crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from beer of the month club. A nice amber pour with an off white head that had some retention but no lace. A slightly watery appearance. Aroma had nice caramel malts upfront combined with a nice nuttiness. Some mild floral hops. Flavor initially had some nice sweet malt notes upfront and a delicate bit from the hops. Aftertaste had almost an astringent note to it that took away from the beer. Smooth finish. A decent beer ruined by the aftertaste.
GreatDane1632 (947) - USA - JUL 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated based on notes taken 9 Jun 2012 -- A standard Amber, nothing of special note.
scarletfire65 (1092) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is caramel malts with a bit of turpentine. Pretty basic flavor profile... malt heavy, dry crisp finish, zero complexity. Passable at best but one is plenty, thank you.
Caytinator (1003) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light lacing, toasty amber beer, worth a try, but I doubt youíll find anything you havenít tasted before.
Frank (3299) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a decent amber colored brew. It is a bit caramelly for the style maybe but is still pretty tasty and dry with solid bitterness in the finish. It has a nice noble hop character and a good bit of bready malt a well. I wasnít sure what to expect from a lager from this brewery but this is really pretty good.
williamherbert (1378) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red-orange. Just a finger of head. Classic Vienna appearance. Slow, tiny bubbles.
Aroma is very sugary, with a very heavy toffee/molasses undercurrent. Touch of black licorice. There some dates that are very mild.
Taste is sugary, heavy caramel. Itís just malts, no hops can be detected.
The feel is thick and a little chunky, like a shag carpet. Itís a very sweet American ale. not a hop to be found. It would be tempting to compare it to macrocrap like Yuengling (itís closest cousin) but the flavors are good and complex enough to separate it.
jb (2483) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in buffalo. Nice looking amber. A bit bland. Malt dominated. Okay. Not sure Iíd get this again.
Tessic (926) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one poured a deep amber colour with a smooth, creamy off white head. Scents include a little ripe fruit, old attic and sweet malt. First swig was a little watery with flavours of must and nuts with a little ripe fruit. Finish is a little musty with malty flavours lingering.
berkshirejohn (5095) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from a Tops grocery store in Buffalo, NY. A gloden amber pour with a trace of translucent head; some grassy hops on the nose; sweet, malty body,but rather thin; and with a bready caramel finish. Very pleasant.
Finhead (1325) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear, light amber pour with a white head. The aroma is malty with sweet bread, caramel, and nuts. It has a light, thin body with average carbonation. The taste is bland and dry.
Darkmagus82 (1980) - - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BA transfer -
Poured from growler into pint glass
Appearance - A golden - orange color forming a white head upon pouring.
Smell - A warming toffee and malty aroma. Fits the image of the beer to a T.
Taste - Some maltiness first meet the thong. This gives away to a bit of unexpected hoppiness. At the end a nice sweetness ends off the experience.
Mouthfeel - A nice level of carbonation and body. Very drinkable and suitable for the style.
Overall - Quite a nice beer for sitting and continually sipping over and evening.