TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2017
Draft at the brewpub. Burnished golden. Wispy crown of fine-bubbled foam. Clean and focused nose of honeycomb, minerals, cracker, toast, flower petals, and hints of poundcake, lemon and pepper. Firm, tiny-bubbled carbonation. Notable snappiness immediately gels a lush grassiness and mouth-filling toast kissed with a honeyed sweetness. Feisty hop spice exerts itself and balances the refined grain. Very round, well-sculpted maltiness displays flashes of melanoidin character, though teeters on scorched and astringent, suggesting grain husks at times. Artfully incorporated Saaz is measured in its tealike elegance. Mild crunch of cookie notes reinforces the body’s pleasing firmness and renews the deep, multilayered malt. Very well attenuated, yet the chewy malt strengthens the lean center. Minerals subtly scrub the tongue and vivify the honeyed toast and sassy hop spice. Delicate nectary hop oils augment the dry, zippy-hop finish as a honey-kissed toasty flourish lingers. This is an authentic stab at a Czech-style pils and considerably better than their disappointing sourish Dunkel and husky Premium Lager. The aroma is quite lovely and finessed, and it it’s mostly clean all around, save of the flavor department where it’s a tad coarse and rough at times. Quality brewski. kramer (6975) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Pours a clear yellow body with a minimal wispy white head. The nose is sweet pale malt and a light soggy grain note, with minimal hop influence. The flavor is pretty in step with the nose, it's a bit sweet with soggy grain and a very light hopping. Pretty bland overall, not much going on here. Light bodied with light fizzy carbonation. Meh, not something I'd order again.
3/6/3/6/12 Bacchus66 (999) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2017
Draft at the source. Clear bright yellow with a thin white head. Clean lemon, grassy nose. Tastes of fresh bread, pale malt, light fruit. Light bodied, crisp finish. hman43 (1883) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Light golden and clear in appearance. Grainy sweet and floral hops. Has a bitter sweet aftertaste. commonshawn (1339) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Tap at jack of the wood in Asheville with commonmac and rosskyle and samadouche. Gold with small white head. Subtle sweet grain nose. Oily and sticky. A bit of honey spice flavor with grain. Medium body, easy to drink. Good for a pilsner.
Dogbrick (14287) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2015 Sample at Appalachian Vintner. Clear yellow color with a medium thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, malt and fruit. Light body with flavors of herbal hops, biscuit malt and fruit. The finish is mildly bitter with a short floral hops aftertaste. Decent overall. Cybercat (6331) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours clear golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is crisp and fruity, not strong but inviting. Flavor has crisp malty and fruity notes, nothing special but still enjoyable. Mouthfeel has good firmness and fizz. Shag (3059) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Golden color with a white head. Aroma contains some hay, lemons, and corn. The flavor is crisp with some citrus and creamy notes. Overall good beer to kick off this Asheville trip. Enwiebe (319) - - APR 10, 2015
4/10/15. Draft at brewery. Slightly dark side of copper w min head and lacing. Mild bready nose. Surprisingly sharp hop mouth up front. A bit harsh.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jbruner (5448) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Pours a clean golden yellow on tap with fluffy white head that lasts and leaves good lace. Aroma is nice crisp pils malt with hints of clean lager yeast and grassy hops. Taste follows with a nice clean finish, just a hint of bitterness and a big malt body. Light and refreshing, good carbonation, no complaints for the style.