vtrain (14) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose like ’cinnamon toast crunch’ cereal. Thin head. Clear amber slight orange-yellow mix of color. Smooth on palate with a taste texture combo that’s on its way to banana. Light touch of hops (some grapefruit). Not bad.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly nutty malt aroma with subtly spicy hop nose. Clear orange body with shy white head that covers. Nuttiness apparent in the flavour also, biscuity toasted malts, spicy hops noticeable. Thin and weak. Needs more malt. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellowy amber appearance, totally clear. The caramelic malt blends well with the peppery spicy mild hops. It could use a lot more intensity though. Nice cookie-like malt in mouth, lightly spicy, nutty with questionning mild vegetable hints. Malt is not too toasty unfortunately and mouthfeel is not as crisp as I had hoped, actually rather thin, almost watery with low carbonation. Not bad, but give me an eliot ness someone..
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper/amber color. Malty nose with a little yeast. Very light on the hops. Easy drinking, and tasty outside on a spring night. Went well with some pan seared mahi.
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had to work this one to get a decent head, and it poured a nice copper color. Nice, sweet bready aroma, redolent of malt with little if any hop in the nose. Malt was the first thing I tasted, quickly followed by light hop bitterness. Head disappeared about halfway through the pint, with little to no lace left. This one is easy to drink, but not particularly distinctive. I don't know where the "toasted" comes from.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2004 Ton's of props for a Toasted Lager. Nice light amber and I'd like a bit more toasted taste, but it's the best Vienna I've had. These guys make a lot more beers that you just cannot get outside draft.
jgb9348 (4298) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper in colour with a nice dense tan head. Strong malt aroma with some sweetness and a slight hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied; Decent lager, not too much going on, but a decent tate. Aftertaste left clean and refined with nothing bitter nor offensive. Overall, a good beer, nothing bad about it, but nothing making it an exemplary beer. I bought this twelve ounc bottle at Beers of the World and sampled it on 01-November-2003.
Brownlabel (4) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best micro lagers I've tasted. Full bodied with almost an ale taste yet definitely a lager. Bottle was freshness dated. Wish I could buy this in NH.
Aurelius (3731) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, Ginger Man, NYC. Diacetyl and light citrus aroma. Orang amber, small filmy clingy head. Light citrus hops, dry with moderate acidity. About a 2.5 on palate -- watery and some metallic. Some rancidity in the aroma which gets to you after a while.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is just gorgeous looking. Crystal clear amber with a dense white head. It looks like the perfect lager beer. Aroma is very much a lager, with mild maltiness and a very light hoppiness. Flavor is malty and sweet, with a lagery mellowness and very little hops. I'm not sure what's toasted about this, but it's a damn fine lager. Mild carbonation, medium body. Good drinkin'.