TheGB (459) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like beer. Aroma is light with a little grass and hops. Light to medium bodied with a bit of malt, grass and hops. Not offensive, but not much there.
Metalchopz (2010) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased on my trip to Nashville. Pours a hazy golden-orange colour with a creamy head that has great retention and sticky lacing. The nose is mild with malts and grains. Nice spicy hop in the taste and the malt leads into the aftertaste. A nice in-between macros and micros, getting that German malt and a bit hoppier than most swill lagers.
Nickls (1703) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Old BA rate - bottle)
Poured with a fairly generous finger of creamy white head; pretty solid retention and some lacing; lightly hazy light orange-rust color. Lightly malty; nutty; bit of yeastiness. Maltiness shows up first; a little earthy; pretty clean and basic. Mediumish MF; a little carbonation sneaks in but would have expected some more interesting feel to it; just kinda slid by without much notice. Pretty good as it tasted solid and was refreshing enough. Overall, not a bad brew at all and I could see this as a macro-drinking friend converter
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is very buttery, flavor is dry and a bit like paper. there are noticeable hops, more so in the palate than the flavor. It’s dry, slightly caramelly but more on the pale malt side, and the bitterness is very English. Bottle from Whole Foods, Nashville.
roder60 (1269) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber color with medium fizzy offwhite head. Aroma is sweet caramel grass with slight lemonzest. Flavor is light, hay lemon with a dryer grassy finish. Overall very smooth and refreshing but nothing special.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from the Flying Saucer in Nashville; there were a few other brews I’d rather have tried, but this crosses Virginia off my map. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, cereal, fruity notes. Flavor follows suit, with nuts, caramel malts, some fruits, and cardboard. Just a bit of hops detectable. Light-medium bodied, with a dry and quick finish. Moderate carbonation. Easily sessionable beer, and sure beats a macro lager for a night of binge drinking with friends.
gsmitty80 (1675) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is a little too sweet for my palate, not as much as the Love but almost. I feel their beers go heavy on the candied malt and have not alot of depth. Blah.
strap (362) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap. light amber with a medium head. some floral hops. had more of an ale feel than a traditional lager. not what i was expecting when i ordered a lager. not bad.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Experienced on tap in a large hexagonal pub glass. The beer pours a medium amber color, with a very mild off-white head that quickly becomes only a memory. The nose shows a character that makes the beer seem more like an east coast Amber Ale than a Vienna lager; although I suppose there isn’t a world of difference between the two styles. Fairly subtle notes of medium to medium-high crystal malt. The palate does indeed carry the malt-forward character of a Vienna lager. German malt notes greet the palate, followed by a mild bitterness, and a clean slightly malty finish. Overall, the beer is not poorly made, but lacks any really differentiating character. Average.
coolpop (1284) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours a light amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor are light sweet malt and mildly floral hops with a touch of sourness. Somewhat creamy palate.