madmitch76 (19650) - , 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.
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at The Foundry (Mohamed Sultan Rd), Singapore
Cloudy light amber color. Mild malt aroma. Mild malt and caramel flavor, very light cereals, but with some light acidity too.
TBone (14794) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Tadg’s Gastro Pub, Kyoto.
Amber-golden color, small steady white head, lace. Aroma has light citrus and maltyness. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Earthy hoppy, a bit citrus floral flavor. Clean hoppy lager.
Theis (14668) - 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.
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Beachwood Brewing. Light amber/dark orange pour with a white head. There’s a lot of bread and toasted malt. A nice malty aroma and some floral hops. There is a really nice bready malt flavor to it. Some toast, caramel, and dough. Floral and slightly grassy. A hint of apple esters and straw. Nice.
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallinn)
Lovely sharp citrussy hop aroma, almost pils-like it’s so crisp. Looks a nice orange, persistent tight head. Fairly dull taste compared to the aroma. Simple bready malts. Hops quite bitingly bitter, but nicely noble. Again, this is more pils-like than just a vienna. Late finish in fact is quite acidicly bitter.
Lubiere (11589) - 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 (8736) - 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 (8323) - 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 (8141) - 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.