Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma is lightly nutty with some hints of caramel and fruit. It pours a transparent copper with a two finger cream colored head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There’s some spotty webbing left behind for lacing. The flavor starts with light caramel and grains. The finish is lightly nutty with a touch of fruit. Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, there’s nothing that really all that exciting about this beer, but I guess I can say it works for me. A very easy drinking and sessionable beer.
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade with 5000. Pours clear amber color with cream colored head. Toasted malt and bready aroma with some nuttiness. Sweet caramel and toasted malt flavors. A bit nutty. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Andre.
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours light brown. Thin white head. Nose/taste of bready sweet malt, caramel and light grains. Smooth and well marketed as a "session" beer. medium body. Solid.
Reid (1878) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11 oz stubby from a 12 pack. Winco, S.Salem. $9.98
Dark red amber colured ale with a goodly sized, frothy off white head.
Fine malty,hay,bready aromas slight hint of lemony hop
Malty taste..hint of chocolate and spices..not sure were i get it from but there is a definate peppery spiceiness.
OK on the palate..has a rather evident alcohol graininess right at the end..but its not that bad.
Nice beer at a good price.
Another fine "Session" offering
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Amber, thin to moderate foamy white head, spotty lacing.   Malty nose, a little bready, soft nutty aroma.   Nutty start on the tongue, malty, slightly astringent, a little dry.   This one really needs more sweetness.   Oddly enough, its pretty sticky without being all that sweet.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Rich maltiness on the finish, but also a little astringent with a slight metallic tinge.   When I think Winter seasonal, I dont think Vienna.   Doesn’t hold a candle to Eliot Ness.
degbert (1104) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, glowing red-brown with a long-lasting cream head -- very festive. Nose is rich and spicy, with a toast edge. Very rich for a Vienna, with dark fruit and bready notes. Finishes long and bitter. Very, very good.
thornecb (4364) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep gold-tinged amber into a sam glass. Off-white conglomerate head with medium retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Sweet caramel aromas. Dry and sweet upfront turning quickly to bitter leaves and earth before the lasting vegetal finish.
SSSteve (3755) - - SEP 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. color of ginger ale with a small white head. nose is quite hoppy for the style and of the orangy. flavor is more malty but still a potent hop addition. light with a crisp carbonation. not what i was expecting, but it’s a tasty brew anyway.
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11 ounce bottle from a 12 pack that was purchased yesterday at the Davis Beer Shoppe. I find it hilarious that this beer is considered a "Session" at 6.2% ABV. I also find it hilarious that this beer was on shelves more than 3 months before the holidays. There is a sweet, malty, almost buttery aromatic character with a little metallic lager character. Fairly herbal, not much else happening here. Transparent copper-amber body with a creamy white head that leaves good lacing. Attractive. Starts a little sweet and sugary with some hints of caramel malts, before this becomes a little toasted with some cereal hints towards the middle. Light metallic yeastiness later on, with a persistent underlying sweetness. Slightly cloying.