MaltOne (236) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, for a lager. Lager isn’t my favorite. Pours a pretty clear copper/cream soda color with a light straw head. Faint but refreshing aroma. The toasted part adds a nice range to the flavor which is well balanced with bitter in the front and a toasted malt in the background. Better then some of the copper ales I’ve had.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2007 Re-rate 9/26/2007.On tap from a freshly tapped keg. This beer has gone downhill since my original rating. There was no trace of any toasted flavor in this beer. Some sweet malt and light hops, otherwise nothing unique or special about this beer.
Original Rating 11/25/2005.Growler. Pours a clear copper color with a moderate head. Light aroma of malt and hops. Slightly sweet flavor. I was expecting a little more of the "toasted" malt flavor, otherwise an enjoyable beer.
blankboy (6320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a clear slightly bubbly orange with a small white head. Nicely balanced aroma and flavour of malt and light hops. I don’t like most Lagers and when I do they tend to be Vienna style and this one doesn’t dissapoint -- this is very enjoyable!
GregClow (2927) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, tupalev & HogTownHarry - courtesy of tupalev. Nice orange-amber colour with a moderate white head. Both aroma and flavour have a good malt/hop balance, with some honey notes in the finish. Nothing outstanding or unique here, just a solid take on the style.
Gorbalev (2966) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with GregClow, Hogtown Harry, and Blankboy. Orange pour, small white head. Decent aroma - malt and English hops. Nice malt taste you would expect from a Vienna, with some additional light hops. Sort of sweet, which lingers. A very nice beer.
HogTownHarry (6135) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz). Poured clear amber-gold with a decent white head. Aroma slightly vegetal, but mostly a pleasant mild blend of light roast malt, dry hops and generic (non-corn) grain. Taste is pretty lively, sharp, I can taste the hops (orange juice, fairly fresh) and malt! Very nice toasty lager - and I usually hate lagers. Refreshing.
jmazz12 (1) - USA - OCT 24, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
my favorite beer. Great color, taste and after taste. if you are from new york head over to long island and check out the happy hour at the brewey
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber colored with a medium sized white head. Sweet aroma of toasted bread with a hint of bubblegum. Flavor is nutty and toasty, with a pretty decent hops presence that wasn’t immediately apparent in the nose. Well balanced and highly drinkable.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body with a frothy white head. As expected, some toasted malt is present in the aroma along with some light hops. Some lighlty sweet malts initially followed by a dry toasty character and a touch of hops in the finish.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
GABF ’05. Clear golden body, white head. Esters, butter, flowers and strawberries in the aroma. This is a lager? Butter caramel malt flavor with pilsenerish hops at the end.