Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden amber lager with a thin white head. In aroma, nice perfumey malt with smooth chalky notes. In mouth, a nice quaffer, crisp malt, light grainy notes, rye notes. On tap at Deep Ellum, Jan. 16 2011.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml. Very interesting. Aroma is malty, with caramel, biscuit, and some herbs. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over. Palate is oily, with a medium body. Dark yellow, with a frothy head.
bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Reasonable amber giolden with nice head retention. Aroma of a little perfume and tropical fruit notes. Reasonable hop bitterness from start to finish which lingers well after. Not sure of itís Vienna qualities but very nice drinking....
tmoreau (1919) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle poured to my favorite 1/2 pint taster, with a hazed, orange/amber hue, abundant cream & bubbles of off white, almost light tan head foam, and lasting cling to thick ribbons and spots of lacing. The aroma was smooth malt, light breadiness, some sweetness, perfumy fruit, and spice. The flavor added to these a noticeable hop bitterness that lingered. Medium bodied and carbonated, this brew was altogether crisp, and lightly dry on the finish. A few Vienna issues, but a refreshingly sessionable brew.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Harajuku Taproom, Tokyo. Clear golden - white head. Nice malty. Nice medium hoppy. Dryness. Lught body. Light bitterness. Fruity hoppy. Ok.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Baird Tasting Room in Nakameguro, pours a clear amber. Not much on the nose. Sweet biscuity malt palate, clean with just a hint of fruit.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Taproom in Numazu. Very strong American citrus hop aroma. Tall, rocky head; light amber color. Flavor citrus flavor, with peppery hops and a very bitter finish. Quite fruity as well. Very ale-like.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - JUN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice quenching beer. Nothing more, or less. Light yellow pour with foamy head. Light on the palate with a nice hoppy kick on the end. Good summer drinking.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUN 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp hops and nice pale malts make this lager really refreshing. Floral, light sweetness from the malts, and some herbs in the aroma and flavor. I really thought this was an excellent choice for a warm afternoon.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Apricot fruitiness seeps from the discreet honeyed maltiness of this Vienna, as spicy, herbal hops balance out the back end. All is subtle and quenching.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the misty amber.
-The hop aroma is even minty at times.
-Nose and flavor profile are both a little too subdued.
-Drinkability is optimal and seems to be this beerís main aim.
-Fruitiness also includes orange character.
Bottle; thx Tim!