tomxcs (321) - California, USA - APR 29, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Although this was fairly good, it just isn’t my cup o’ tea. Pour is a browish/amber color, OK head. Sweet malts, hoppy too. Somewhat dry, bitter finish. It does have a rather nice aroma. Overall, nothing spectacular, but drinkable.
envane (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber w/ and off white head. Malty, caramelish aroma. Taste sweet, sticky malts with a dry, slightly hoppy finish. Good stuff - thanks slikwily.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is truly a great beer made by an awesome brewery. Its a shame I'm not closer to Wisconsin. I'd consume everything they put out. Amber was a terrific beer. Great Taste. Good head out of bottle. Smooth, sweet and hoppy all at the same time. If you haven't had this one you're missing out.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear copper/amber, small head. mild, sweet aroma--almost like coca-cola. full body of sweet malt with a smooth transition into a complex hoppy finish. solid body; very enjoyable.
badgerben (4820) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color, obviously. there were certinaly malt traces, but I found the hops stood out more and stole the show. It made for an interesting taste; not sure I like it.
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too bad, Capital still continues to surprise me with the high quality of their beers. very sweet taste, nice aftertaste and a decent feel.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color moderate head. Aroma is caramel with some hops. Flavor is malty and mildly hopped.
hershiser2 (1903) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: slightly cloudy deep orange, small head
Smell: sweet alcohol scent; nothing special
Taste: bitter, nice flavor, nothing extraordinary, very smooth
Mouthfeel: good! I expected a heavy finish, but got a nice easy end
Very drinkable, though nothing special.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Viennas just aren't my style. This beer poured amber-orange with a thin off-white head. Nice floral hoppy aroma with sweet malts. I simply found the flavor and body to be lacking- the floral hops flavors are nice but the malts left a "sugar water" impression on me, leaving a very sweet but short-lived flavor followed by watery blandness. The beer also had a somewhat tangy middle. Boring.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color(duh). Nice little head with some fine lacing. Malty aroma with some hops in the background. Thin mouthfeel. Clean and easy drinking. I'm not sure why the description says loosely based on Vienna, seems to be a pretty accurate description. Carmelly and a little bit of roasted malt flavor. Good beer - yes. As good as Schell Firebrick - f*@# no!