Darkmagus82 (2303) - - JUL 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-7-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a light amber/golden color with a thin white head. The head fades fast to leave very little lacing.
Smell – Mainly of bread and some yeast aromas as well. Mixed with this is a somewhat sweet caramel aroma with lighter hop aromas of floral nature.
Taste – A lightly toasted flavor meets the tongue initially. There are light sweet notes of fruit; citrus and some peach and apricot. As the taste advances a light hoppy flavor comes to the tongue. These flavors take the taste to the end and leave a rather pleasant semi sweet/ slightly hoppy flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body is on the average side as well as the carbonation level. Both are quite fitting and appropriate for the flavors of the beer.
Overall – Easy to drink, but again nothing to special. Good flavors, but nothing to go out of the way for. ludhaber (127) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
March madness 2015. The beer is well balanced and is pretty tasty. What is missing for me is a greater grain complexity. The noble hops flavor does not come through. badnloose (111) - North Hollywood, California, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Bottle. Light, almost clear pour. Good flavor of light malt. Hops noticeable in finish. Easy consumption. GuinnessGal (93) - Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2008
This is one of my favorite local beers. Great taste for the price and easy to find in Central Virginia stores! vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Pours a bright amber-orange with a think white long lasting head. Aroma is very light, grainy malt. Toasted malt flavor. Sharp hop bitterness. Very carbonated. Easy to drink.
AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Had this on a warm summer evening outside at a bar on a deck. Had nice color to it, a deep amber color. Poured a lite colored head with some lacing. to it. It was tough to tell the clarity of the beer, since it was outside they gave it too me in a plastic cup, but from what I could tell I think the clarity would have been good. Smelled fairly balanced not too hoppy. It tasted pretty good. I again not overly hoppy, could tast some roasted malts to it. Went down pretty smooth, was very drinkable, I’d get it again, or try more from this brewery if I had the opportunity. jtd6628 (362) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Ok beer I think it is too hoppy and not dark enough in color to be considered a lager. Taste and looks I would call it a light hop pale ale but a tasty one at that. Travlr (26431) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Draft. Hazy light amber color, thick tan head. Aroma of brown bread dough. Taste is similar. Maverick34 (3393) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
12 oz bottle. Poured brownish - characteristic amber/malty sweetness and some light hop finish. Ok. OnTheTrail (608) - Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2017
In bottle. Aroma is malty enoygh. Flavor is malty, pleasant, decent amber lager. Though perhaps not up to SABL standard.