obguthr (3318) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honey and hay nose, with earthy potting soil accents. Cloudy orange amber, medium yellow head. Pronounced dirt flavor within a tart malt base. Walnut finish. Pale and tart for the style, but not boring at all.
osu97gp (615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is very faint and of malts. Flavor is sweet malts, bread, and light fruit. A strange tart/sour finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle: Pours a clear orange bronze with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet grainy malty nose with a hint tart fruits and noble hops. Starts with average fullness and light malty sweetness with a good balance of bittering hops before a drier finish. Might have a slight infection going on, but itís showing up more in the nose than the body.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a cloudy amber color with a small but persistent head of off white foam. The nose has light fruit and malt notes. The flavor has some cracker, more fruit than it should, and a faint hint of both caramel and metallic notes. A hint of sweetness up front, a faint bitterness in the back, evening out in the end for a medium finish. Light to medium body, you could certainly have a few of these. Not entirely bad, but it seems to be wandering aimlessly.
bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy ripe peach with a creamy near beige head. Starts a little sharp citrus quickly followed by mild roast caramel. About med body. Flavor is light caramel with some citrusy bitter. A light beer, but a good one.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh bomber. Dark, hazy, slightly ruddy brownish-amber body. Small, quickly fading blanket of cream colored foam for a head. Skinny, drippy arches and flares of lace. The nose is malty, showing nicely caramelized sugars and baking bread dough. I get a hint of crusty cookie, and thereís a slightly odd alkaline note. Itís very slightly tinny/metallic, but not annoyingly so. Hops are floral and herbaceous, suggesting of sage and maybe some drying grass. Flavors largely follow suit, mostly malty, but sufficiently hopped with unique green herbal notes. Thereís a mildly acidic tang that tends to cut through the doughy, bready maltiness. The palate is moderate in stature and well carbonated, drinking fairly easy, and finishing with crop, cleaning action. Decent little beer here, but nothing special.
SSSteve (3557) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. a bit of hazy in this orange beer with a small white head. nose of sweet white cake and mostly floral hops to me, but thereís some orange/apricot too. malty flavor with vanilla moderate sweetness and mild bittering hop(apricot) finish. medium body with a juicy texture. havenít seen anything from this brewery for awhile. this one is good!
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Never been the biggest vienna fan but this was decent .. . light tan .. medium foam head, dies down a bit- light lacing .. . light malts, breakfast syrup also .. . pretty simple, but nothing offensive either .. . . Letís kick some names and take some ass.
jeremytoni (2836) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.
ChainGangGuy (4233) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Ever so slightly hazed, amber-orange body with a smallish, frothy (for the time itís around), white head.
Smell: Homemade apricot jam spread over lightly toasted bread and biscuit tops and a teeny tiny sprinkling of herbs and old dried lemon peel.
Taste: Bready malts forward with some slight chewiness to them, gaining some biscuit-tasting momentum, while delivering a scant caramel sweetness. It has that tangy apricot fruitiness noted from their other brews. Minutely herbal, dully citrus-hinting hops with sufficient bitterness to balance. Drying, tangy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Certainly a non-traditional Vienna, what with itís ale yeast strain producing a scorching case of fruitiness that starts to become grating after awhile.