hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
$7.99 for a bomber at Kroger. Pours slightly hazy golden with a two-inch white head. Smells of wheat, light fruit, and possibly honey. Tastes of grasses, honey, pepper, and corn. I expected much more. Bland.
evanheon (6) - - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes almost like a pilsner... Not what I was expecting, and also not very good. Fruitiness comes in on the tail end, which is the only redeeming quality.
DrinkinWell (124) - - JAN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light translucent yellow with little head. Sweet lemony citrus aromas. Tastes of orange, lemon, honey, with a few subtle sour notes, like a hint of grapefruit. A very good "light" beer. Otherwise, it’s just kind of average.
Damico (2287) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours lemon and a bit hazy with a big white head and some decent lacing. The aroma and flavor both bring lemony notes, fresh crisp malts, and some tame hop bittering at the end, as it would seem appropritate in the German tradition.
bartlebier (1074) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
US backlog 2012. Draught at Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival Sep 2012.
1 of 3 Starr Hill options in their segregated Monticello beer cot, a rather bland imperial lager behaving like an ale. Grainy, shyly going over in mild fruit notes, just enough hops to make it pleasant. Served its purpose to wash down the 20+ exotic varieties of tomatoes and peppers. So this is what you get when you implement a president’s dabbling "no receipt for brewing,”...now on to how presidential brews evolved over 2 centuries with Obama’s honey ale...
brigg (484) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) Clear, pale straw color, thin white head, bubbly body. Sweet malt, corn, some banana, wheat. Flavour is sweet, apple juice, toast, some carbonation, grainy.
Foxbush (1195) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was sampled at the Starr hill Brewery. he beer poured a hazy light yellow pour with an offwhite head. The nose detected some light lemon but not citrusy. I noticed some bitterness. The bartender said there was also some corn. The beer had average carbonation. The finish had a hint of bitterness.
jrob21 (2281) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love the story behind this beer being a Virginia gentleman and all. I would have pegged this more in an imperial pilsner style but it does have some wheaty notes to it as well. Grassy herbal bitterness and a slight astringent Finish. It is a little light and thin but that just makes it a little more seasionable. Light golden clear color definitely makes this at least look more like a pilsner. Either way not a bad beer.
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer at L’etoile in Charlottesville, VA. Happily drank the bottle alone. Light clove tastes. Very good. Somewhat stale smell though when you lift it to your face to sip.
r464 (1729) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden yellow color with a thin and quickly fading white head. Dry, hints of tart citrus and banana. Light yeast and wheat.
jgb9348 (4434) - 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.