SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Amber with a lasting head. Yeasty dough, lagerish, and lightly hoppy aroma. Toasty malt flavors with some sweet carame, and orange hoppy flavors. Medium-light body. Cool fruity flavors in a crisp and lightly hoppy lager, though it’s a bit sweet.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle purchased from Woody’s in Cool Springs. Poured a clear gold color with a two finger bubbly white head. The aroma was grain and earth. The flavor was malt, with a bit of citrus and grass. This was an enjoyable beer. The body makes for an easy drinker, and the flavor is somewhat bland, but non-offensive.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lighter in color than other viennas - that’s for sure. Similar slight flowery/lager/grainy stink as others. Very drinkable. Fresh seeming. Good body even when warm.
#2 in Locals Tis the Season from dkachur!
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Butters. Slightly hazy orange-red with a very creamy finger of white head. Aroma is faint, lightly malty taste of caramel and bitter with a lasting hoppiness.
beerbill (3601) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with dkachur. Pours a hazy amber with a moderate yellow/white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Mild aroma of malt along with a few notes of orange. The flavor is again mild malt with just a bit of orange. A pleasant fresh bread flavor emerges in the aftertaste and lingers for a few seconds beyond the swallow. Mild-medium bitterness.
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap at the Brickhouse in Davidson. I see they are bottling now, which is cool. V and I visited the pub in Charlottesville last year. Enjoyed this lager.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange amber body with an attractive offwhite head and good lacing. Aroma of noble hops and bready malt. Light medium body is well carbonated. Taste is nicely balanced. Bready malt has an underlying graininess. Bitter hops are floral and spicy. Some fruity esters add depth. A very nice lager.
Cletus (6355) - 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 dcachur. Pours gold with a white head. Smells of dry malt, oranges. Tastes dry and grassy with a doughy finish.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange color with a thick, soft, white head. Smells like sweet malts and some grains. Tastes grainy like a gourmet bread and balanced by bittering and some dry hops. Unusual combination but it works very well. Excellent beer.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color with a small white head that goes away. Slightly fruity at the start before becoming very watery throughout. Highly fizzy. Almost seltzer water quality in there. bleh.