BrettTaylor (253) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
tasted at Brew Do - a bit of honey floral, Coors light’ish, bit of honey sweetness on finish, but not impressive
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the VA Craft Brewers Festival, Devils Backbone, 8/24/13. Pours a hazy golden color with a large creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of pale malts, honey, mild corn. The taste is honey, pale malts, corn, hoppy finish. Medium bodied, well balanced. Nice cream ale.
HopTsing (399) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the tap at the brewery poured a hazy golden brew with a nice white head. Aromas of honey and hops. Medium bodied with crisp slightly floral flavor.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Hazy straw with minimal head and no real lacing. Smells floral and rubbery with kind of a wet dog hint. Tastes grainy. Light with a light dry finish. I don’t really like cream ales generally.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City. Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of grainy malt and grassy hops, plus a bit of fruit. The finish is sweet honey and malt with a slight hops aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
nearbeer (3278) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. Light haze on the orange-golden body with a small ring of lasting bubbles. Nose is lightly toasted cereal grain kissed by some earthy pollen and honey. Taste is grain, earthy honeycomb and some nice touches of resin and citrus at the end. Light bodied, easy drinker is sweet but well balanced by a crisp finish and has light-medium carbonation.
Suttree (4733) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Knoxville Brewfest. Cloudy yellow, with a thin white head. Smells like, well, honey and cream. Nicely smooth and lightly sweet. Not bad for a style I usually don’t care much for.