BeerandBlues2 (13871) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle shared by nickls. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium-short retention with fair to light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, nutty, toast, biscuit), light hops (herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of brown sugar and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, nutty, toast, biscuit), light hops (herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of brown sugar and dates. Medium body, low warmth, medium carbonation with a dry finish. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2011
pint @ the Borough in Raleigh. Ok aroma, sweet. Malty. nutty,roasty, yeasty aroma. Clean orangy brown color, no head or lace. light sweetness with the flavor. Lite body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, sweet finish. Meh, nothing offensive, nothing standsout. Easy to drink, a roasty lawnmower I’d call it..... Mystery_Tramp (30) - USA - APR 20, 2011
Pours honey-amber color. Notes of caramel, bready malts. Flavor is very German-like. Smooth notes of malt without being too sweet. This is a well made lager. birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Pours a translucent ruby to brown with a thin white head. jcwattsrugger (12550) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Smells like a standard beer but with a bit of a yeast note.
Taste approaches that of a light pilsner but is more complex with a solid yeast presence and some dry caramel malt and sweet toffee. Nothing to get excited about but more interesting than a standard pilsner or lager.
Drinks easily. Sits a little heavy.
*101015-on tap @brewery-pours a copper color and light tan head. Aroma is medium malt-caramel. Taste is medium malt-caramel. 3.5
bubbleflubber (2241) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2010
*100824-on tap @a bar–pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is tart fruit, medium malt. Taste is tart fruit, medium malt, off. 2.2
On tap at Annie Moore’s Irish Pub, it pours a deep caramel-amber into the glass, with a thin offwhite cap that leaves sparse lace. The nose is none too aggressive, with some light malt and cereal notes. Hollow cereal flavors encapsule a drier malt body. Active carbonation provides a nice lively moutheel. The palate is a shade thin for a Vienna, but nonetheless, it goes down well enough. Good first shot for a local microbrewery. Jayb0 (1218) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2009
An average vienna lager. I give them props for giving us something to try in Roanoke. It did have a nice look to it and went fine with my pulled pork. But the flavors were not well integrated. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle on 04/09/2011. Clear copper body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet toasty and cheerios aroma. Bready malt and cheerios flavor. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Medium body with moderate carbonation. 5/3/6/3/11 2.8
On tap at the Virginia Beer Festival at Capital Ale House - Midlothian on 07/03/2009. Clear amber body with a medium frothy tan head. Sweet nutty and malty aroma. Sweet grainy nuttiness with a good caramel malty background. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 6/3/6/3/12 - 3.0
Light copper amber, slightly grainy aroma. Very grainy flavor, reminiscent of when I have had oversparged homebrews. No detectable hop flavors, finishing bitterness is more of a husky astringency from the malts. Too bad, because I like this style and wish the new brewery the best. Drake (14109) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Sampled at the 2nd annual Virginia Beer Festival at Capital Ale House Midlothian. Pours a clear copper color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is nutty caramel with some dark fruits. Husky straw notes also. Taste is grainy with nutty and caramel notes. Thin bodied.