jordanb (19) - Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer is slightly darker than I expected -- a reddish-orange rather than your typical golden color. Two fingers of thick white head. A bit of a wheaty, vaguely fruity aroma (peach, maybe?) but not much else. Not a bad flavor, though simultaneously metallic-tasting (coppery) and sweet. Nothing special.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
THOUGHTS: Nice beer, but lagers aren’t really one of my favorite styles. Even though I never heard of Starr Hill before visiting the brewery and buying five of their beers, they continue to impress me. This isn’t bad just nothing special. It did go down easy though.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light amber with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma was light caramel malt and moderate to heavy flower and grass hops. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and bitter, and moderately acidic; while the finish was lightly sweet, light to moderately acidic and bitter, and sour with an average to short duration. There was a little caramel malt then lots of grassy hops and then finished sour. The light to medium body was sort of creamy with tingly carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 51, Vienna, Lager Glass
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Wood River Grill and Wine Shop, Waynesboro, VA, for $1.66
Aroma: mild, average, beery. 6 out of 10.
Visuals: clear golden, white short head, okay lace. 3 out of 5.
Taste: sour, corn, some light bitterness, well crafted for the style. 7 out of 10.
Palate: sweeter, longer bitter finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Like a well done macro. I would not seek it out again.It is not a favorite. It was well crafted. 14 out of 20.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours hazy amber in color with off white head. Aroma sweet and malty. Taste of malt, bitter and light caramel with bitter finish.
DocLock (9876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Green Leafe tavern. Pours deep brown with nose of carameol malt, vinous fruit, fig, and cashews. Tastes of caramel malt, vinous fruit, brown sugar, and nuts.
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at CAH downtown. Not as clean as I remembered. Clear yellow gold pour with small off-white head. Weak sweet grainy aroma. Tasted buttery and old. Only okay. I give a higher overall score because of my previous encounters with this beer
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Copper, white head w. nice lacing. Nose is dusty copper malt, a little caramel. Flavor is caramel, a tiny hint of cocoa & solid bitterness. Nice cereal malts in the finish. Reminds me a bit of something Flying Bison would make.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Colonial Downs Rhythm, Bets,and Brews Fest.
Clear golden small white head. Aroma of pale malts with a tad of earthy hops.
Moderately sweet grainy flavor with some fruity yeast character. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Clean finish with touch of residual hop bitterness.
cantchangeit (39) - Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A very attractive beer that is strongly carbonated providing a nice head that lasts a long time. Don’t drink this one out of the bottle it tastes pretty bad and with a very strong metallic finish. Its got a bite that hits like a mild pale ale and finishes with a metallic aftertaste. A decent beer, but one I won’t be buying again any time soon.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I liked this beer. Pours a light golden colour with a small off white head. it was a little complex in the mouth, yet very smooth, and nice biscuit malt flavors. Aroma is pleasent, of honey roasted peanuts.