GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
pours deep gold color with white head. Aroma is pleasantly fruity and hoppy. Flavor is assertively bitter with an unpleasant harsh edge, almost metallic. If you can ignore that there is some decent malt but overall not my favorite.
trevandjenn (23) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful thick golden color, aroma is slightly sweet and is followed by a very smooth flavor with a hint of fruit. Excellent all around experience!
AlfredtheO (1) - USA - APR 21, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost my favourite colonial beer. It has a good hoppy bite, is not too sweet and has a well balanced flavour overall.
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: crystal amber ale with rich fine top. Some lacing shown.
Nose: Sweet caramel malts with alpha hop note , some of earth hop feel was present as well. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied with light follow up. Nutty charter with malty amber-gold juicy feel. Straight and drinkable ale. Great as session bitter. High class , neatly balanced ale.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours the color of damp straw with a half finger white head. Grassy citrus aroma, not particularly strong. Very sweet and yet bitter taste that seemed rather processed. Easy to drink, but a disappointment nonetheless.
dcb13 (10) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a nice beer. I enjoyed the six pack that I had, and I would buy it again. Nice, smooth finish, and it wasn’t too heavy in my stomach. I plan on visiting the brewery, as I live in Hampton, VA.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of dkachur. Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of citrus, dry malt, toasted malt. Tastes moderately bitter and dry with some resiny hints.
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours light orange with a small blotchy off-white head. The aroma has lots of diacetyl and lightly toasted malt. Medium body with light gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with diacetyl, light dusty spicy hops, then cardboard, dirty caramel and off-sourness. The finish is pretty stale tasting. I got this from a store that’s been open for about two weeks, otherwise I wouldn’t even rate this as being in too bad of shape. This is terrible.
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is grassy and malty with a hint of lemon. The appearance is amber with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is smooth. Overall an OK beer.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours peach colored with a good sized head and good lacing. Very sweet honey-ish aroma. Taste is smooth with a grapefruit-ish tang. Not bad.