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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (958) - 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 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2003
very smooth. have to pace myself with these. quite refreshing with a good balance of malt to hops. not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6364) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2004
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2005
12z bottle. From what I can read, the beer was bottled 12 4 96. The print is smudged and sloppy, but that’s what it looks like. But logically, this beer cannot be nine years old, can it? Anyway, pours a clear, ruby, garnet hue. A ring of white head remains. Strong raisin and port nose. Yeasty and pruny. Slight woody aroma. Seems medium bodied, with a nice mouthfeel. Smooth and crisp, with a nice caramel malt note, followed by a dry, resinous hop note. Tastes grainy and nutty. Somewhat smoky. Cloying sugar. Finish is pine, citrus, some fruit and a delightful sourness. I have not had too much experience with Viennas, but I can only assume that it is an early version of an Oktoberfest. In that case, much drier and sugary. I think that it tastes quite good. Smooth, sweet and finishes strong.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - MAY 16, 2002
I have never been happier stealing something from my parents

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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8312) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Copper colored with aroma of caramel malt, toffee, almonds, nuts. Tastes caramel malty, with almonds, apples, toffee, and some hops at the finish. Complex finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1876) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Had this beer on 9/14/1999. Aroma is a lightly roasted malt scent. Color is an amber. Taste seems light for an amber. Starting with a medium body that goes down with a roasted flavor. Finish is this roasted malt flavor with a light hop bitterness. Its a good Amber.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle courtesy of slob. Pours amber/copper with a creamy white head. Smells of citrus, tea, earth and grapes. Tastes of sweet malt, tea, spices and touches of pepper. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is sweet. Decent.


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