jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Copper red color with a diminished head. Dark burnt malt aroma and flavor.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Perhaps its a lager, but it comes off more like a poorly made pale ale (too many esters and burgeoning flavors). Color is a deep amber, topped with a frothy, big-bubbled head. Flavor is light maltiness, apple (?), and a bit of leather. Aroma is Brach's Milk Maid caramels left on your dashboard all summer, wrapped up in faux Smucker's Butterscotch ice cream topping. Enshrouding all is a sort of dank moldiness...which is somewhat interesting, as is the light touch of sourness. Sweet with no purpose (like pain with no gain). Passable, but nothing special. I can't believe this was fermented at lager temps. I don't know what the alcohol content is, but the ethanol is prominent throughout the aroma, flavor, and finish. Finishing bitterness but just a smidgeon of non-resinous hop flavor.
crossovert (5640) - 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
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.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber pour with some fading off-white head. Watery nose with a hint of malt. Rancid watery malt body with no hops.
zgaier (1015) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper with a small beige head and aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Taste is light, of toasted malt, grains, caramel, and bread notes with a medium finish. Light and not much flavor, but then again it’s a lager
jjgmd (1049) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour a copper light red color with no appreciable head. Nose is nothing but grainy and metallic, a lager of course !Nothing but a tasteless and flvorless brew, but I am a lager hater, still trying to develop a taste for these flavorless, boring beers. All I can say is more HOPS. But it will rate it keeping in ming it is what it is..........A LAGER ! Quaff Score 4 / 10
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale copper color; Fluffy head- looks like whipped cream; Nose has cornmeal and cinnamon?. Am I missing something here? Tastes heavily of adjuncts. Very Malt-Liquor like.
fidelis83 (1728) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear coppery amber with a 2 finger, creamy, fluffy offe white head. Aroma is toast, buttery toffee, floral, white bread crust, spicy hops and a light mineral note. Flavor is toast, nutty malt, buttery toffee, cereal grain, earthy, palnty hops and some booziness. Palate is light to medium bodied, dry, but oily throughout, much more dry toward the finish, but always pretty oily and has a light to moderate, but sharp carbonation. Not bad for a Vienna, but it’s rare that I enjoy a Vienna all that much. Way too buttery.
Dragonfly1 (436) - - DEC 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
At game. Hoping for something richer. Spicy, bitter, and thin. Not much else to say...