MadRobin (1858) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 6 oz. sampler at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA.
Clear, pale golden-yellow with an off-white head and sparse lacing. I suspect that nearly all the head was removed before serving.
Aroma of pilsener malt, sugar, light floral hops and sweet citrus.
Taste of white pepper, pilsener malt, citrus, floral hops and bread.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Golden pour with a small off-white head. Light aroma, hints of citrus, lemon, bready pils malts, and a light pepper bite. Malty flavor, doughy, pils malts, a bit of citrus and spice. Not bad.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Sterling location. Yellow color, small but thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of lemon and white pepper. Taste is similar.
sonnycheeba (3362) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours very clear gold with thin, creamy off-white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is cereal malt, light sugar, and floral hops. Flavor is bread malt forward, some fruit esters, floral and earhty hops. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shenandoah 2011. Pours a nice clear bright yellow with a big white fluffy head. Aroma is tpast, fresh pisl malt fresh herbal spicy hops, and some floral german hops, nice. Flavor is bready doughy pils with grassy spicy hops then some fruity flowery godnes then a clean crisp spritzy snappy finish. Refreshing. Good stuff.
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to EricE at Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a crystal clear, bright yellow with a small, bubbly, white head. Nose is massive black peppercorn. Taste is quenching with black peppercorn explosion. Clean palate. No soap, no diacetyl. Finish is mildly lactic and fatty sourdough. Refreshing.
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Falls Church location. Pours clear straw gold with a medium, frothy and bubbly white head, medium retention with good to excellent lacing. Aroma is straw, cereal, and husky malt with spicy and herbal hops, corn notes, and a clean lager character. Flavor is crisp and hoppy with malt support, some dry corn notes and a dry finish. Light body and warmth, moderate carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at RBSG Grand Rapids. Deep golden pour. Bright fresh saaz hop aroma. Crisp and clean with a bit of very chewy fresh aroma. Softly fruity and herbal. Dry but bright. The malts are a little it crackery. Light-bodied (but after that last one what wouldn’t be). The flavour doesn’t quite match the aroma, but it’s pretty nice stuff nonetheless.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler shared at RBSG’10 grand tasting - yellow pour with really nice head. Amazing hay, grassiness. well balanced, cool thin bodied. light and refreshing. touch of spice. Finishes with a touch of back bitterness.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at the Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a clear yellow gold. Hay and big crisp lemon and grain. Crisp grain, lightly sweet. Long slow grain finish. Well done, just not for me.