EKGoldings (617) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 Bottled August 8 and tasted October 20. Pretty beer, nice head, perfectly clear amber color. Aroma of sweet malt, taste is more of the same with perfectly balanced hopping. Much less hoppy than SABL of course, but this is a very fine example of a Vienna. If you want a beer with some character but don’t like an overdose of hops, this is a great beer for you.
Had it a couple of times on draft .... OK for a Vienna, but light most of the way around.
r464 (2119) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet and malty with some caramel and doughy bread. Smooth, but light. Earthy through the finish.
tillmac62 (511) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 8/7/15. Pours a clear medium amber with a garnet cast. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.
Very light nose of biscuit with a bit of caramel.
Light body with a semi-smooth texture. Perfect carbonation with a strong effervescent burst in the middle and a finely bubbled rollicking finish.
The flavor profile is outstanding. This is crisp and stays crisp throughout the entire palate. It begins with a toasted biscuit with a fair amount of graininess. The middle delivers a mild bitterness and a bit of herbal noble hop flavor. From the middle on, a subtle sweetness rolls around underneath - much like the nose, biscuit with a caramel note. The crisp finish is an effervescent explosion that leaves you with a grainy toasty lingering bitterness.
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, dark golden orange color with apricot colored edges and a one finger, frothy white head. Nice retention, only slowly settling into a thick, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Floral aroma with grassy hops, straw and earth followed by pale malt, subtle spice and light fruit notes. Spicy, peppery hops with oil-y resins and pine along with bread, biscuit, grass, straw and subtle light fruit. Faint hints of apple and pear presence in the nose. An aromatic spicy hop presence elevates the aroma to above average.
Clean and crisp with a spicy hop bite that lingers over the yeast, pale malt and light fruit notes into a spicy, dry finish. Slightly peppery with crisp earthy hops. Somewhat floral with dank pine needle and grass followed by bread, biscuit, pilsner malt and light fruit notes. There’s some nice apple and pear sweetness comlimenting the biscuit malts and crisp hop bitterness. Nicely balanced and easy to drink. Nothing too out of the ordinary but surprisingly flavorful and quite drinkable.
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz draft pours golden with a white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toast and grains. Taste is sweet malts and grain.
lobosaintori (77) - - NOV 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a somewhat cloudy copper color with a thin white head that lingers nicely and a thin amount of lacing. The Aroma is a bit earthy with touch of melted caramel. Taste has nothing seriously wrong with it but nothing to brag about either, contains touches of caramel and molasses with a touch of spice a bit thin and watery. the finish lingers with a bit of pepperiness. Over all not bad.
weitz15 (457) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild spiced aroma. Grains and citrus presnt in the flavor, but both are very mild. Slightly carbonated finish.
OnTheTrail (175) - Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber, off white head. Aroma bready, yeasty, some spice. Taste is malty, some sweet toffee, some spicy flowery hops. Wonderful smooth carbonated mouthfeel. All come together in an excellent lager.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
17th September 2015
Hazy red - amber beer, good white head. Palate is light, dry and crisp. Thin malts, unsweet caramel. Mild spice. Little dried fruits and mild florlaness. Light dry finish. Okay.
Criz (266) - - SEP 30, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Standard Amber lager. Aromas of tasted malts, copper, faint caramel. Faint flavors and aromas.
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bearden Beer Market. Clear copper, with a sturdy white head. This is a handsome beer ya got here. Smells like caramel, a little bit earthy, and a little bit spicy. Taste is lightly sweet, a nice bit of caramel and molasses, and a spicy, peppery finish. Pretty tasty.