penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - JUL 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dull gold with a thin white head. Aroma is malty, bread, crackers, slight cocoa powder, slight citrus, and berry tartness. Taste is up-front infected sourness, some malt, and tart berries. Light bodied, thin. Super disappointing. This was the third bottle I’ve had from Diamond Knot with infection issues.
BillKismet (3502) - 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.
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma has paper, caramel malt, mixed grains, and hops. The appearance is medium amber with an average head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall nothing special.
JDBaker11058 (1538) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: lightly hazy orange brown, with a short light khaki head. Aroma: malty cereal and caramel, with earthy, slightly musty hops, and hot cardboard. Taste: sweet caramel malts, with some minerality, loamy hops, and a bit of balsamic vinegar. Finish: ended with a surprising bit of sour, tangy funk, completely atypical for the style. Notes: Not very good.
BlackHaddock (4924) - 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.
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
there is something wrong with beer. the taste is first too soapy. not enough with the malty nor the hops. its just too bland with astringent background,
HighlanderOne (1071) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured from big bottle. Aroma of raisin, molasses, vanilla cake. Opaque amber, beige head. Flavor surprisingly off - sour apple, white wine, roasted malt. Metallic and bitter. Drain pour.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: June 13, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: rich sweet bready aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: initial sweet malt flavor quickly turns sour, light earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 5/20
Score: * /4
J_man (790) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sour bready aroma. Light amber/yellow color with a small but persistent white head. Sour flavor follows into the taste and not in a good way. There’s a bit of caramel sweetness and toasted bread, but the pungent sour flavor dominates. I’m not sure if I got an infected bottle or not, but this is not to style for a Vienna ale.
Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a thin head on a cloudy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is spicy biscuits and lemon. Really nice.
The taste is sweet upfront with a sour middle and finish. I’m not sure if it’s intended to be sour... After a few more drinks I find it difficult to continue to consume. A bad batch?
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
I’ll wait a year or two to try again.