jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold with a medium white head. Grain and hay in the nose. Flavor is well-rounded with some body. Pleasantly sweet and a little malty with notes of grain, lemon, grass/hay and a touch of bitterness at the end. Medium smooth texture with lively carbonation. Contrary to other ratings for this beer, I wouldn’t say it’s watery. Some lacing left on the glass. Decent head retention. A solid offering. I little underrated IMO.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Considering what this beer is meant to be, I think they did a great job with it. It has a very mild grassy and slightly bitter flavor that goes together nicely for an incredibly drinkable and refreshing beer. So while this beer isnt at the top, I respect it for its delicious simplicity.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another North Carolina brew I’ve been waiting to try. Crisp, fresh taste, decent head, very nice drinkable lighter bodied beer. Good malt and hops make this a solid beer. I would like to get my hands on some more weeping radish brews.
joeygjr (8) - Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of soap. Not sure where that is coming from -- mix of hop spice and malt?? Offputting at first but not terribly bad. Huge snowy, pillowy head -- some wheat in the grist?? Excellent malty taste. Mild mouthfeel, not thin. On the sweet side, but well balanced -- nice hop bitterness. Had it with Chinese (Szechuan) leftovers -- perfect match.
lamas (1280) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 Bottle. Best before date: 01/05. Different label than that in the picture. Pours a clear gold with smallish bubby off-white head. Aroma of hops and sweet bready grains. Refreshing and crisp. Thin. Sweet but with a different spicy finish. A little corny and bready. Seems like this would go great with a nice seafood dinner. Good summer brew.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz Bottle Best by April 2005 - Sparkling clear gold body topped by a foamy off-white head. The aroma is loaded with corn! Lightly sweet. The flavor is lightly sweet biscuit then some light grass and floral but that is it. It is very uninspired. I had higher hops from this lager brewer but I have been let down.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
in the bottle. very dark gold in color. Frothy head at first pour. Grassy aroma. Delightful summery beer. Worthy of sitting in the outside beer garden on roanoke island and sipping all afternoon.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear pale yellow, under a blooming milky white head.
Aroma: corny-sweet, but overall dull. Clean.
Smooth, and sweet entry on the palate, slips easily past the lips. Pleasant, but lacking flavor. A tiny bit buttery and sweet, and more often than not, forgettable, nothing really remains, finish is limpid and wan.
Turns sourish on the tongue halfway through, an attribute I rarely admire.
Two words sum it best, really:ho hum.
maltdog (609) - Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brassy gold color of vitamin piss, clear enough to read through. Small head but lively carbonation. Little gritty things in the bottom of my glass and in the bottle. Nose of bready malt, wet grain, and a little too much sulphur. Chewy malt, Pepperidge Farms white bread with a sweet-tart edge, just a whisper of hops. Nice silky viscosity. Decent helles.
hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold in color with a small head.....sweet aroma. light beer with a decent bitter finish. Good but not exceptional beer