edgallow (2582) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts and a hint of spice. Taste is caramel, nutty and a little bitterness
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NordicV (1293) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kopparfärgad öl med ett smutsvitt skum. Doften är ganska söt med inslag av nötter. Även smaken är söt, för söt för mig. Dragning åt mörkt socker och torkad frukt.
dexter345 (1) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much of an aroma but pleasantly surprising taste. Full-bodied warming beer. Great beer to enjoy in front of a fireplace.
jbuzz (761) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much aroma... very creammy big bodied feel. sight alcohol after taste. Not bad on a winter night.
sawbuck (405) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of sweet caramel. Crystal clear, amber in color thin head. Slightly toffe like caramel intitial bite, mellows a bit with some sweetness. Finishes with slight bitterness and a not so smooth stale flavor. Not sure why a vienna is used as a winter seasonal...Vienna is one of my favorite styles...I’ve just had better versions.
Aurelius (4576) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cereal-malt aroma, with a UK hop/ale thing going. Clear, tawny gold with a formidable, long-lasting white head. Great label, only appearance ding was for the twistoff. Mellow, malty swig. Implied diacetyl -- like a Bohemian Pilsener done right. Sweetish, mildly bittered, very lightly briny, a little tangy. Mouthy. Just damn enjoyable. Look, I don’t like lagers much -- I’m an ale man -- don’t like bock, don’t like pils, don’t like anything much but schwarzbier. I’ve had a lot of different beers - I just want to go on record as saying that the Capital guys are the best in the business when it comes to lagers. This is top-notch, without being pretentious. Capital guys - stick this feather in your cap. I’m going back for a sixpack.
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light brown pour. Smells of malt and spices. Tastes sweet with slight spice finish. Good winter beer.
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starewich (167) - - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear, light brown. Nose of orange peel and cinnamon. Taste is nutty and sour. Good; better colder.
valpoaj (660) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - educated guess suggests about a 45-48F pour, so I would have liked it to start off a bit colder, but actually worked nicely. Pour is a dark amber and has a thin off-white head that lasts pretty nicely. Aroma is full and sweet - heavy malt with some roasty character, light spice, hint of hops, bit of brown sugar. Flavor is similarly very malt forward, but with a good balance between the sweet and roasted feel. Hints of brown sugar, spice and a slight caramel note keep this one very enjoyable. Palate is a bit high on the carbonation for the style, but not bad. This one really surprised me in a good way - an easy drinker that is a very good rendition of the style - would drink this one frequently!
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not overwhelmingly great, but a good solid pint of beer. Pours darkish amber with a bit of a white head. Good lacing down the glass. More heavy malted, roasted flavors and a bit of bitter in the end to balance it out.