Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderately aromatic with notes of toasted and caramel malts, slight spice and apples.
Solidly crafted, nice malt body, apples and caramel with toasted malt and berries.
Another well crafted brew from Great Lakes. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting but very good nonetheless.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle courtesy of jsquire. Bright red amber colour with a creamy and frothy off-white head. Caramel, nutty, and lightly fruity aroma. Caramel, toasty, and dark fruit flavours with a roasty and fruity bitter finish. Medium bodied and smooth.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - sweet malty aroma. Deep, dark amber color. Aggressive hop and malt flavor. A nice balance and contrast at the same time. A Vienna lager that is interesting and quite delicious.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish color, small white head. Smells of sweet malts and caramel. Tastes very sweet with caremel and small hints of toffee. Hardly tastes like it is over 6%. Quality beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge light tan head. Clear dark amber. Sweet caramel aroma. Flavor moderatley sweet with the taste of caramel. Finish is mostly malt with a light bitter background to balance it out. Light to medium bodied.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with a tannish head. Strong malt aroma. Taste is sweet malt and very rich. Caramel aftertones. This beer is very high in flavor. Well done.
sfontain (834) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely dark red/purple/brown color, starting with a two-finger light brown head that disappears into nothingness. Aroma very sweet, lots of malts and a sharp sweetness, perhaps cherry. Yummy with the caramelized malts in the beginning; the middle is sweet and subdued; the finish brings out the hops as the malt flavor mostly wears off; nice, mellow balance. Medium thickness, slightly sugary/syrupy. Very different from the last "vienna" I had; for the best-of-the-best, this isn’t "that good." But it is very solid and pleasant to drink. Good beer.
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A lot of quality in here, but these heavy, hoppy beers (a la Sierra Nevada) seem a dime a dozen to me. If I want to take a half hour-40 minutes to drink 1 beer, I’ll take a bourbon or a glass of wine.
IndianaRed (2765) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2004 Bottle Pours a red/copper with a very large foamy off-white head. After this finally settles, a thin layer remains to bolster the decent lacing. Aroma is malt and applesauce. Som edakr roasted grain. Nice rich flavors. Carmel, hops and a little smokey. Deep and..well...’noble’... Rounded complex taste. Feel is rich and soft, with a woody and not bitter after taste. Quite good.
Thanks to EddieG for the trade.
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Had an amberish colored appearance with a very nice aroma. Has a great taste too.