ScipioA (331) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-tinted amber in the pour is nice to look at and it provides a smooth and relatively heavy mouthfeel, otherwise nothing really special here. Grainy malts and maybe a touch too sweet.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the bottle with the boys. Aroma is nutty and malty with some caramel notes. Pours amber with a small but frothy white head. Taste is malt forward with notes of marshmallow and figs. Great warm malt mouthfeel without being too sweet. Solid vienna.
LetsGoState (614) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is rich malts with a small hit of bitter hops. Overall a nicely balanced beer.
hopmelt (196) - 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 (717) - 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 (221) - 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 (263) - 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 (1823) - - 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.