Golden Virginias are pressed which raises the body to a mild plus or medium level. The sweetness surges from the first light, but mellows to the citrus as the bowl is smoked. These flavors are medium bold, complex, and an enjoyable smoke.
I lit up a bowl of Peterson Flake about halfway through a day here at the shop. I noticed more of a combination between the sweetness and the citrus from the first light, and the flavor moved more to citrus dominated by the end. I did notice a touch off nic-hit by the end of the bowl. It wasn't unpleasant or overwhelming, though. If you like flavorful Virginias with a touch of body, this is your smoke.