BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear yellow with a large, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grainy, hay, straw, cereal), light hops (spicy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of vegetables. Flavor is heavy malt (grainy, hay, straw, cereal), light hops (spicy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of vegetables. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation with a dry finish.
DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wine Sellar. Pours gold with 2-finger white head. Nose is honey, hopcitrus. Tastes of pale malt, Saaz hops, citrus fruit, with a crisp finish.
Drake (6503) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Theyíre calling this a pilsner now, but it still seems pale lagerish to me, so thatís where Iíll leave it. Growler from the brewery. Pours a clear golden color with a large frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, grain and a bit of corn. The taste is bitter grassy hops, some toastiness, corn and a grainy finish. Thin-medium bodied. Actually not minding it... itís decent for what it is.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from the tap at Nashville Flying Saucer. Pours a clear light yellow with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has light grain with a hint of sweetness and crisp hops. Flavor is a bit thin with earthy sweet grain and earthy grass.
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours light gold with a white head. Grainy, light floral hops, and low-medium sweetness. Decent.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright yellow, with a thin white head. Grainy, grassy hop aroma. Nicely sweet at first, then grass, biscuit, and a nice crisp hop bite. I think Iíve gotten hung up on the word "grassy" as a descriptor. I never used t use it, but now I say it all the time. Weird.
EithCubes (4199) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose sweet and floral with dusty malt that reminds of corn. Very pale clear yellow body with a fizzy white head. Taste is firmly bitter with the feel of very hard water, some mild astringency which levels off and cedes tract to floral and even lightly bready notes. Dusty full body. A little dirty, but not terrible.
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is standard latex - hay hops with a corn like malt and exactly to style. The appearance is golden with a clumpy head. The taste is like the aroma and yummy, The palate is average. Overall a perfect example of the style.
Butters (3321) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the Irish Hanukkah Tasting. Clear straw yellow pour with ring of white head. Semi sweet light noble hop and corn. Flavor is buttery and semi bitter old noble hop flavor. Corniness goes away on the flavor. lingering aftertaste of bittnerness. Nothing special here, and a little much diacetyl maybe.
ben4321 (3003) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at Capital Ale-Innsbrook, 11/21/12
Aroma: The nose is malty, with some cereal/grains, some grass, spice, and a little fruit
Appearance: This one pours a golden color with small white head and some light lace
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, but the malts and hops are a little more crisp and clean
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a clean/crisp mouthfeel, and a lightly dry finish
Between visiting a few Breweries/Brewpubs and making an effort to drink local, I managed to make this one my 25th VA rating of my Thanksgiving visit to my original stomping grounds, increasing my VA ratings to over 80. The local RVA (and the rest of the VA) beer scene has really improved from the days of Legend Brown and not much else. As for the beer, I thought this was a decent Pils, but it wasnít a whole lot more than that.