Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Nice and very flavorful low ABV beer. Nice and malty, but with enough hop bite at the end to make it interesting. Fairly British.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, light, orangey brown with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma contained moderate toasted and nutty malts, and caramel; hints of chocolate; and light citrus hops. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter with an average duration. There was caramel, nutty and toasted malts, citrus rind hops, hints of chocolate and slight metallic hops. The medium body was sort of watery with lightly fizzy carbonation and a metallic finsh.
AKORN (95) - Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malt and hops aroma. Clear amber color with little head. Roaster malt and mild bitterness. OK beer
chinchill (1364) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle (no date but purchased 2 days ago) served in a snifter.
An unusual amount of ressure released by uncapping. Pours dark and murky red-brown in color, hazy and with an over-sized, creamy tan head that has excellent retention and leaves the glass well coated with lacing.
Flavor: better than the nose and drinkable, but still poor.
Feel: soft and smooth with high carbonation.
O: possible infected, making 2 out of 3 (all different beers) for me from this brewer. Should re-visit but the lack of quality control discourages that.
Iphonephan (2654) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn VA. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of rye and some grassy hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Bitter finish.
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with thin tan head. Nose of caramel, roast, berries, stale hop. Medium body and bitterness. Light carbonation. Not bad
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma of citrus hops, sweet grains, pine sap, cinnamon. pours coca cola with small soapy off white head. so brown, but gleans ruby. some lacing. tastes of minerals, earthiness, wood, and floral hops. some bitterness. palate is thin and watery, bitter body with no aftertaste.
Beergeek23322 (2022) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
October 2011. From bottle. Amber color with a tan head. Crisp and clear. Caramel aromas with malt and fruit. buttery flavors, malt, yeast and a bit of hops.
fiercepanda (446) - Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A dark red beer with a small off white head. The aroma is hay and nutty malt. The flavor is roasted malt, slight cocoa, and nuts.
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->shaker. Pours a murky brown. Fairly straightforward malt and hops, no surprises. Nothing special, but then nothing wrong either.
jrob21 (2350) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sticky rubbing alcohol sort of aroma. Flavor is malty caramel and a fruity malt profile. Medium body. Rather non descript.
boxofrane (1872) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with about 6 months of it. Pours clear copper with a small off white head that sticks around a bit. The aroma has the faint smell of floral, pine, light citrus. The taste is a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, and a light hop kick on the finish. Nothing great but very good.. maybe better fresh?