johnnnniee (4343) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2011 puboflyons (3438) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle with no batch number or bottling/expiration date. The pour is a slightly cloudy amber color with about a quarter inch short-lived creamy head. The aroma is a good mix of cereal, malts, and subtle hops. The body is full with good stability, meaning it does not diminish into carbonation bubbles on my tongue. The taste has a nice balance of sweetness and hoppy bitterness. I have to give it a good grade.
Pours a slightly cloudy deep golden color with a stingy white head that dissipates quickly to a ring on the edge of the glass.
Smell is lightly fruity with an earthy hop edge. Some sweet malts in there slightly bready, maybe biscuit. Taste is fairly well balanced with the sweetness of the malts fighting to overpower the spicy earthy hop bitterness. Medium to high level of carbonation, sweet sticky mouthfeel, medium body.
I’ve had this beer several times and at first I really didn’t care for it, but it really seems to be growing on me as of late. There’s certainly nothing here that will knock your socks off, but we’ve got a decent local session beer at a reasonable price.
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Cloudy amber. Fruity aroma, banana. Taste us a light malty amber, somewhat Hoppy aftertaste. Rip manchester. crusianbeer (116) - Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2010
bottle from awesome girlfriend from some place in boston area.
Pours a dark yellow almost amber color with little head on it. Lacin is decent with a good swirl.
english bitter hops on the nose, with a little belgian yeast mixed in.
Nothing fantastic on the taste, the belgian yeast is not there, as I expected with the smell. some bitter english hops, and not much else. some bit of malt, but not really anything with any kind of power. just meh.
GRM (4072) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2010
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, drank with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured May 19 2010; eye: caramel, hazy, no effervescence, tiny beige head; nose: malt, floral hops, caramel, spices, 7-UP; mouth: malt, lots of hops, light orange, dry finale in grain with presence of astringency, medium-full body, good carbonation, more bitter than expected, mildly bitter, slightly sweet; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, bue avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 19 mai 2010; œil : caramel, trouble, pas d’effervescence, petite mousse beige; nez : malt, houblon floral, caramel, épices, 7-UP; bouche : malt, beaucoup de houblon, léger orange, finale sèche en grain avec présence d’astringence, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, plus amère que mes attentes, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée; en résumé : bien alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle; poured a clearer than expected amber or bread color. Fizzy whitish head. Aroma of sweet malt, fruit and maybe flowers and bread. Flavor was pretty uneventful, but not bad. Sweet and fruity, with a lingering finish. Expected more from the cool name.
harrisoni (18796) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle at ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting. Pale gold, hazy thin white head. OK, not much to it. Bit of flowery hop. Fine, easy to drink, touch of honey flavour. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Bottle/22oz - Pours a quite hazy darkish amber in color with a medium off-white head that fades to a thin covering over the beer. Aroma is medium of malty grains with some floral hops. Flavor is slightly bitter with plenty of floral hops and only a small amount of the malty sweetness that the aroma hinted at. Slightly sour and astringent in the finish with a lingering sharp bitterness that is "distracting". Just OK... Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle at ChrisO’s Back in the UK tasting, 22nd May 2010. Cloudy light orange. Quite fresh tasting, a bit grainy. Rather dull. madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2010
22nd May 2010. ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting! Hazy gold beer. Light dry soft palate. Honeyish malt with well integrated mild hops that are a little marmaladey. Finishes crisp and dry. Lubiere (13941) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2010
A hazed amber ale with a thin off white head. Aroma of fruity esters, light floral hops, and seven up essence. In mouth, a nutty malt with some nice toastiness, barley grains, British hops, medium bodied. Tasted with Diogene, GRM, Probstk, and Grant, May 19 2010.