obguthr (3754) - Staunton, 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.
SSSteve (3751) - - 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 there’s some orange/apricot too. malty flavor with vanilla moderate sweetness and mild bittering hop(apricot) finish. medium body with a juicy texture. haven’t seen anything from this brewery for awhile. this one is good!
BlackHaddock (3600) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz Bottle shared with no one, drank on 7th July 2014 at mt daughters place in Newport Beach CA. Not like any other ’Vienna Style Ale’ I have come across before. Poured a hazy orange with a scummy white head, the sediment keen to get out the bottle. Slight malty sweetness followed by a sour off-ish sort of aroma and taste: infected yeast or something? Tried to enjoy it, but failed.
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate white frothy head. Slight, yet malty nose to this. Taste is also malty, like a fermented cereal. Meh.
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 there’s a slightly odd alkaline note. It’s 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. There’s 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.
hayduke (3342) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours hazy amber with a light tan head and light lacing. Nose is caramel malts and dome citrus. Medium body. The flavor is lightly roasted caramel malts but there is a hop bitterness hat is not really pleasant, and some sourness that dominated the finish. Not a very enjoyable beer.
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber-orange with crisp cream top. Very little aroma with some light caravienne/vienna malt sweetness. Easy vienna malt flavor with slight sourness. Light to medium bodied.
alexanderj (3311) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured an orange-amber color with a fairly large off white, frothy head. Aroma of vegetables, yeast, caramel, bread, and a touch of vanilla. Flavor was very bready with a good dose of vegetables. A touch of wateriness and fruit. Just ok overall
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong, malty aroma has a nice and tempting fruity overtone. It pours a slightly hazy coppery amber with a decent off-white head. Malty flavor has a firm hoppy undertone and just a hint of fruit. Smooth, firm-bodied texture has a decent amount of fizz to it. Definitely worth a try.
theisti (3211) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber sent to me by bvc. Pour is a hazed orange copper with a smallish off white head. Aroma is some dirty sweetness, along with a touch of honey followed by straw and grass. Taste is the caramel honey malt, along with straw, a bit of dirty earthiness and a grainy finish. A bit unclean. This may have had a light bottle infection. Palate is medium to thin bodied, the grainy finish dries out nice enough. Thanks Brandon, fun to try a lager by Diamond Knot.