GenDV138 (7828) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Sweetwater Merrifield. Clear pale yellow with off-white head. Aromas of malt, corn. Tastes of malt, corn, wheat, light citrus. Light body with a dry finish. DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Tap, gold pour, with white head, nose is caramel, taste is citrus, sweet beer overall MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2013
On tap half pint at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA.
Clear, bright gold with an off-white head and fair lacing.
Aroma of sweet malt and sweet floral aromas.
Taste of malt, butter, caramel and light floral hops.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
A: Pouras a transparent light copper with a nice white head.
S: light grain and hiumns of fruity sweetness, byut nothing overpowering.
T: light malt touch with a light fruity crispness. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but a nice harmony in all the favors.
M: medium-bodied and creamy. Amazing how there’s no alcohol feel with this abv.
D: nice and thirst-quenching. Becoming a big fan of thios brewpub.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-02-2010 dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Draft sample at Merrifield location. Pours clear yellow with very small, rimming white head. Malty nose. Taste is alcoholic hot whit malt flavor. Mild hop character and bitter. Just ok.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Pint off taps at Brewery 05/10/2008.
Slightly hazy golden with moderate persistent head well carbonated.
Fruity bock yeast and sweet caramel malt aromas. Malty munich and vienna style malt sweetness with fruity bavarian yeast notes and spicey hops.
Full sweet mouthfeel with quite some bitterness in the finish. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Clear golden body with a medium frothy white head. Sweet malty Vienna aroma. Very sweet Vienna and honey flavor. Medium full body with moderately high carbonation.
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Enjoyed a pint of this one on draught, at the Centreville, VA location. Pours to slightly hazy, deep golden color, with a thick, creamy, white head, and a good carbonation. The nose is excellent, with good pale and grainy malt aromas, paired with light hints of peppery alcohol. The palate is firm, with lots of good, crisp, pale and grainy malt flavor, on a smooth, clean, body. This beer finishes with more good, crisp, pale malt flavor up front, then ends with some good herbal hop bittereness, that balances and drys the beer out. Well done domestic example of maibock. At 7.7% abv it is a the kind of beer that could sneak up on you in hurry. Works well with a number of dishes on Sweetwater’s menu, and a nice beer to sip and relax with a the bar. radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Draft at Merrifield location. Fantastic brew, light, golden clear color, with a thick white head. Malty aroma, with some fruits. Flavor is pretty light, and the that of caramel and honey. For being over 7.5 the alcohol is masked quite well. hopscotch (11425) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Draft... Sterling, VA location... Crystal clear, deep golden lager with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Great retention. Malty, fruity nose. Flavor-wise, good balance for the style... however, honey-sweet and only mildly bitter (it’s still a bock). Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes a bit thin, but a joy overall.