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A solid, malt emphasized lager, the firey hued richness perfectly balanced by clean hop bittering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dougd99 (11) - USA - NOV 23, 2002
Very good. One of the best beers in the area.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 6, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2005 This would make an excellent session brew-very sweet aroma with a sweet malt palate-finish is hoppy, but subtle. This is a good and interesting beer, but there are so many of this style. This beer is pretty hoppy for a Vienna. nice sweet caramel malt notes throught the palate. a well balanced session lager. this beer pours orange with a small white head. aroma of sweet malts and light citric hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2002
Pleasant sweet hoppy aroma. Very well balanced flavor and a crisp sweet finish. Very good example of an amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 2, 2002
Had this brew in a bottle. Light nose of caramel and flowers. Pours a sparkling copper. The off-white creamy head is mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Malty start, floral middle, long bittersweet caramel finish. Moderate acidity. The medium creamy body has a lively amount of carbonation bordering on fizzy. The finish feels astringent. Must allow the brew to warm 10 degrees or so from the fridge to get a full grasp of the aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Orange amber color with a moderate off white head. Mild hops and caramel aroma. Light caramel in the flavor tending to a moderate bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2002
Is the beer half full or half empty. Ok, well now the beer is all gone, so I need another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2002
well balanced amber...detected a bit more hop presence than malt, so that’s a plus in my book! clear golden with a thin head...no lacing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Great head on this one. It’s hard to be extremely distinctive as an amber, tho. Nicely balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2002
the pick of the litter from among the capital sample pack of eight. generally respectable beers, only a couple duds, nothing too daring or bold. tsk. well, they have twist-off caps, whataya expect? this one is tobacco leaf toasty amber, dutiful head doesn’t bail after the first act. good balanced nose of floral hops and toffee, peach and toast. makes a big to-do upfront about how it’s gonna be sweet, then hops bring on a mood swing that cajoles it back to bitter semi-dry. all that makes for an engaging drama on the tongue. like so many hollywood movies, i was very entertained, but i probably won’t remember it next week.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1296) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2002
A nice richly malted beer. Good hops that are restrained but better than mild. Good texture too.

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