mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark reddish brown, full dense tan head that fades, leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is moderate, soft hoppiness with evergreen character. Toasty malt flavor, mild bitter hop finish leaves a slight linger of pine trees. Simple and easy to drink. Medium body, low carbonation.
hockeybeerguy (1999) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
This one was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber to red color with a small one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing.
The smell had a decent rolling caramel maltiness invading my nose that leveled off a bit as it warmed.
The taste was mainly malty sweet with a light bitter kick close to the end.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriate and didnít have anything that told me this was bad.
Overall, not a bad American Amber/Red. Iíd probably get it again the next time Iím in Virginia.
BeerdedDave (297) - - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep red color - almost brown; fairly well balanced; toasty malt with caramel notes and a good deal of hop bitterness
AKORN (129) - 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 (1811) - 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 (3203) - 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 (1661) - 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 (2235) - 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 (532) - 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 (1426) - 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.