phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Drake at RBWG on Friday night at the roach motel bottle share. Thanks, Drake, for the Polotmavy! My only missing beer style until this moment. Pours a clear deep gold color with a small off-white head that settles into a ring. Lots of malts - caramel, Munich, wheat - with straw, spiced table crackers, and cardboard. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Not bad. Glad I got to try the style finally.
5000 (6239) - 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.
Ernest (6181) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with a strong note of diacetyl (a buttered popcorn explosion!).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Wow, talk about a diacetyl bomb. Holy moly! It’s like buttered popcorn in liquid form. The malt and hops are noticeable underneath of course, but wow, that’s a whole lotta butta! It even conjures up walking into a movie theater it’s so striking. Yow. I realize the Session line is Full Sail’s bargain series, but this is really cutting corners to produce and leave behind this much diacetyl. Luckily it doesn’t affect the aftertaste or flavor balance too much, so I guess it would be drinkable if you hold your nose (or if you really like diacetyl).
arminjewell (6148) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of hand grenade bottle, finally the last of the types rated, at least until its changed again. Clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, slight earth, grass, hints of slight yeast in there as well, touch of grain. Taste is a mix of lots of caramel, hints of grass, bready, and doughy notes, slight yeast in there, finishing sweet. Eh.
BVery (6071) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a big foamy head. Smells like a cheaper lager with some caramel and cardboard. Taste is about the same. Not a fan of this.
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, reddish amber color with soapy white foam, aroma is malty cardboard, flavor is malty with some background hops, finish is a little metallic
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10/26/11. 11oz stubby bottle. Clear red pour with a small khaki head that cuts in half but sticks and laces a bit. Very plain aroma of white bread, cream, a touch of caramel, and even a hint of soapiness. Sweet, malty flavor that lingers grainy with a touch of tart apples. Meh.
blipp (5973) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Lightly sweet malts, light earthy hops, faint bitterness, and hints of toffee in the finish. Decent.
douglas88 (5896) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stubby 12 ouncer. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. A sweet biscuit and honey nose. Pretty clean and tasty with light honey, leaves, caramel and a bit o’ hop bite. Good. Spicy at times.
SudsMcDuff (5804) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting to see this, but in 12pks- pass! but in a single, sign me up! .. . tawny amber .. light foam .. . caramel and what not .. . a pretty damn good vienna, how bout that! .. . . Wow! How very, very relevant.