Velkyal (321) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pours a rich golden with a frothy white head. The nose is loaded with noble spice and grass notes. Taste is mostly grains and a gentle bready sweetness and a good walloping hop bite. Medium bodied and a long dry finish. One of the best lagers in Virginia. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Poured into a pint glass.
4.0 A: Pours a clear golden yellow color. Two fingers of frothy head. The first finger dies very quickly, but the last one has decent retention. Just a touch of spotty lacing.
4.0 S: Earthy spiciness and grassy hops. Somewhat sweet neutral malt aroma. Not bad.
3.0 T: Soft bitterness. Grassy and earthy hops again. There’s definitely some corny DMS going on here.
3.5 M: Light body. Carbonation is a little higher than I’d prefer. Would be smooth, but has corny aftertaste.
3.0 D: Not terrible, but definitely much better lawnmower beers out there.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-22-2010 04:00:42 deyholla (11600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle thanks to Dan. Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had a bit of a musty lager yeast note with a bit of sweet backing grains. Flavor had a combination of grass and sweet malts with a bit of a mustiness in the finish/aftertaste. ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Straw golden pour, very slight malt aroma, 1f head with vigorous pour. Slight spices in taste, easy finish - sweet and slightly malty. Good for the style. kennydiaz (358) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Pours a nice golden color with a subtle hop taste with a doughy banana taste.
BREWMUSKCLES (2686) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2010
unbalanced yet intruiging. hoppy tart and tangy. Then it is just a classic style lager. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark amber color with a huge foamy yellow-white head that produced some lacing. The aroma was faintly, sour and tangy. The flavor was tangy, tart and nutty with notes of sourdough, lemon, toasted caramel and honey. The finish was medium length with notes of caramel and fruit lingering. Medium body. Decent. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Draught. Copper with off white head. Aroma is sweet floral hops and cereal. Flavor follows adding caramel and removing some of its emphasis on the floral hops moving towards more bittering hops that last through a relatively long finish. Not that interesting, but alright. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
I didn’t even realize this was a top 50 premium lager until after I was finished drinking it, but I wasn’t surprised. It pours golden amber with a tall, creamy off white head with good retention. The aroma is mostly fruity peaches, banana, and a hint of noble hops. The flavor is fruity up front that goes grainy and ends with a mild noble hop bitterness and some dry cracker like malts. It leaves a doughy aftertaste. I kind of like these lagers a little dryer and crisp, but it was still enjoyable for a style that can be really boring. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Pours a nice clear dark gold/orange color with medium amount of bubbly, quickly dissapating head. Aroma is big - can smell it from table level - some mellow doughy yeastiness, with sweet grassy base and slight citric notes. Flavor is pretty dry with a nice medium bodied grain base and some floral hop notes. Overall, a very good lager.