hopmelt (187) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours slightly hazy deep amber, finger thin head, thin lacing. Aroma toasted bread, caramel, floral hops. Taste folows nose, slightly bitter, enough sweetness to balance. Mouthfeel medium body and carbonation, clean, balanced finish. Overall real nice beer, tasty and well made, another great Great Lakes beer.
whaleale (14) - Athens, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my top five, balanced all the way across the spectrum. Only change it needs is a higher gravity.
cmiller54hr (45) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark amber. Has a roasty scent to it. Has a similar taste. A well balanced beer. Higher abv than many lagers but the alcohol is hidden well. A very good beer from one of my favorite american breweries.
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body has an inviting deep reddish amber color with very good clarity. On top there is a modest sized, just off white colored head that hangs on well and makes some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma has some sweet and toasted malty character with light mineral and leafy hop notes. Its flavor has a sweet malty and toasted bread base with notes of brown sugar, caramel and toasted malt. Hop flavor is solid and matches the sweetness of the malt with earthy, leafy and mineral flavors and balanced bitterness. The finish has toasted grains and hops fading slowly off the tongue. Its texture is smooth and slick with soft carbonation.
RONCOD (219) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Sweet caramel with a slightly bitter finish. Very good beer.
ebone1988 (230) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is sweet, caramel, toffee, malt. Appearance is amber, light tan head. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, fades to a bitter raisin almost, not bad. Mouthfeel is a touch lighter than desired, heavier carbonation but not overwhelming. Overall, it’s a decent brew, and great for an amber, I may not be a fan of the style, though.
Darkmagus82 (1247) - - JUN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review from 7-3-12 -
\Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a lovely amber color with a big off white head that has a wonderful retention. The head faded very slowly over time to give a good level of lacing.
Smell – The smell is heaviest in a bready and biscuit aroma. These are mixed some lighter sweet caramel a mild citrus hop aroma.
Taste – A smooth lightly roasted and bready flavor meets the tongue. This is mixed with some light nutty flavors as well as a very light caramel flavor. The carmel fades and the nuttiness gets a bit stronger as the taste advances. While these flavors transition, notes of a citrus hop also come to the tongue. At the very end, the taste bitters ever so slightly leaving a rather nice bready-lighty bitter flavor on the tongue. Very pleasing.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is just above average in creaminesss with a carbonation level that is just below average to average. Both are great for the lighter roasted flavors, but niehter are too intense to take away from the flavors and drinkability.
Overall – One fantastic easy drinking brew with great flavors. A great drinking experience for this Vienna.
Nero55 (720) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber/copper with medium beige head. Aroma of biscuit, malt, some caramel in the background. Medium body, biscuit, caramel, malt sweetness, and a hint of hop bitterness on the finish.
sturmthis (440) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Amber color with red tint and little head. Sweet malt aroma. Taste is lightly hoppy, caramel malt taste. Solid beer.
closey22 (888) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber with tun lacy rimming beige head; aroma is softly sweet with h t of raspberry(?); Flava is malty grainy hint of caramel;feels medium and very fizzy in a good way; finishes dry malty grassy slightly bitter slightly tangy