.
Aroma / Appearance - A chestnut brown base glows with warmth under weak icy head. Caramel malts rise upwards with the smell of a dewy pine in the middle of being processed for lumber.
Flavor / Palate - Red vines, caramel, and bland malts succeed in getting the job done. There’s no big fanfare however; this then fades away like a morning fog. Unless you are trying an entire flight of all the beers on tap don’t spend time with this mediocre amber ale.
JDBaker11058 (1790) - Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
appearance: clear copper, short creamy near white head. aroma: caramel, some toasted nuts, light toffee, hint of citrus. taste: toffee, light brown sugar, hint of raisin, saltwater, floral and citrus hops (light). finish: mineral, quickly fading, slightly dry. notes: Good palate. Balanced flavors. Draught at Barrel and Bushel in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
downender (7759) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber in colour, with a decent, off-white, head. Sweetish, caramel, notes, a touch of orange and red berry fruit and moderately bitter finish. Good.
BeerdedDave (1251) - - SEP 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at the brewery; clear amber color; a very light amber ale; almost no aroma; really light, mild, bready, caramel malt and light citrus hops; very well balanced, but could use some more body
Iphonephan (5826) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Nutty nose. Malty flavors. Not very interesting.
climberbob (379) - Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into tulip. Amber w ok head. Not much aroma. Taste sweetish w notes of candy and plum. Floral hop notes. Caramel finish. Ok.
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DCLawyer (2430) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
4oz pour at Spacebar. Amber with faint white head. A: mild caramel malt, bread. T: same, but adds an unpleasant earthy tone, resulting in a fairly bland dirt beer. Not a fan.
rondphoto (3747) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ South Street / Charlottesville VA --- Clear rich medium mahogany amber, white head cover, sheets of lace. Taste is dry malt that balances sweet and bitter nicely in a solid light brew. Easy to see why it’s Sputh Street’s most popular brew.