Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, picked up in Chattanooga. Poured clear, lighter reddish-orange with a short-lived cap of white head. The aroma picked up lots of over-sweetened caramel malts with the slightest bit of toast to ’em.. fainter dark fruits emerge with warmth, along with some herbal and earthy notes. The flavor again found too-sweet caramel and dark fruits with fizzy herbal and floral bitterness falling off the sides of the tongue.. sweet, tacky finish. Lighter-bodied and too sweet on the palate, but refreshing.. this was certainly drinkable.
PorterPounder (7241) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on tap at the Chattanooga location. Dark golden appearance, good sized head. Sweet, malty aroma. Has a slight nutty taste to it. Very smooth mouthfeel, quite pleasant to say the least. Above average for a brewpub lager.
Suttree (6046) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Understated, and probably would have gone really well with dinner. Dark brown, or perhaps copper. Tasty, grainy flavors and an ever-so-slight hop finish.
decaturstevo (5757) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Slight malt aroma. A copper colored pour with a slight off white head. A decent malt on the front with an excelleent bitter finish. Slightly over carbonateed and a tad thin almost a 4 but not hardly. a pleasant surprise in that I expected the standard lager with no hops and the wet paper tates none of which was there. A good beer.
thedm (5613) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 7. This draft brew was enjoyed at the Big River Brewery in Chattanooga Tennessee which was hosted by a pleasant accomodating staff. This brew poured a medium sized head of finely sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a transparent uncarbonated red body and a fair lace. The mouthfeel was smooth and tingly at the start and smooth and chewy at the finish. It had a mild malt aroma and a red malt flavor. I noted that it was an OK beer.
jgb9348 (5610) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange/Amber colour with a thin off-white head. Smells of malt are prominent. Medium-bodied; Decent hoppyness/malt balance in the taste-fairly fitting for a Vienna though. Aftertaste a bit bittering, but pretty good. Overall, a better than average Vienna! I had this on draught at Big River (owned by Gordon Biercsh) in Chattanooga, Tennesse on 26-September-2003.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light copper with a fizzy white head. Earthy barley aroma and a sweet malty taste and a clean finish.
beerguy101 (5357) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on tap at brewpub. Pours an orange gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is orange, malt and sweet. A medium bodied vienna lager. Malts are caramel and sweet, touch of biscuit. Hops are slightly citrusy and earthy. Nice carbonation. Touch of hop bite in the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hamilton Place. The body was light copper with an off white head. The aroma was rich bread and caramel. There was also some iced black tea. The taste was black tea with some dusty caramel. Good for the style.
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft-Big River Brewery-Chattanooga, TN. This beer had a small sized white head that contained fine sized bubbles that was mostly lasting. The body was uncarbonated and transparent with an orange hue. It had a malty nose and a bitter and hoppy flavor to it. The mouthfeel was bitter and fairly smooth. This was a light-medium bodied beer that was just so-so.