3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint at Dotty’s in Madison. Last drink on the trip before I ended up sick as death around 6 hours later and we gave up on the last two days and just drove home. Has a ruby, bright orange color. Tangy, spicy winter witbier is what I first thought, I don’t exactly know why. It has some spicy Belgian ale qualities, and also some spicy orange and coriander notes like a witbier, but with a twang of alcohol. I understand this sounds like complete rubbish given that this is supposed to be a 5.4% Vienna, but hey, that’s what I tasted.
JorisPPattyn (7682) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foxy-orange, clear beer with small yellowish head. Grapey nose, with some hops, white wine, sugars, a bit cookies malt, quite restrained. Malty, cookies, bit of caramel, sweet bread, and just a hint at hops (quite neutral ones, while the malts are essentialy sweet). BIt roasted taste, but no burning coming over in the MF. Medium bodied, a bit liqueurish-slick in texture. Technically well-made, but there’s so little to enjoy. A beer for the technicians and the sales, rather than for the geeks - American Proef? Thanks, David.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Continuing my tour of Capital and Schell, thanks again to Duane. This one is orange with slight ruby edges and a small head. Aroma of big fruit, some spice, caramel malt, and a sweet berry component. I even sensed black pepper and a first aroma trait for me.....CANTELOUPE! Marvelous aroma. Tastes caramel malty, fruity, spicy, black peppery, with a cabernet/finish. I love the aroma, I love the taste, and I love this beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting, moderately malty and hoppy aroma. Has a touch of spice to it, but is otherwise standard and kinda dull.
Ughsmash (6970) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured a medium caramel-amber with an inch or so of white head. Nose was of heavier grains, caramel, and fruity malts.. quite pleasant. Flavor was caramel malt-driven... a tad sticky, but never cloying. Sweet light fruits and a Marzen-like leafy hop profile. Smooth on the palate and lighter-bodied.. with a crisp finish. Very tasty, easy-drinkin’ brew.
crossovert (6143) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz twist off bottle.
It pours an amber/orange, like an oktoberfest.
The smell is clean with a big grainy smell. There is a hint of diacetyl in the smell, it smells buttery.
The taste is very basic, the diacetyl is still there though. It is basic and grainy.
This beer is about as basic as it gets, with little flavor. Like a watered down butterier oktoberfest beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-01-2010 22:45:01
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Tawny orange, translucent, mediocre light beige head, attractive lacing, soft carbonation. Caramel malt aroma, slight grain/oatiness, a tad wheat breadish. Mild malted flavor, hints of fig or dates on buttered and toasted wheat bread. A tad sweet, but wishing it were a bit sweeter. Medium bodied, with a fairly average mouthfeel. Clean finish, but somewhat abrupt. Wishing this one was a bit bigger. Still decent, just a tad too light.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz). Clear bright refractive coppery amber pour with an average fizzy white head (3+). Half-decent cereal grain aroma, mild herbal hop bitterness. The taste is nice and toasty - slightly oily, tangy roast malt, low-level dry herbal hops, somewhat minerally in the finish. Average body, solid carbonation, astringent and slightly dry in the linger. Good, simple.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ve had this on tap at the brewpub and in the bottle elsewhere. Alright, but doesn’t stand up against other Winter selections. Reminds me of a pale ale but with extra malt to make it sweet.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber hue with small creamy head and okay lacing. The aroma hinted of caramel, toffee, light allspice, ripe apples and pears, lighty piney and floral hops, and earthy yeast esters. The taste starts malty sweet and the caramel character stays put for a long time. Minor bittering and acidic fruit appears briefly. The finish is spicy and vanilla heavy for the style. Smooth mouthfeel. I think Jeremy hit the nail on the head, this is more Vienna is style than just a lager. Enjoyable and quaffable.