DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Date: 08/30/08, 12 oz. bottle courtesy of DoboyCelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Aroma - Straw, grass, faint floral hops
Appearance - Bright, clear orange/gold, medium white head and some decent lace
Flavor - Solid malt base with light caramel and toffee, very subdued and indistinct bitterness is secondary
Palate - Light to medium body, medium carbonation, very slight stickiness
Overall - The typical maltiness of a Vienna, some good flavors, and a good representative of the style.
Compliments of doboy, in presense with DrBayern and Steve. Poured from 12 oz bottle, medium dark amber. Aroma malts and hops. Flavour was of malt goodness, with a tinge of malts towards the end. Somewhat of a typical vienna style beer, enjoyable. doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Grabbed a few 12 oz’ers for Buddy Steve, the Braveheart Beer Mister Celticbrew, and the regularly panegyrized Drbayern. Jomo poured a light amber color with a fair head that disipated too quickly. It did lace well though. The aroma was too mild for me, but the hop flavor made up for that, though not over powering or harsh. The maltiness in the taste was very good. jordanb (19) - Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2008
This beer is slightly darker than I expected -- a reddish-orange rather than your typical golden color. Two fingers of thick white head. A bit of a wheaty, vaguely fruity aroma (peach, maybe?) but not much else. Not a bad flavor, though simultaneously metallic-tasting (coppery) and sweet. Nothing special. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2008
THOUGHTS: Nice beer, but lagers aren’t really one of my favorite styles. Even though I never heard of Starr Hill before visiting the brewery and buying five of their beers, they continue to impress me. This isn’t bad just nothing special. It did go down easy though.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light amber with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma was light caramel malt and moderate to heavy flower and grass hops. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and bitter, and moderately acidic; while the finish was lightly sweet, light to moderately acidic and bitter, and sour with an average to short duration. There was a little caramel malt then lots of grassy hops and then finished sour. The light to medium body was sort of creamy with tingly carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2008
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 51, Vienna, Lager Glass
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Wood River Grill and Wine Shop, Waynesboro, VA, for $1.66
Aroma: mild, average, beery. 6 out of 10.
Visuals: clear golden, white short head, okay lace. 3 out of 5.
Taste: sour, corn, some light bitterness, well crafted for the style. 7 out of 10.
Palate: sweeter, longer bitter finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Like a well done macro. I would not seek it out again.It is not a favorite. It was well crafted. 14 out of 20.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours hazy amber in color with off white head. Aroma sweet and malty. Taste of malt, bitter and light caramel with bitter finish. DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Draft at Green Leafe tavern. Pours deep brown with nose of carameol malt, vinous fruit, fig, and cashews. Tastes of caramel malt, vinous fruit, brown sugar, and nuts. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Draft at CAH downtown. Not as clean as I remembered. Clear yellow gold pour with small off-white head. Weak sweet grainy aroma. Tasted buttery and old. Only okay. I give a higher overall score because of my previous encounters with this beer rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Tap. Copper, white head w. nice lacing. Nose is dusty copper malt, a little caramel. Flavor is caramel, a tiny hint of cocoa & solid bitterness. Nice cereal malts in the finish. Reminds me a bit of something Flying Bison would make.