Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the chick for bringing this back from NY for me.....very thoughtful. Golden-amber in color. Fresh bready malt aroma with some hops. Flavor was very crisp, fresh, hoppy and cull....nice subtle yeastiness throughout. A very good session beer.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Dojo, New York.
A clear dark orange beer with almost no head. Full and sweet malty aroma with toffee tones. Very flavorfull for a lager. Malty and hoppy with notes of Brooklyn yeast and flowers. Nutty finish. A beer I could drink all night long....!
jb (2157) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2004 Tastes homemade to me - definitely made with the traditional 4 ingredients. Nice amber color, started a little foamy but settled, with good proper residual head. Excellent aroma, hops and flowers, nice sweet malt taste with perfect hops balance, no aftertaste (clean finish). Loved it! (ps this doesn’t taste like a Vienna, more of a pale ale)
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This lager has a cloudy golden to amber appearance with mild floral aroma, small white head, moderate hops are present with a strong grapefruit flavor in the taste. Smooth going down with a carbonation bite at the end. Nice Lager, I enjoyed it better than the pilsner.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(on bottle) I think it´s the best vienna I´ve had so far, the again; Negra Modelo is a vienna. This has all the stuff for a good thirstkiller. Both the sweetness of the malts and the freshness of the hops to the nose. A sweet/sour mouth, a tad too foamy. And a round, bitter finish. I´ts on my list in the bar, but not my favorite style.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Golden in color with a nice head. Nice floral hoppy aroma. Nice and clean tasting. Smooth. Decent beer.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden in colour, floral hoppy aroma. Slight hoppy bitterness. Dry, flowery finish. Decent beer.
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fine stuff indeed. This marzen-like brew is amber in color and malty in the nose and on the palate. On the balance it is 75% malt/25% hops, just to keep it lively and enhance the aroma. Taste is of honey and oranges. Finish is clean. This is the rare lager to sip rather than pound after mowing the lawn.
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2007 This is a damn fine beer. I wish I could get it at the local supermarket. If I could then this would be my number one beer in the fridge. Pours with a golden copper color and a tan puffy head. Head dissipates quickly but leaves a drop of lace behind. Aroma is sweet and malty with some hops on the back end. Flavor is slightly fruity for a lager, very malty and filling. Overall, everybody I know who has tried this beer has enjoyed it. It is smooth, satisfying, and delicious. If I knew this beer was so good when I lived in Brooklyn I might have never left.
Tried this again recently; this time on draft. I noticed that the draft version has a distinct malty, scotch character to it. The more I explore this beer the more I find to like about it.
Note: June 14 2007, Guess what? Lucky me, this beer is now available locally. As promised it’s on the top shelf of my fridge in its new permanent spot.
CamdenD (1077) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 ReRate -- Winter 2006 -- well maybe I was just hankering for a bit of hops in London, but this out of the bottle had a bit more to it. Reminded me a bit of a sam adams in its nice deepness and "american-ness." Hoppy lagers aren’t bad.
Ehh... smell reminded me of a macro. Nothing here at all to make me want more. Very bland lager. (3/3/5/3/8)