j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Max’s. Pours a mostly clear gold with a thin white head. Faint grain on the nose. Medium bodied, grainy, almost catty. Musky, grain and toast. Faint musk, hints of yeast and grain. Long musk, yeast, grain on the finish.
kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, from brewery. Pours a clear dark gold body with a small frothy white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is slightly sweet malt with some bready and crackery notes. Some nice light flowery hop notes add a little bit of complexity. The flavor is pretty solid as well, on the lighter side as far as a Helles Bock goes in the malt department. It does make it a bit more drinkable and refreshing though. Nice slight honey sweetness throughout with just the right amount of bitterness on the finish. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice beer, especially for the heat of summer.
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Capones. Poured a medium to thicker clear burnt orange body under an average sized fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet, lots of grape and raisin, along with along with dough and some flowers. Medium to fuller bodied with average to softer carbonation, a chewy syrupy body that finishes dry. Flavor isn’t as sweet as the aroma with notes of honey topped bread, nut shells, earth, grains, white grapes. Solid offering.
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Churchkey. Pours clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty, light phenolic and caramelish. Sweet malty, caramelish and light phenolic. Dry malty and yeasty finish.
radagast83 (6115) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was lager malt and yeast notes, grain character. Flavor was fruity, with grain and caramel notes.
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4oz pour is a clear, dark gold with some cloudy white head. Nose is nice, pear, yeasty, hay, grass, wheat, root vegetables. Nice flavor, parsnip, carrot, pear, apple, grass, wheat, yeast. Clean, slightly slick finish.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours translucent deep golden with 1-finger white head. Nose is bready pale malt, hops citrus fruit, florals, honey. Tastes on the sweet side, with up front pale malt and honey, mid-palate hops, citrus, and florals, and a finishing heavy honey hit on the palate. The whole thing comes together beautifully.
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear yellow with an average-sized white head. Malty, bready nose with a bit of caramel. Malty, caramel taste associated with the Helles style. Very smooth body.
Beerathon (1670) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Average, nothing special about this beer. Didn’t get any of the early flavor of hints of bitterness advertised. Tasted far better than a mass produced lager, but really just tasted like a lager by any other microbrewery.
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a yellow color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of floral, straw/hay, toasted grains, and some bread. Tastes of caramel, some fruitiness, nuts, and grains.