OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. A cloudy yellow with a white head. A floral hop aroma. Flavor had a slight floral bite with some graininess.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear apple juice body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, vanilla, bread, light apple, grass. Taste is medium sweet, vanilla, bread, light grass. Medium body, low carbonation.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Murky yellow gold with a white head. Lightly grainy, a bit of fruitiness, mild floral bite. Medium bodied, somewhat creamier than the Carrierís Credo, very drinkable.
Earlier Rating: 5/8/2008 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at the brewpub, listed at 5.3%. Clear gold with a white head. Lightly grainy, a bit of fruitiness, mild floral bite. Medium bodied, very drinkable.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from tap (2 days). Golden color, average head. Aroma is beery with light notes of citrus. Flavor is good, crisp, clean almost lager like but slight fruitiness; well balanced bitterness. Light to medium bodied.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught pint at the brewpub on 4/29/06
Pale rusty yellow in color, light maize tones, with a small white head that shows moderate retention, little to no lacing. High clarity. Large bubbles rise slowly in the liquid.
Very husky, dry and lightly sourish malts, quite German it seems, with fresh barley and a light corn-like yeast biproduct. Bit of spicy phenols give a punchiness to it, but itís fairly passing. On th end, a smooth doughiness helps cut some of the dry graininess and spiciness, but itís rather blanding as well. Aroma strength is medium to medium-weak with no alcohol apparent, and only a touch of lightly spicy hops.
Some fruit sharpness is notable in the flavor initially, along with a sort of very dry biscuit-like note, with phenols and even touches of alcohol. Malt sweetness is faint, some light dough, plenty of lemon sorbet-like notes and a grassy/spicy hop finish. Water to malt ratio is very high, with very large-bubbled carbonation giving it a biting mouthfeel. Light pilsener/pale lager similarities, but too much wateriness, sharpness and bland dough notes.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light golden in color with a small white head.aroma of bread and butter.Fruity,sweet and malty.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewpub. 5oz sample. Mild buttery, pine-like aroma that is a bit spicy with what appears to be some Saaz notes. Transparent golden-yellow color with a white head. Very bready, doughy, and biscuit-like. Lots of chewy, somewhat grainy malts with some sweetness and a very mild hop kick to finish. Easy-drinking, and refreshing. Good for what it is.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fair sweet malty aroma with mild buttery diacetyl. Clear, bright golden body is topped by low white head that recedes to ring. Grainy malt flavour with some butterscotch and light finishing bitterness. Creamy smooth texture with low carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
New England Road Trip Easter í05 with MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere, beer #41. Small tap sample at the brewpub. Clear pale golden, touch of lasting head...very lightly fruity, bit of DMS...light, sweet, creamy body, very full and smooth, bit apple-touched. Top-notch for the style.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Straw golden body wears an honest white film. Lightly floral aroma, smooth, citrusy. Decent hop-malt balance, but at such low level of intensity, this doesnít impress. The malts are grainy and have a raw barley feel to them. Nevertheless, it gets fairly bitter towards the finish.