madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th May 2013
Hazy deep amber beer, good white head. Palate is light and dry with a crisp trailing edge. Mild malt, touch of soft cream. Not very lager like in character. Mild citrus before the softish and semi dry finish. Nicely joined up and pretty quaffable, but more like a pale ale.
Theis (12168) - 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.
Lubiere (9104) - 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.
MartinT (7321) - 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 beer’s main aim.
-Fruitiness also includes orange character.
Bottle; thx Tim!
DuffMan (5828) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I’m surprised at the style designation listed here as "vienna"== to me, there is more character imparted from the hops and yeast than from the malt, and furthermore, I associated the maltiness of a vienna with caramel, bread crusts, etc. Anyhow, if this is an acceptable vienna, then my appreciation (and education) of viennas just took a big leap forward, because this is an excellent beer. Medium golden body, with a slight haze and a uniform, moderately dense 2 finger head. Lovely soft fruit aroma, melons and pears come to mind. Soft fruity palate with a nice bread malt sweetness and low bitterness. The flavours here are just so pleasant and the palate is nice and soft. This was a great lager, no matter which subclass you file it under.
KyotoLefty (5595) - 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.
presario (4441) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark golden amber with a thick white head; by appearance could be an IPA. Quiet aroma still has some depth. I get notes of floral, herb and candied ginger. Flavour has a striking grain quality. I think of multigrain buns at the front and pick up fruity marmelade notes in the the finish and long aftertaste. Flavour seems to drop in the middle but then bounces back even higher. A nice pitcher with a pizza or game beer. Seems lively and characterful for the style.
reebtogi (3718) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a solid white head with good retention leaving some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel malts and floral notes. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with a nice balance of hoppy bitterness both floral and citrusy and a hint of some spice. Although called a lager, this beer has much more complex flavors to it. This is a very tasty beer for the style. Just have to get another one for a photo.
bluevegie (3031) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber body with mainly lasting head. Doughy grainy aroma with similar notes in the taste as well as bitterness on the finish.
TimE (2821) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber color. Buscuity, minerally nose. Mouth shows show apricots and grapes on top of the malt backbone. Light bodied. Hops hit the back of the mouth. Light dry finish.