Aurelius (3906) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice lager aroma with whiffs of caramel. Whisky colored brew. Tangy and hoppy, mildly sweet. Nutty with a good woody bitter finish. Pretty good.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty within the Vienna style, you must like the sweetness that this style has to enjoy it. I have had much better Viennas
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat malty, filtered clear amber color. Grain (wheat and corn) detected in body and aroma. Light body. I'm not sure whether it was watery or subtle, probably some of both.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, tall lager mug. Caramel malt (M); flowery, citric hops (L). Straightforward, clean lager aroma. Light ruby-red color with a thin eggshell colored head. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic finish. Medium-light body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: tasty, but a little watery.
hotstuff (3931) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at 5 Seasons. Thanks to Dennis and his fine attentive staff for the manner in which thedm and I were treated during our visit to this establishment. This beer formed a small sized off-white head with fine-medium bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was transparent and it contained some lively carbonation with an orange hue. The nose was malty and the flavor was lightly bitter with a lingering aftertaste. The mouthfeel was somewhat tingly and this was a medium-full bodied beer with fair lacing.
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 25. This draft brew was enjoyed at the brewery in Atlanta Georgia. Dennis, the owner, treated us royally. He kept bringing sample after sample to our table. We were given every courtesy and treated very well. Thanks to their fine staff. This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized off white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent softly carbonated orange brown colored body and a fair lace. It had a Munichner malt aroma and a smooth flat mouthfeel. The flavor was a nice medium malt hop one.
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
5 Seasons brewpub in Atlanta - This brewpub didn't impress me too much. Yellow/orangish appearance. Flavor is slightly malty and smooth but seriously one dimensional. It served its purpose as a decent beer to have while playing pool.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Little to no hop aroma. Subtle malt flavor throughout w/ a dry finish. Not at all what I expected.
PorterPounder (5195) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2005 Rerate Much more nuttiness, caramel and back end citrusy hoppiness - much improved Original 2.8 This just did not do a whole lot for me - not a whole lot of character to it. No apparent aroma, decent dark orange appearance. Slight hoppy flavor - but was very muted compared to the Sledgehammer I had prior to this.
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice malty dark lager. This is really a good example of the style.