tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at stevo’s. Pours light copper with decent ivory head. The aroma is grainy with some melon and spicy wheat notes. The flavor has grainy sweetness, tree bark, and melon. Dry-ish spicy finish. Not bad... kind of a pleasant surprise, I must say.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a 3/4 finger thick off white head. Faint spotty lacing. Has a very light toasted malt aroma. Flavor is light malt and herbal hops. Light to medium body. Easy drinking with no lingering aftertaste. A good beer.
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
That label...Man, that’s just good old fashioned nightmare fuel right there. Copper, with a decent sized head. Grainy, rye-ish aroma. Some malty notes at first, then a few smokey, peaty notes. very clean tasting. Would be a pretty good summer beer. Thanks to Springslicker for sharing this one at Stevofest!
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 Sampled at Stevofest 08, courtesy of Springslicker. Label looks like a cover of a Dangerous Toys album! Pours a deep copper with a diminishing white head. Aroma of german malts and a hint of maple. Medium bodied with a nice comfortable carbonation. Malt profile really dominates here, which has notes of munich malts- bread and dark caramel. There is a soft herbal bitterness mid-palate. Clean finish. This was sort of blend of a Helles and Vienna. Could use a little more spicy bitterness for me if Vienna was the intent. However, a very clean beer that would be great for a summer cookout
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Bottle from BevMo. Pours a medium amber color. Slightly sweet aroma. Some caramelized maltiness. A hint of hops. Crisp maltiness up front with a bit of a citric hop touch. Finish is grapefruit hoppiness. A Lot hoppier than most I’ve had of this style.
screigh (445) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color. Decent head. Typical for the style hop aroma. Nice flavor. Sort of a tartness to it with some great lager hop twang. This is much better than I would have guessed from looking at the label. Glad the wife picked it up. Enjoyable.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber from Windmill Farms. Nice amber color, aroma is spicy hops. Light, clean, crisp, refreshing. Everything a good lager should be. Awesome Vienna.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a lightly hazed, coppery/golden body, affluent effervescence and a long-holding off-white head. Aroma is sweet and diverse with notes of citrus, green, grassy herbals, a bready undertow and a malted drizzle of caramel. Slightly cloying, but the balance between malt and hop is well-executed. Flavors are rather intense but none truly shows dominance. Caramel, chocolate, orange, grasses... sweetness at first, then lingering with a low hop bite. I found a slight, boozy, Southern Comfort note in the finish which I didn’t care for, but overall this was intricate and satisfying.
<font size=-4>22 oz. bomber from a friend at Christmas.</font>
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. glass bottle- color of, amber, with a medium tan colored head - nose of mild malts, some soapiness , and subtle hops – taste of pale hops, ever so slight malts, and very mild soap - body is dry , and light , and with medium high carbonation – aftertaste of mild hop, bitter, and dry
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a nice clear amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is Saaz hops. Taste is a "European" hoppiness. Very lagerish and dry.