theFritz (4) - Brunswick, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2004 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite Great Lakes beer.Very good, very strong the whole way down.Traditionaly an Octoberfest style,however,great for all seasons(espesialy christmas)
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2006 It has ben over 2 years nice I have had this got in in a trade with LeopoldStoch. poured a nice dark amber, with a light tan head that left some lacing.aroma brown sugar, malts a little sourness. flavor a nice sweet malt with a caramel kick to it followed by a touch of hops. just going to tweek the rating just a bit.4/30/04amber with nice lasting head nice copper color nice smooth malty with a little fruit with a touch of bitterness . GOOD BEER
Kingman (26) - Lexington, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color, very drinkable. Lots of flavor. Great Lakes does it again.
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2005 Lovely aroma of malts and raisins almost. Great smooth malty fruity taste. Sits very nicely on the palate and goes down perfectly. Excellent beer.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with a big lasting beige head. Aroma of malt and hops. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, and a little fruit. This is the first Vienna that I've really liked.
thetrifecta (29) - Bell’s country, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 This beer looks great in the glass, glows like a copper sunset with a surprisingly thin head. Body instantly has a malty sweetness with hints of dried raisins and a somewhat nutty presence. Aroma is of candied fruits and rasted coffee beans with a hint of natural carbonation. A very, very drinkable beer available widely in the great lakes region, one of my favorite "drinking" beers!
Tmoney99 (10472) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light malt aroma. Average off-white frothy head. Moderate hoppy flavor and long lasting light sweet finish. Very drinkable.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
No aroma. Color was med-dark brown, with no head. Color was consistent. Flavor was malty. “Rich malt flavor,” and a little sweet. More “amber” than “lager. ” Slightly dry finish. Palate was not too bad, not too good. Overall, it is what it says. Clearly more of an more amber than lager. Sweet and malty, and not my style.
screigh (445) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I'm not sure what all the fuss is about theis beer. I thought it was middle of the road amber. Zero head to speak of and lasted about 3 seconds. I thought it almost tasted like "candy" it was so sweet and it didn't last long on my palate. Would be a great beer if I didn't pay $10 a sixer!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer after seceding from the bottle pours a deep translucent burnished copper color, the head cyclopean in size, the texture spumescent and the color a resplendent light tan with the lace a glutinous sheet to eclipse the glass. Nose is a slightly musky with a big malt sweet backing and the start mildly sweet with a pleasing malt presence, the top moderate in its feel to the palate. Finish is pesky in its acidity, the hops bountiful and pleasing in their spiciness, droughty aftertaste that lingers long on the palate, a great beer from a great brewery.