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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Semi-hazy golden/amber pour with a nice fluffy white head that fades to a ring. Aroma is caramel malt and earthiness. Medium palate, medium carbonation. Taste is hop forward, but not overly bitter, with earthy malts backing it up. Plays like an earthy version of an APA. Pretty solid brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5962) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2004
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5590) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Nose is that of toasted bread, some caramel malts, and a hint of iced tea. Don’t get much in the hop department except a light earthy note perhaps. Pours golden amber with a decently lasting head, no lace, but with nice big visible carbonation. Caramel up front, toast on the mid palate, light earthy and tea like notes in the finish. Drinks easily and has no flaws.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5584) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Poured a light amber with a thin watery head. Rich caramel aroma. Moderately heavy flavors ... fairly alcohol-laden, sugary-malt, tinge of caramel at the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Egads, this delivers a heavy snootful and mouthful of sweet doughy malt. With a mere touch of caramel. Reddish amber in body with a filmy head, this is all about the malt. A light earthy hop bitterness prevents one from drowning in the sweetness. Nice example of the tasty Vienna style lager.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5363) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a nice sparkling, medium copper with a light off- white head. Aroma has some nutty accents to, a trace of fresh lake water. Crisp flavor with some nuttiness, a bit of maple syrup sweetness, a trace of dates and molasses. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5270) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Poured a dark golden color with a small white head and some lacing. Lemon, straw, vanilla spice aroma. Taste was dominated by vanilla malt and some alcohol that slightly coated the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2007
This is a first Skål for me. Comparing to other Skål will be a bit challenging. I now have a starting point to compare. Straight from a bottle, it pours a dark copper, with a nice white head. Very nice balanced aroma of malt and nuts with some floral hops.. Good malt flavor of bread and then nut, with mild bitterness. It finishes with a slight spice and caramel aftertaste. A definite late winter (Wisconsin February) brew!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2004
A nice off-white head. Nice overall flavor with a little pine, apple and hops. The flavor has a little spice and some cherry. Nice full mouthfeel and a sweet aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5044) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
Reddish brown, with a very slight, thin tan head. Smoky, fruity, toasty aroma - subtle but nice. Sweet note of cognac and tobacco, with note of rasin bread and jam. Smmoth and easy drinkin’. Tasty. Thanks to Jewedekind for the trade!


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