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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This beer is an American interpretation of the old Vienna-style lager. Exported from Europe to the U.S. and Mexico in the 1870s, this style had nearly died out by the end of Prohibition. Our version is medium-bodied, with a soft malt flavor balance by spicy hops, an herbal aroma and a slight citrus flavor.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Bottled. Nothing wrong with this lager. Was looking for something more. Tasted like any other amber.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Good overall color and flavor. Mildy smooth, but complex taste for a lager.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2003
A very smooth beer. Rather dark in appearance with a light head. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (780) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Pretty good. Reminds me of Red Hook Blonde Ale. Has a sweet aroma and flavor, but not too sweet. I also like the color, it's a bit darker than I expected. (Oops - I posted this review on a River Horse beer by mistake.)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Amber color. Small head. Aroma is sweet malt. A medium bodied lager. Malts are slightly sweet. Hops are soft and slightly spicy. Nicely balanced. Taste is somewhere between a lager and an amber/Vienna. Nice refreshing beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Dull amber. Scant, off white head. Slow, big bubbled carbonation. Caramel and light toasted malt aroma with flakes of spicy hops. Crisp yet firmly malted with caramel notes, toasty husks and a touch of cocoa. Spicy hop balance. Medium body. Quite full for a lager, though crisply finishing. Ends with a toasted caramel, spicy hop mixture and clean water finish. Not quite a Vienna but a good amber lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2002
Not bad, but not the greatest lager.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
SirHopsAlot (44) - Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2002
While it is a good quality beer, there is entirely too much smoke. The hops are completly overpowered by the smoky malt. A little too over the top. While Blue Ridge has been doing well, this beer is unfortunatly an exception for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Cobalt Blue Bottle! Wow! Rather malty and flavorful. Very nice!


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