Derek881 (1255) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another beer I sampled while on vacation in the OBX. The beer had a very clear gold-amber color with a very thin white head that had short retention and light cling. The beer had a malty caramel aroma with some touches of fruit, and grainy hops. The flavor was sweet and malty, with some caramel. It was wet and low in carbonation and fizz, with a thin to medium body; not particularly exciting.
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden amber with a thin off-white head, with decent lacing. Some sweet hops are in the aroma, along with malt and honey. It has a very sweet palate with taste of honey malts and hops with a very mild bitterness. Overall a well balanced beer. I need to visit the brewery, as I live in VA!
Aurelius (5129) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright, clear, intense citrine without much head. Sweet, malty/graham aroma. Biscuity, light hopping, slightly astringent, muted woodiness. Finish with a sweet woody caste. Drinkable, but unremarkable. On tap, Capital Ale House, Richmond.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
pours deep gold color with white head. Aroma is pleasantly fruity and hoppy. Flavor is assertively bitter with an unpleasant harsh edge, almost metallic. If you can ignore that there is some decent malt but overall not my favorite.
trevandjenn (23) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful thick golden color, aroma is slightly sweet and is followed by a very smooth flavor with a hint of fruit. Excellent all around experience!
AlfredtheO (1) - USA - APR 21, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost my favourite colonial beer. It has a good hoppy bite, is not too sweet and has a well balanced flavour overall.
Radek Kliber (7231) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: crystal amber ale with rich fine top. Some lacing shown.
Nose: Sweet caramel malts with alpha hop note , some of earth hop feel was present as well. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied with light follow up. Nutty charter with malty amber-gold juicy feel. Straight and drinkable ale. Great as session bitter. High class , neatly balanced ale.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours the color of damp straw with a half finger white head. Grassy citrus aroma, not particularly strong. Very sweet and yet bitter taste that seemed rather processed. Easy to drink, but a disappointment nonetheless.
dcb13 (10) - JAPAN - JAN 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a nice beer. I enjoyed the six pack that I had, and I would buy it again. Nice, smooth finish, and it wasn’t too heavy in my stomach. I plan on visiting the brewery, as I live in Hampton, VA.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of dkachur. Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of citrus, dry malt, toasted malt. Tastes moderately bitter and dry with some resiny hints.