redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish amber in color, with a good white head that left some lace. The aroma is malt, reminiscent of pistachios, and spicey yeast similar to a bock, with a light floral hop fragrance. Taste is smooth toasted and nutty malt with some bitterness, this beer is clean and crisp. There is a nice balance of body and carbonation. A perfect beer for drinking all evening.
Cartoonkhaki (1222) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber colour beige head.. thick light malty flowery aroma.. cloying sugar dry bitters...
brewrater (92) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK beer from a great brewery. They play it safe with this style not traveling far from the middle. Other styles from GLBC better and more daring. Solid brew in regards to other Viennas.
jonas (6175) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity and hoppy nose.
Dark amber, low head.
Medium matiness, ok balance to aromatic hops.
Slight herbal aftertaste.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark "merlot" color. With a small white fluffy head. Aroma of light malt and spice. Flavor is deep and rich, malt. Alcohol and spicy hops also present. Palate is very full. A very nice brew!
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with a light tan head. The nose shows malt as the main thing, but there is a nice little bit of spice underneath the carmel notes. Very smooth on the palate, with soft carbonation. Flavors of carmel and a touch of dark fruit up front and a clean, dry finish. Super beer. I wish everyone could try this at least once.
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is nice rich brown sugar malt, hoppier than I expected. Very nice sweet rich malt. A little dusty. Brown sugar, plum, a little alcohol. Bitter at the back of my tounge. Damn fine
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a huge fan of lagers, but this stuff is super. Great amber color and rich head. Great malty aroma.
shadey (1998) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2006 Tried at the Boneyard in Cleveland. Prolly the best looking Amber I have ever tried. Almost a glowing amber color with a thick foamy had with great lacing and retention. I was in a bar, so there were far too many other smells to really pin down the nose. Taste was clean, smooth, with good body and very nice flavor.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy bright reddish-copper color with a nice light tan head that last, leaves great lacing in my glass. Toasted nut and brown sugar aromas, nutty caramel flavors, medium bodied with a full and creamy mouthfeel, perfect carbonation, finishes clean with some sweetness. I believe this is the best amber lager I have ever had.