obguthr (3767) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Vague nutty aroma, not strong. Clear chestnut, medium head.Fizzy. Sweet malt flavor, like cane sugar sweet. Not a lot of character or intensity, perhaps some dried leaves. Strange sweetness. I dig the revolving lager concept, but not this edition.
jgb9348 (4707) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Deep copper and light brown coloured body with a nice copper glow and a thick, three centimetre tall light brown head - nice looking, especially for a lager (given, it’s a vienna). Aroma of funky corn and wheat with a pungent sour milk and lactic smell that shows a bit of sugars and way too many odd scents. Light-bodied; Sharp metallic note with a lot of nuts and earth noticeable, showing off a little caramelised sweetness at the end and a bitter nutty flavour at the end, not great. Aftertaste is potent and not in a good way - too many off flavours and not enough holding this together. Overall, not a good vienna or lager and sadly a bit disappointing, especially for the series and the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 28-May-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 01-June-2012.
strongpieman (1479) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber, tall foamy head, high carbonation. Slight musty aroma, malty. Lengthy finish. Decent beer.
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean copper amber pour with two fingers of foamy tan head. Nose shows plenty of toasted/biscuity malt with a nice bready character. Lightly dextrinous with a n herbal hop quality. Medium bodied with a light carbonation.
MattH (642) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber pour. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts. Taste is a nice toasty and creamy flavor. Nicely made. Lower carbonation. Smooth palate Easy drinking.
jcos (1525) - Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on May 22nd, 2012.
Appearance: Dark copper cloud.
Taste:Sweet up front, caramel, light bitterness at the end.
Palate:Light medium body, a little bit oily/slick, faint carbonation.
Summary: Tasty well made lager, could be a good session beer.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CBC 12oz bottle-pours amber with a tan head. Aroma is light/medium malt-some caramel, citrus. Taste is creamy is light/medium malt-some caramel, light fruit hops. Easy.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear amber with a spotty white head. Aroma of bread, caramel and herbal tea. Flavor is bready malt, sweet caramel and a light hop bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. Nice beer for the style, rich and smooth.
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty deep reddish amber with a thick, steady, off white head. Nose is malty, toasty, some caramel, pretty on point for the style. Flavor is similar, light sweetness, malts, caramel, lightly earthy. Tasted very fresh, thankfully. Would drink again. Maybe the best I’ve had in this series.
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass. Nice head with aromas of caramel, malts, and Brown sugar. Very sweet and a tad bitter. Very easy drinking. Average beer..