BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Rustico. Pours hazy yellow with a small, fizzy white head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (straw, meal, cereal), corn, wheat, and light fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with corn and faint butter. Light body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry finish.
Drake (7850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sampled on draft at Mellow Mushroom in Charlottesville, then sampled again at Beer Run, just to make sure it could really be this bad. It can. Pours a pale yellow color with a large creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Malty aroma with notes of butter and rotten fruit. The taste is butter, caramel, corn, rotten fruit, banana and faint earthy hops. Medium bodied. Really not a good beer at all.
GT2 (7721) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL at Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a clear gold with a large, white head. Big webby lace. Sweet apple pie aroma along with mulled apple cider and whipped cream. Very yummy. Taste is suddy with macro lager character- adjuncts, corn, sugar water, lemon. Chalky mouthfeel. Not sure what happened here but it had a great aroma going for it.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Green Leafe Newtown. Poured flat hazy gold with minimal head. Nose was over-fermented fruit, bitter hops. I thought something may have been off with the tap here. The flavor was rather dull, mildly wheaty and hoppy, with some off flavors late.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Found a bottle of this at the Whole Foods in Charlottesville, and we all had this during the 2011 Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a clear golden orange. Soft grain, toast and wheat, light citrus hops. Big carbonation, sweet and grainy. Toast, grain, and sweetness. Light grainy bitterness, soft sweetness on the finish. Wasn’t horrible, wasn’t great. Wouldn’t pay $11 for another bomber though.
Braudog (5465) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Taphouse. Quite a light-colored beer for an antique recipe -- clear and golden with a thin white head. The aroma is malty, but the initial taste here has a unique different edge ... it initially comes off with almost an orange essence. This drinks with a clean, smooth, malty character, unoffending, and unique enough to make it fun. Interesting. (#4529, 3/21/2012)
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned.Gold pour with a medium, foamy white head. Aroma is soft all around but has corn, grains, sweet malt and yeast notes. Taste is slightly buttered corn, grains, toasted malt, oak notes (is this even barrel aged?), yeast, sweet malt, faint toasted coconut (am I really picking this up?) and candy corn. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Finish is more sweet malt, buttery corn notes, candy corn, wheat, soft grains, bread dough, yeast and toasted malt notes.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden coloured body with a light soapy white head. Aroma of skunk, coconuts, pale malt, corn, coriander seed and a hint of grass and quite a bit of hay. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong hay flavour with some earth and cardboardie malts noticeable with a hint of alcohol and a definite but hard to notice coconut and odd fruit sweetness that hits hard. Aftertaste shows a skunky flavour with some cardboard and other assertive bitter notes. Overall, an interesting and relatively complex beer, for the style. Not a horrible beer to sample, but not the best value for money, especially from this brewer. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased on 24-November-2012 at Crystal City Wine Shop in Arlington, Virginia for US$10.99 sampled at home in Washington on 22-December-2012.
radagast83 (4049) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, split three ways. Poured a slightly hazy light golden yellow color with a small one finger white head. Aroma was sweet fruits, sugar, lemon, caramel. Flavor was sweet malts, sugar notes, fruits (apples in particular), touch of lemons. Not really worth the ~$11 I spent, but I did enjoy it more than the others who have rated it.
Butters (3665) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the shockoe beer festival. Hazy light yellow pour with ample offwhite head. Lightly lemon but not citrusy. Some grainy yeasty bite. I thought this was pretty interesting in concept, and certainly a drinkable brew, but overall, not that impressed.