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RATINGS: 1139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Deep Amber red color, with a fragrant malt aroma. Flavorful notes of rich caramelized malt and noble hop flavors harmonize on the palate leading to a crisp clean finish. Named after one of Cleveland’s most respected safety directors, who frequented the brewpub’s bar during his tenure from 1935-1941 and, according to popular legend, was responsible for the bullet holes still evident today.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11896) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Lightly hazed copper body with beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, strong toffee/caramel. Taste is medium sweet, toffee/caramel, light earthy. Light-medium body. The toffee, without more, is just too overpowering to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 Dark amber color with a medium white head. Toasty, caramel malt aroma. Lightly sweet malts with notes of caramel, toffee, and toast. Well balanced by moderate hop bitterness. Finishes with some honey and light fruity sweetness. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 16, 2004
UPDATED: APR 25, 2005 First real Vienna. Pretty good. Red with a tan head, with a great balance of malt and hops. There was one interesting fruity flavor that I can’t identify.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2004
malty brown sugar carmel aroma, slightly foggy ruby colr, thick tan head, slightly bitter finish with a little lime, barley malts, a little fruity and a little chocolately, interesting flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2004
(Best by Sep/20/04) I really like the color of this beer, sort of chestnut red. The nose is full of Hallertau and light sweet malts. The head only lasted for a little while, but there still is a small ring holding onto the rim of the glass. Malt and spicy hops meld effortlessly to produce a tasty brew. I taste bitter chocolate and smooth coffee and cream. This beer is nice and malty, but it is not overly sweet. Actually, the beer finishes dry and hoppy. A good interpretation of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1035) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 20, 2004
my dad held a bowl glass filled with miller lite while i held a stem glass full of this: honey/reddish brown body with a lingering and airy off-white head. caramel malt announced nicely enough while it seems the hops bring something floral. slightly sweet, watery, but it’s very drinkable. the aftertaste is a little bitter with some veggies. it finishes nicely, a bit sweet. it's a quiet beer and i like that. not much else than any other lager, in my opinion, but it has just enough more to edge most of the others out. good lager. but today, at least, i preferred my dad's miller lite. happy father's day everybody!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Good beer from Great Lakes. Deep amber/copper body with frothy biege head. Nice malt aroma with the fleeting hint of vegetables. Light to medium in the body. Flavor was malt and caramel and very pleasant. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Bottle pours translucent caramel, small milkish cream colored head, lively carbonation, with decent lacing.   Malts, biscuit, cookie dough, and floral esters on the nose.   Malty, chewy, caramel, cookie dough, slightly sweet, very smooth, oh yeah this is damn tasty!   WOW, by far the best Vienna I have had.   No real bitterness, just a nice malty flavor with hints of caramel.   Clean, crisp, with a nice finish.   Body and mouthfeel are very appropriate.   I would easly have this one again.   Thanks goes out to TChrome for the trade!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Bottled. Pour produced an average sized beige head that fell to a thin layer after a few minutes; fair lacing. Clear med-dark amber color. Aroma was a harmoniously layered complex of toasty caramel malt, floral hop nose, and some esteriness. It was marred somewhat by a subtle but discordant sulfury off-note. Flavor was a nice balance of bitter/sweet up front with some esteriness that emerged mid-palate. It finished with the same balanced bitter/sweet character accompanied by a pleasant yeastiness. A gentle but present hop character was evident throughout. Palate was creamy and medium to full bodied with a lively carbonation. A nice amber (Vienna) lager that was enjoyably crisp and refreshing and easy drinking. It had a definite American craftbrew character i liked that was manifest in its subtle but present hop flavor and aroma. My enjoyment of this lovely brew was only marred a bit by the sulfury not in the aroma though this off-note wasn’t apparent in the flavor. Thanks Drew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3775) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [draft - 10th Annual PA Microbrewers Fest, Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Pittsburgh, PA] Had to do a little research to find out exactly which Great Lakes Brewing beer I had. Poured a nice amber color with a thin and fizzy white head. Thick and chewy roasted aroma with a nice caramelly malt hint. Strong malt flavor with a good sweet touch of that caramel that I caught in the aroma. The sweet malts give way to a nice roasted finish with a clean aftertaste.

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