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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   ABV: -
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15% wheat malt...light flavor, delicate hop finish...pale golden color.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap 5 oz. sampler at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA. The ABV is listed at 5.1%. Clear, pale yellow-gold with a tiny off-white head and negligible lacing. Aroma of mild citrus, light caramel, and light floral hops. Taste of mild citrus and light caramel wiva hint of spice. Light/medium body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MegaTuan (8) - APO, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2013 does not count
Nothing special about this one, I actually thought it could have easily been replaced by a Budweiser. Blame it on the other beer I was trying at the tavern but this was least favorite out of the 5 they gave me.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2011
A big ole glass of Meh! Pours light yellow without a lot of aroma. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Not a lot of taste. Can I stop writing now?

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
This was the best on tap at the time, unique early notes of spices, and finishes fine. A little thin in flavor but that was atrend for all

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrob21 (2464) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Poured a pale golden color that was a bit cloudy with some decent white head. The wheat addition ends up overpowering this beer and drowns out any hop profile that may be there. Gives a bit of spicy aroma and has a decent body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenDover (201) - Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Clear golden color, perhaps just the tiniest bit cloudy, but very light. A good wheat beer taste but a bit on the thin/weak side. There are better ones out there, this one is good but not great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1250) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2006
This was brought to the beach in a growler. The color was light and the flavor was thin. It just wasn’t the beach of the beach. The Marzhon lager was far superior. The growler is an excellent way to enjoy beer. There is some lemon flavor. I am just not a big fan of wheat beers. The beach was super!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Barking Frog is a domestic version of a Kolsh styled beer, and its a good one. Coming in a little high in abv at 5.5%, and a bit bolder in flavor than real kolsch, this beer pours to a slightly hazy, pale blonde color, with a nice bubbly white head that faded, and a moderate, to soft amount of carbonation. The nose was very delicate with some subtle jammy/fruity estery aromas, a touch of pale malt aroma, and just a hint of sulfur. The palate was soft, with some nice subtle pale malt flavors paired with some jammy estery fruit flavors. Barking Frog ale finishes with more delicate pale malt and estery fruit up front, and ends with a pleasing, slightly grassy hop bitterness. This was a well done domestic version of Kolsh, a delicate, fruity ale that is a specialty beer only found in and around Koln(Cologne) Germany. A little "big" for the style, but a tasty, drinkable beer. This is perfect beer to sit and relax with over some good conversation

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Lawnmower beer! Well-balanced with hints of butterscotch, citrus fruit and straw in the aroma and flavor. Light, refreshing and fizzy. Too watery, though. Not much to it.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Cask. Translucent gold. Zero head. Nose a bit sour, not much there. Horrid palate, desperately needs carbonation. Bit of spice, a little banana, but not a whole lot going on. If ever a beer stood up and screamed "DO NOT SERVE ME AS A CASK BEER" this is it.


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