TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 30, 2007
12 oz bottle. Contract brewed for BrewThru, a small chain of drive though beer stores, found in the OBX, of NC. Pours to a beautiful, bright, deep amber color, with a thick and creamy white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is very pleasing, with lots of good stewed and caramel malt aroma, with light flowery hop aroma. The palate is firm, with good sweet and caramel malt flavor, with a touch of estery fruit. This beer finishes with more good sweet and caramel malt up front, then ends with mild flowery hop bitterness. Very enjoyable, very drinkable beer. I really enjoyed the malt character in this one. Food friendly beer, that goes great with a lots of dishes, and a beer I enjoy every time I go on vacation to the OBX. Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2003
I have friends that have a house in the Outer Banks and they brought this beer back. It pours a nice amber color, with a thick white head. Nice lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty. Lemon and hops on the tongue. This beer REALLY suprised me. I really wasn't expecting much, but this is a good beer. obxdude10 (2395) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2003 A nice beer to pickup while on the Banks in NC, also a nice beer to just hang out on the deck of your beach house & pound away a few, very drinkable, crisp & clean flavors & finish
Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2002
This may be the best thing that Weeping Radish brews! There are about 15 'Brew-Thru's on the Outer Banks - I went thru one and discovered their ale - had to try it. Nice golden color, but slightly hazy. medium body, big head, good lace. Medium hops. This was great beach ale. Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 8, 2006
12 oz bottle from OldRaspy. Apparently, this is now brewed by St. George according to the label. Golden amber with a ring of a white head. Sweet malt and a slightly funky nut scent. Light hops present, but not prevalent. Nice mildly sweet malt flavor, plus a decent hoppiness. Well balanced overall. I really expected this to suck, but frankly, it doesn’t.
Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Don’t know why this is retired? It is definitely in production seeing as how I just picked up a sixer at OBX. Same label, but now it says "brewed and bottled at Clipper City Brewing Co., LP - Baltimore, MD"
Clear golden amber pour with ring of whitish head. Nose is buttered toast, corn, and very faint sweet floral hops. Flavor has a more pronounced hop profile, hints of canned corn. But overall, a decent little pale ale. Easy drinking, and citrusy refreshing. And only $5.50 a sixpack! Drake (14360) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Butters at the 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 3/19/11.
Pours a clear amber color with a medium creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy malts, caramel and a bitter hop finish. The taste is sweet malts, grainy notes, caramel, peach-like fruits and a faintly bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Nothing special, but an oddly satisfying golden ale. Bottle conditioned, to my suprise. Deep golden color, lousy head retention. Light, hoppy aroma and flavor. A bit rough on the palate. But still, not a bad little summer beer. Could use a better malt background, but the hopping is nicely done, clearly there, but doesn't club you over the head. CAPTRON (8) - POQUOSON, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2003 does not count
I tried this ale on a recent trip to the Outer Banks. I consider this to be a "gimmick" beer and did not expect a whole lot. I was pleasantly surprised. A refreshing summer brew perfect for the beach or pool on a hot day. IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Golden amber color, white head, slight haze. Sweet malty aroma, some detectable hops. Malt flavor starts you out with some good citrusy hops rounding it out. Lighter to medium body, fairly refreshing. Not bad, I expected much worse.