CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear deep copper amber with a thin-lacing 2-finger width high head. Sweet toasty caramel malty aroma has a touch of bready German yeast. Body starts with a nice sweet crystal maltiness and some sticky caramel flavor with a touch of grain. Finishes toasty and lightly bittersweet. Very true to style and enjoyable.
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold color with a white head.
Rich malty aroma.
Smooth delivery and good overall balance. Nicely done Vienna.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
European hops in this Vienna, and well malted, caramel. Thin, not complex, easy drink but malt and finish was not satisfying. Appropriate carbonation.
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub in Atlanta, GA. Very well done, domestic example of marzen/oktoberfestbier. I love the fact that this beer is a regular in the 5 Seasons line up. Pours to a beautiful, bright, deep amber color, with a thick and creamy white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with lots of good toasty and nutty malt aromas. The palate is firm, with good sweet malty, toasty, and nuttty malt flavor, on a polished and clean body. This beer finishes with more good malt character up front, and then ends slightly cloying, with some grassy hop bitterness to balance. A very good beer from Atlanta’s best brewpub. Matches well with a number of dishes on the menu at the brewpub, and is a beer that should not be missed if you visit 5 Seasons.
Nuffield (3636) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish hues, gentle sweetness, hop bouquet. Excellent, extremely drinkable. Sweet with a saazy touch, not much grassy. A dry finish emerges. Just a touch of citrus (orange). Appropriately carbonated. Excellent example of the style. (on tap at brewpub)
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper, the blend of malts and hops is nice, good session beer.I didnt realize that....
tomciccateri (987) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the spaceous brewpub. A clear amber but a mellow hops presence gives way to a very soft, rich malty flavor. A nice, well-balanced Bavarian beer.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden-copper body. Malty nose of bread crusts and light spice. Nice malty character, medium sweet with moderate bitterness in the finish. Fairly complex in subtle ways and not at all cloying. A nice, subtle Vienna. Not bad for the requisite brewpub amber.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, amber color pour. Moderate caramel malty aroma, with some spicy noble hop character. Flavor is similar, with some breadiness. I found this a decent beer for its style.
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap, served in sampler glass. Normally I like 5 Seasons beers, but I’m not big on this one. There is little hop presence, with too much malt leaving it unbalanced. Strange aftertaste