Vir4030 (599) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium brown with no head. Sour aroma and flavor. Almost like a lemon, but without the flavor.
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour with off white head and lace. Light caramel and no hops on the nose. Light caramel malt flavor. thin and fizzy
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub: Transparent copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel malts with a touch of grassy piny hops. Starts with decent fullness and some light grainy caramel sweetness with hints of light fruits before a drier grainy bitter finish with a hint of tartness. An ok amber ale, but could use a little refinement.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Sample Date: 1/17/2009 Source:South Street Brewery) Sampler at the brewery. Too smoky at bar to detect any aroma. Clear medium amber golden. Light fruityness, some grain in flavor. Touch of a winy note. Light body with a thin mouthfeel. Finish is clean but otherwise unremarkabe.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Pours an amber color with a fine off white head. Nose is very light with some roasted notes and a touch of malt. Medium carbonation with a very light, watery, dry mouthfeel. Light roasted malt, caramel, and a touch of ash. Short and very clean finish. Left good lacing on the glass, but that was really all that was good. Pretty watery and tasteless.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lighter bodied. Very smooth amber ale. Malts on the palate, hint of hops but they are definitely hidden. Clean finish. Classic amber for the style. Not too much on really. Lacing the glass ok.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with light foam. Hops, roast, sour malt aroma. Flavor is the same with a pleasant floral aftertaste.
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fitting brew for my 666th rating. Draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark amber with fair offwhite head. Fruity, roasty, and floral. Decent session beer I suppose. This is the second time ive had this beer, and it was not as good as I had remembered it to be originally. But it does have one of the best beer names ive come across.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/2 growler courtesy of dkachur. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of earth, caramel, tea. Tastes of caramel, spice, dark fruit. Given the name, I’d expect something more assertive than this.
Proteus93 (66) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A ruby, dark golden pour. Pretty much no head, which was a bit disappointing. There’s not a whole lot going on here at all.
Very malty, sweet and fruity... a little cherry? Nice.
Mild, a little fruity, barley sweet, with a touch of hops. Reasonable balance, but the taste is a little lacking, as is mouthfeel. Carbonation is alright in the beginning and becomes a bit watery on the finish.
Alright, but a little unimpressive all in all, unfortunately.