Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the tap room. Pours a clear amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes slowly. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of peppery yeast and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of spices and pepper, herbal hops and malt. The finish is spicy with a peppery aftertaste. Decent all around.
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway (as "Small Remmus", same beer?). Amber and almost creamy. There’s a flash of heat in the sip, but at first you might mistake it as a sweet hoppiness, it’s so subtle. Just a little burn at the back of the tongue. Otherwise an easy-to-drink, easy-going, well balanced almost lagery beer. Fun. (#4996, 4/23/2013)
TheBeerGod (5254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at St. George. Amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is sweet and slightly peppery with malty notes, bread and toasted grains. Taste is malt, grains and peppery heat. Body is medium with a moderate pepper warmth and light carbonation. Ends with more malt notes, bread, toasted grains, and pepper notes. Nice beer that would go well with Thai food.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal notes, toasted malts and a strong peppery note. The taste is very much the same. The pepperiness isn’t hot, but very strong. Medium bodied. Not sure I could drink a full pour of this.
obguthr (3840) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maple nose. Clear amber, thin head. Lemongrass initially. Finishes with fireball heat without the flavor of cinnamon, not even like hot peppers. Well done, which isn’t easy for what this beer is.
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source, courtesy of staff, thank you! Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma is very peppery. Just enough pepper in the taste without overwhelming. Has some saison characteristics. Not bad.