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 (2454) - 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 (418) - 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 (1958) - 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.
Hangover (1018) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a nice looking creamy tan head that lasts. Herbal aroma with a bit of bisquit and dough. Very flavorful for such a light brew. Toasted malt, caramel, more bread/bisquit and a very light floral hop character. There is a nice pils quality towards the finish, which is bitter and long. It’s a bit thin but definitely a good session beer and it goes down easy!
IrishBoy (3722) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Country Club Liquors; Nose of grain, caramel, and flowery hops; copper with a medium beige head; flavor has caramel, light hop bitterness, and a little light fruitiness; finish a tiny smidgeon of hops.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big ol’ bottle. Pours light amber wtih a big pock-marked head. The nose is quite aromatic ... almost Saazy, almost Northwesty. It drinks with a mellow smoothness not uncommon to a "Vienna" but this has more built-in character than that, hinting at the more Americanized stylistic twists of hoppiness, hinting at a floral brew. Intersting brew. Bring on the hot dogs. (#3264, 1/1/2008)