Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sorta blah beer, seems to fit the Vienna lager style but it's not very exciting. Sorta sweet -but that is a characteristic of the Vienna malt style.
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2004 Thin, light and frothy head above an amber body with yellow and red highlights, in a way. Interesting nose -- sweet and grainy. After the first sip, I found it odd, yet curious and attractive. Texture was very soft and very smooth, with a "tight-bubbled" carbonation. Malts were sugary and sweet -- perhaps too sweet for my blood, but doable. Hops (or whatever else might be in there) were spicy, herbal, perfumey and grassy. Very little bitterness to speak of. I was kind of left hanging in that respect. Balanced and very drinkable.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is
clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain,
cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with a note of peach. Flavor is
moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly
bitter, slightly metallic. Medium body, watery (almost syrupy) texture,
lively carbonation. Bitterness never develops, so this is a somewhat
sticky sweet beer to drink. The aroma is pleasant, though. A Vienna in
spirit, but with enough whispers of American Dark to prevent