hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft… Lightly hazed yellow lager with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is doughy and bready with lesser notes of spicy and citric hops. Light to medium-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is doughy, but snappy, refreshing and mildly bitter overall. Crisp, lightly bitter finish.
obguthr (4903) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From MaltDawg @ 12th Richmond Gathering: Mild DMS and grass aroma. Milky yellow, thin head. Grainy initially and finishes grassy. Exemplary pils, but too much so.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is spicy hops, a touch of earth, crisp clean pils malt, some cracker. lightly effervescent. Flavor has touches of tart wheat/funky yeastiness on the edges, with the center being honey, pils malt, spicy hoppage. Yum
PapaSkeetSkeet (1004) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
woo wee! This was a pleasant beverage, something I’d like to drink a big mug of an a summer evening. It was very light but with some funkiness that I guess would be attributed to the unfiltered yeastiness, although I’ve since wondered if its other brewing techniques applied to make this odd pils a bit more interesting. Yum, I need to get another bottle.
Butters (3990) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering XII. Very clean, crisp, and spot on for style. I’d rather have the tuppers. But for an american brewery trying the style, this is damn good.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Other) 12 oz bottle. Lightly grainy, bit of skunk, light spicy fruitiness. Clear very light straw golden with small white head. Light sweet malt body with some spicy hop flavor. Medium body and mouth. Finish is medium to dry with a light noble hop residual.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of MaltDawg at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Clear pale golden body with a medium rocky white head. Sweet honey and pilsner malt aroma. Sweet pils malt flavor with some honey and spicy hops. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
mansquito (4474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brooklyn Beer and Soda ($10): Pours golden with white head. Skunky aroma coupled with hops. Don’t know if this beer has been sitting too long... maybe seeing as it is a spring seasonal. In any case, it tastes fine. Vegetal aspects might be getting the best of it by now. Doughy feel to it. Very, very crisp. Exactly what I need right now considering that I have been cleaning my overly hot house all day.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. If I’m reading the codes correctly, this is best by Aug 30, 2010 and was bottled May 3, 2010. Pours lightly hazy pale straw gold with a small white head. Aroma has some citrus/lemon, also grassy, floral, and herbal with some grain. Good strength. Flavor is some citrus, mostly lemon, herbal and floral hops, some grainy malt, light bitterness with some fair sweetness, finishes relatively dry. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, slick, medium carbonation. Very easy drinking, crisp and refreshing, particularly considering it is 1 day from the best by date. Will definitely nab a fresh sixer next spring!
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden straw color with a foamy white head. Nose is sweet, grassy, with some citrus and a hint of a sour aroma. Taste is more grassy hops, some yeast, earthy malts. Finishes short and crisp, medium bitterness fading into a more earthy aftertaste. Great surprise for a bottle I picked out completely at random - a thoroughly tasty and enjoyable beer.