GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz draft pour at Ashburn Pub in a standard pint glass. Clear caramel/amber with off-whtie head. Aromas of caramel, light citrus. Tastes of caramel, citrus, limes, a little biscuit, bit of tropical fruit. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, light mouthfeel. Simple inoffensive lager but solid.
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: Bottle 355 ml
Aroma proper malty aroma with lighter hop notes (Noble hop set up). Pleasant rounded smooth and clean. 7+
Top: short lived, lighter top.
Base: clear amber.
Palate : medium bodied .
Taste: clean cut with solid malt basis. Proper hop feel, maybe tad too aggressive for Vienna. Still tasty brew.
other notes quiet authentic approach to style!
strongpieman (1647) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear, caramel color beer with a thin head. Sweet malty taste, easy finish true to style
EithCubes (5475) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottle BONED 05.29.14. Nose toasty with grain that’s starting to turn, lightly sweet malt and faint nuts and smoke -- a lot more intensity of aroma than is normal for style. Clear, deep copper-orange with a sudsy beige head. Taste sweet but not cloying, a really nice maltiness with broadly rich flavor, toasted grain and sticky malt with honey and hints of raisin (!) in the bg, slight caramel and nuttiness, a little more yeast/grain in the finish. Hops contribute a but of citrus up the middle but little bitterness. Dries out slightly, fullish body, clean with no alcohol, extremely moreish!
teromous (119) - - AUG 28, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance: It has a nice transparent brown body with orange hues. The head is a creamy white cap that fades to a ring and a center island but leaves no lacing on the glass.
Aroma: Not much of a nose. I get a light presence of malt but that is all.
Taste: It has an extremely mellow taste. It has a slight walnut flavor. There is no real aftertaste. It is very watered down.
Palate: The palate is nice and smooth and very light.
Overall: It doesn’t have a lot of flavor or aroma so there isn’t much to really say about this beer. It’s not a bad beer it just isn’t elevated enough. I wouldn’t drink it again and I honestly wouldn’t recommend it, but it’s enjoyable enough to finish off the glass without a problem.
Travlr (20882) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Clear amber color, scant white head. Aroma of caramel and scotch. Taste is very malty with a quick transition to a bitter finish. OK.
dlovell2 (1673) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours Amber color with white head. Bready caramel malt aroma with crisp citrus. Flavor starts off with caramel malt and grain and finishing with a light crisp citrus flavor.
eRock_2013 (392) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stumbled across this in Virginia on a roadtrip through the Shenandoah Valley, glad I did!
On draft, pours a solid amber color with decent lacing. Smells fresh and malty, hint of sweet caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt, some grainy notes, some bitterness for balance. Finishes clean with some cool bitterness, very pleasant. Seems to be comfortably sessionable also. A well done example of the style, recommended!
alobar (3457) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange red pour with a soapy white head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malt. Toasted malt flavor with toffee and caramel sweetness. Easy drinker!
Bulk_Carrier (3539) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was basically a light to hazy red color with a slight hazy orange tints around the edges. The head was there but less than a finger’s worth and it dissipated within about a minute. There was barely any lacing along the sides.
The smell had a roasty nutty to caramel maltiness with a light underscore of toffee.
The taste followed the aroma pretty much right on spot.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was pretty smooth. There’s a nice sweet malty aftertaste leading to a dry sweet malty finish.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good Vienna Lager, uh oh Sam Adams, if this one gets out further than its normal distro, your Boston lager could have a run for its money.