BeerdedDave (291) - - JUL 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12 oz can); musty, hoppy aroma; light caramel malt; well balanced; a decent lager - light and refreshing
hopscotch (9103) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can... Clear golden pour with a big, frothy, off-white head. Good retention. The restrained aroma offers faint notes of cinnamon, honey and flora. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Crisp, minerally, earthy finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at home. Pours brilliantly clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is sweet toast and cookie malt, light bready notes with spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation. Clean and lightly sweet; just a simple, good beer.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can from Wegman’s Leesburg. Pours light brown with a thin white head. Not a lot on the nose. Has a bit of caramel malt on the tongue. Finishes clean. Eh!
Elwood (3071) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving: 12 oz. can from Wegmans Leesburg
The Good: Decent looking brew with a light copper color. Fairly clean flavor wise. Easy drinking and at 4.5%, highly sessionable.
The Bad: Non-descript nose. Overly sweet for the style and lacking in any kind of balancing bitterness. A bit too much of a corn note for me. Too simplistic and lacking in character.
Overall Impression: Perhaps a decent transition beer for BMC drinkers, but there are much better craft examples of a Vienna/Amber lager.
nimbleprop (4809) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can pours a clear orange with some frothy white head. Nose is loads of corn sweetness, stevia, some grain, a little buttered toast. Flavor is similar, tastes like a shitty third world lager, butterscotch, malt, corn, some bread. Medium bodied finish.
Kinz (3279) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can at RVC. Poured a dark gold, slightly brown edge. Aroma was sweet honey malts and some dirty hops. Flavor was creamed corn and honey accented malts. Sweet, not clean, and that weird creamed corn thing going on. DMS city, baby. At least this is how it struck me. Yikes. And I had been psyched when I first saw it. I’ll have to circle back and try this again to see if my rating is consistent. Disappointed. Hate to say this, but I couldn’t finish.
Sledutah (4659) - Utah, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can thanks to obguthr
Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head that dissipates quickly leaving light lacing. Aroma is malty, pit fruit and honey. Flavors are cereal malts, grainy, fruity and herbal
A decent lager
RABinCO (1213) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Total Wine in Richmond. Pours a deep gold with a nice fluffy white head with great head retention. Aroma is sweet, cereal malts. Crisp, clean, a bit overly sweet. Pretty decent.
obguthr (3766) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barley nose, slight pecan. Crystal clear amber, headless. Mild pecan flavor, low astringency. Soft carbonation, almond finish. Pleasantly poundable and clean. Impressive.