Travlr (24307) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Draft. Clear golden yellow color, almost flat. Aroma of dusty lemons. Taste is softly sour earthy lemons. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
On tap at Station in Downington, PA. Glad they had this one on tap, as I had missed it at Tired Hands. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a crystal-clear light straw color with a fluffy, fizzy white head that lasts for just a bit before falling, leaving behind a bit of lacing.
The nose carries faint bread and grain along with a faint tartness and just a bit of lemon. The flavor is very soft and crisp. Very light bread character along with a touch of lactic acid. Very light body with high carbonation. Super, super drinkable. Not too much character, but I don’t really expect all that much from a kvass.
Overall, a nice take on the style that steers away from too much breadiness or a heavy-handed character on the spicing.
PhillyCraft (7092) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Draft at TND. Pours clearish gold with very light head and lacing. Notes are mostly sour, with a good bit of the sour dough crustiness you see in berliners. Other notes of herbs, dough, tart lemon and very light cascade if any. Kind of watery in mouth with light to medium carbonation. I wish this one was more rye’d out like a traditional kvas but the berliner aspect was interesting. orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Served on-tap at the Brewpub a month or so ago, just getting around to adding this now.
A - Pours pale golden yellow with a frothy one finger tall white head leaving streaky trails of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells just like the description states, sour bread with some lemony tartness. Hints of pale malt, rye spice and some fresh grass round things out.
T - Pretty bread heavy initially quickly giving way to the lemony sour twang that sticks around through the finish. The light spice, pale malt and dash of grassy hop bitterness come through as the sourness dies down toward the end of each sip. Finish is a touch chewy with some lingering sourness.
M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, easy drinking feel from start to finish.
O - I have not had that many kvass’ in my travels so it is hard for me to compare this to others. That being said, I really liked this one. It was very easy to drink and the flavors worked very well. Glad I got to try it. cfrances33 (35) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
On tap at Tired Hands on 12/18/12, served in a tulip.
Sammy (12099) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
Pour: Hazy bright yellow orange, with a finger of soapy white head. Leaves some great lacing, yet fades rather quickly.
Smell: Light lemon tartness up front, and some bready yeastiness. Lots of biscuits, and ever so slight white pepper and salt.
Taste: Great lemon tartness up front, followed and complemented by a biscuity taste. Some white pepper again. The clean lemon tartness carries the entirety of the taste. Finishes with biscuits.
Mouthfeel: Without doubt, this is crazily drinkable given the abv, and equally refreshing. Light, but elegant.
Overall: Delicious, simple beer from Tired Hands. Not really a kvass (they even said that). Similar to Brothers, but better in my opinion.
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Not a true kvas, but a good drinking beer, and appreciate the low abv. a yellow body, and a big bubbly head. Lots of lace. Bready, some sourness which adds to the taste, and Cascade is definitely there to impart the Orange taste. Little sweetness, yet not overall bitter. Chico ale yeast. Tinco (617) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2012
Nice yellow no head. Aroma is citrusy, floral, green apple sour. Taste is citrus, floral, ends with a nice rye bready malty taste. Initial sour kick that transitions beautiful into the more fruity flavour and ending on a malty note. Very easy to drink and refreshing. Would love to down pints of this during the summer! A very good sessionbeer! tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Draft at Tired Hands. Pours a light hazy gold. Nose of lactic acid, lemon, citrus, funk. Taste is tart lemon, citrus, bready funk. The comparison to Berliner is obvious but it is definitely unique. Really interesting, great session beer. jmm635 (1004) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Hazy yellow pour with minimal head. Aroma starts out with obvious crusty bread and follows with lemon peel. Sour and slightly tart lemon flavor and finishes back in the doughy, bread crust category. Very unique. Can’t say I’ve had another beer like this one. Macegan75 (843) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Pours pale yellow with some gead that fades except around the edge of the glass. firsy sip is lemony tart ness followe by bready notes and slight grapefruit ring bitterness. mouth feel is nice and tangy. good beer.