Yuhasz (23) - USA - APR 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very neutral beer. Not too heavy, not too light. This Amber Lager was pretty good.
jde123 (757) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium copper color with small but noticeable head. Somewhat sour flavor and aroma, offset by a stunningly pleasant palate. Sweetly malted, nice...
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Medium amber hue with a slightly creamy and long lasting head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and toffee, wheat bread, floral hops, apple and pear, and light pepper. The taste starts with sweet malts at the forefront and a supporting fruity and twangy character. The finish is mildly astringent and just a hint of bitters and spice. The feel isn’t too bad for the style, even slightly sticky. While this isn’t a world class Vienna (and there are so few of those anyway), it is quite drinkable as a starter for the evening.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 4, 2004
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In the bottle. Rich amber color, possibly a little light for a marzen. Reasonable white head with decent lacing. Not much aroma. Flavor is sweet and malty with a slightly burnt caramel taste. Not a great beer, but drinkable.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Something of a letdown after trying their ESB. This just doesn’t have the malty niceness of the ESB, and perhaps it should not have to. Nevertheless, a rather light interpretation without any terribly interesting features and little sublety. Great Lakes’ Eliot Ness need not fear that its place as the Prince of Vienna will be usurped.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper body topped by small, quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, butterscotch. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, toffee, light earthy bitter finish. Light-medium, slightly sticky body.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Bottle) Pours a medium amber color with white head. This beer has no flavor at all. Not a bad flavor just nothing at all.
wikkiewikkie (4) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2003 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber color. Good sized head that deminishes fully. Slightly bitter.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The crystal-clear, dictionary definition of amber. Large, frothy, off-white head.
Aromas of smoked nuts, caramel and cola.
The flavor is reminiscient of all other Viennas... only bolder. Astringent; syrupy, then soul cleansingly dry in the mouth. Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and soft carbonation... all the bubbles must have ended up in that huge head. Astringent finish.
A fine Vienna. However, as I have always felt, Viennas are best enjoyed, not as a session beer, but as an accompanyment to beef jerky, Mexican Food and/or pork rinds. Not recommended for vegetarians!
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
very smooth. have to pace myself with these. quite refreshing with a good balance of malt to hops. not bad at all.