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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.
2014 vintage - 5.8% abv


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Pours a burnt orange/amber with a a nice off-white head. Aroma is very sweet and bready with a whisper of citrus. Flavor is nice and sweet on the front end with a great caramel, honey and nuttiness accentuauted by a tiny little hop bite. A little on the sweet side, but very nice nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
llyons37 (23) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2007
I’m so special that I got Sahar’s liquors around the corner to order this up. I really didn’t expect them to but I was delightfully surprised. Smooth, very understated malt flavor, minor hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5857) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (2244) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Pours amber with thin head. Aroma is a combination of malt and citrusy/Saaz-like hops. Caramel malt flavor with slight roast hints. Spicy/citrus hop flavor. Warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle... Poured clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma had lots of bread tones, earthy and sweet. Not much with hops, but a little bit of hop flavors, very worry and grainy. Clean, smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1520) - Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Clear light copper pour witha frothy head diminishing quickly. Aroma of grainy distinct malt,light sweetness,mild orange/citrus zest like fruit floral note. Taste is smooth farily sweet somewhat slick witha distinct maltiness as well as hopness there is a orange citrus quality to this.Pronounce grain taste with a light sweetness and a citrus rindy mild bittering.Hops and malt are both equally shown well taste is smooth and clean with a slight sweet stickyness,pretty sessionable and good character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Amber with a medium quickly dissolving tan head. Aroma of toasted Vienna malt and crystal malt. Taste of caramel, toasted malt, mild fruit and spices. A nicely done Vienna that goes down pretty easy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Clear amber pour with not much of a head. Aroma of crackers, caramel, grass. Good vienna malt flavors with crisp hops. Nice full mouthfeel. Fresh and lively on the palate. Really nice lager that doesn’t fuck around with goofy spices. This beer is like an agnostic’s Christmas .

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Pours an orangish color with a big head lots of bubbles and plenty of good lace. The aroma is fruity and malty with nutty notes and a light malt sweetness. The flavor is more dry than sweet, a bit boozy with some light saltiness and some good noble hops. I know my rating makes it sound like crap, but I promise this is one fantastic little malty but dry lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (5772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bready malts with a hint of spice in the aroma. The flavor is much the same as the aroma. Decent lager, more similar to an American Oktoberfest than a Vienna, though.


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