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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Amber in color; subtle malt flavors with hints of caramel and toast. Silver Medal 2014 and Gold Medal 2012 World Beer Cup; Vienna Style Lager Gold Medal 2012, Silver Medal 2009 Great American Beer Festival Vienna Style Lager


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (15206) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11981) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2012
Cask with Saaz. Small beige head atop murky cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, bread, light lemon. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, bread, light caramel, grassy. Watery light-medium body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11380) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
on tap-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is faint light malt. Taste is light/medium malt-caramel, some floral hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10928) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt and a hint of fruitiness with a crisp malty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Tap at brewery. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with faint lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, light Noble hops, and fruity. Flavor is caramel and melanoidin malt, light bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and warmth, medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10163) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
GABF. Yellow pour, white head. Cereal grains, biscuity malt and very light hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (10015) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle... Clear golden pour with copper glimmers and a tiny, fleeting, white head. I can’t pull anything from the aroma other than a malty, toasty note. Medium-bodied and thin with lively carbonation. The flavor is excellently balanced, but it’s also the dictionary definition of “mundane.” Crisp, clean, watery finish. Goes well with Mexican food. Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm96!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 Served on draft as part of a sampler at the brewery. Pours a copper color with a small head and moderate head retention and lacing. The aroma is full of toasted malts with some fruity notes. Taste is toasted malts with some fruity notes and nicely balanced bitter hops. Medium bodied. Maybe the best vienna lager I have ever had. Bravo.

I have had this numerous times over the years and I have always been very pleased by it. Rerating it because even the old score (3.8) doesn’t do it justice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a clear golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of grains, toast, and bread. Tastes follow with some sweetness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (9266) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Tap at Meridian Pint. Pours a clear lighter amber. Rocky, dense yellowish cream head. Good lace. Nose is sweet cherry and some metallic off character. Taste is bland, soapy, drained and suddy. Palate is mildly medicinal and metallic. Some cidery off flavors as well. Not nearly as good as their 8 point IPA.


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