Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with GregClow, Hogtown Harry, and Blankboy, courtesy of Greg. Interesting burnt caramel aroma - root beer like. Copper no head. Decent taste: very woody/roasty malt, long nutty linger. Thin but not too watery. Best of the 3 Mexican Viennas we started the tasting with, but still not something I would reach for.
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Nekronos. A nice reddish amber lager with a thick big bubbled light moka head, lacing. Light caramel aroma, bready. In mouth, a light caramel malt, light roasted notes, very light bodied, with some reisdual nutty notes. Muchas gracias Raul.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - FEB 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had it at the Santa Fe shopping mall in Mexico city. I felt a very artificial taste in this, watered down with a caramel and smokey taste. Its better than other Mexican Viennas but maybe i dont like the style too much. I dont know why there are so many viennas in Mexico.
JuStuka (201) - Edo De Mex, MEXICO - SEP 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber color, aroma and taste are moderately sweet, caramel, bready, not bad.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich amber pour. White head. The aroma is softly sweet and malty. Fairly clean with a nice light vienna flavour. Lightly hopped, but clean. Pretty fresh and tasty actually. Light toasted malt with a little bit of sweetness on the finish. Well attenuated.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
My Bottom Line:
Underhopped or very sweet, it doesn’t matter. Dust covers this brew’s toasted cereals and the creamy sugars get unpalatable quickly.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam stays atop the dark amber.
-The hefty body reduces drinkability considerably.
-Fruity caramel flavors reach dominance soon enough.
-Yet another Mexican artisanal brew that over-the-top sugary...
On tap at Fiebre de Malta, Mexico City.
Tropic (2) - SPAIN - JUN 6, 2012 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Amber colour. No head nor retention (poor service?) Sweet malt flavor and aroma, vienna malt. Hop presence just for bitterness, slightly and subtle dry finish, very nice.