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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A pleasingly warming beer with it's amber hue showing off it's rich malt heritage. Mildly bittered with a smooth hop flavor complementing the malt. Winter Skal makes a person welcome the onslaught of the cold. Available November through January.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2807) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2009
12 oz bottle. Very appealing pour. Deep gold to amber color, a bit hazy. Light rye bread-colored stiff head. Smell brings up pils and light crystal malt, some spice. Tasting brings up toasty malts, a hint of sweet cherry, of all things. Some phenol at the first sip, but that went away. Seems to be some wheat or rye in the malt. European hops prick my lips and tickle the middle of my tongue. Malty, but not overly sweet. A solid chunka brau indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4025) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2009
Pours clear copper / amber with a large dense beige head. The aroma has very toasty malt, light spice and a bit of must. It is very clean and a bit dry. Medium body that is a touch grainy and lush with quite a bit of carbonation. The flavor starts with nice toasty nutty lager malt and some spice. The finish has dry spices and some cracker. This was a nice enjoyable beer that I wish I could get locally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Pour was copper to orange and clear with small off white head with a nose off caramel and malts taste is the same with a smooth hops and a sweet slightly bitterness to the finish not my favorite vienna from capital the wisconsin amber is much smoother and flavorful brew this one is higher in alcohol which does nothing for it but still not a bad beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2009
12oz bottle from Orand Park binny’s single rack. Pours clear amber with white head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Flavor is caramal and bready malts> decent mouthfeel and balance but flavor is a little off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Shared by MrFacto at Pre-Sex - thanks, Matt! Deep russet color on the pour, with a nice creamy head. Soft toasted caramel in the nose, along with a bit of bitter hops. Maybe a faint touch of wood in the taste. A nice balanced beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1813) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Clear, golden amber with a medium-sized off-white head that is slowly but mostly diminishing. Moderate hop nose - spruce resin, some tangerine - with light cookie malts and a little black pepper. Mild-to-moderately bitter, mildly sweet flavor, light pine notes and chewey malts (caramel) and a bit of stale cardboard. Finish is slightly sour, moderately bitter and a touch medicinal. Inoffensive, bordering on tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheatfreak (41) - Marinette, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2008
This is the best vienna ive had. Nice balance of the malts and the hops resulting in a refreshingly smooth beer. Nice option for a slightly warm and sessionable vienna

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Pours a clear amber, moderate white head that fades to a ring. Aroma of malt and grain husks. Flavor is very husky and biscuity on the first sip, but this mellows. Still very earthy and dusty, with a bit of nutmeg. Grassy, just tending slightly towards the metallic. Coarse mouthfeel, dusty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle: Pour is medium clear golden. Aroma is of malt, corn, caramel, and a hing ot nutmeg. Beer is well blended with medium malty flavors in the beginning moving towards a spicy finish with nutmeg and some other earthy spices. Very well blended and medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jstraw (1927) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Clear amber with good, foamy off-white head / Minimal nose of corn syrup / Medium body, sweet, with some syrupy malts, with decent finish / Flavors of corn syrup and artificial caramel / Below average.

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