Beergeek23322 (416) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
December 2010. 12 oz. bottle. Pours copper/amber color with a white head. Caramel, bread, grassy aromas. Light finish.
jkwalking05 (2356) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Hazy gold in appearance with a small whie head. Aroma is of corn and grain. Taste is of corn, grain, malt.
rondphoto (979) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hazy dark orange amber with a small head that completely disappears, no lace. Becomes so still, it looks like a glass of tea. The taste is malt with some ginger and bread notes, maybe a little mown field grass. Slight bittering at the finish. A pleasant but low-key brew; not memorable.
Rocc90 (29) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I tasted bread right off the bar. Not too bad but not the best selection from starr hill I've ever had
BREWMUSKCLES (1986) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
festie is a busy brew with flavors of fruit, malt and soapy hop in that order. the flavors are not substantial enough and tediously balanced. when the body softens some time after pouring the beer smooths out nicely but the flavors get lost. a decent session for any time and perhaps demonstrative for an O-fest.
blipp (4775) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Sweet malts, grains, light toffee, and earthy hops. Decent.
WVBrU (51) - - OCT 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light copper Orange. Citrusy if anything. Sweetish and not bitter at all. Very light body, almost watery. Quick finish and no aftertaste, it just goes away. Decent, but unimpressive.
thechandler (526) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden orange color with a thin white head. Aroma is weak and citrusy. Flavor tastes like amber malt extract with a background of dry grassy hops. Not amazing. Just tastes like an unimaginative homebrew. I expected better.
MadRobin (987) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap 1/2 pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear copper amber with small off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of grain, bread, lightly roasted malt, caramel and spice.
Taste of lightly roasted malt, bread, grain, caramel, light hops and a touch of spice.
Medium/light body with medium/light carbonation.
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DrSilverworm (2701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can, $1.75 from Beer Run. Good, foamy, thin off-white khaki head. Clear amber color. A few bubbles on the side of the glass. Sweet maple-syrup malt aroma. Nice light smokiness. Good savory flavor, to complement the sweet - like candied bacon, a little bit. Lighter, but somewhat soft average carbonation. Dry finish. Taste is a reasonable balance of bitter, sweet, and light salty. Kind of just mediocre overall, but I like the intention behind this beer. A brew to be enjoyed at festivals. I imagine it’d serve that purpose well - light, refreshing, yet savory, sweet, and flavorful. Most importantly, available in cans.