UDBeernut (1842) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color capped by a slight off white head. Nose is big and malty. Taste trends sweet but grass and hay do their best to balance. Alas, it’s a failed mission. Medium bodies, don’t let this one stick around long enough to warm.
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spokeydonkey (28) - somerville, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with a decent white head that fades to lacing.
Aroma of toastiness. No alcohol and no discernable hop aroma. Clean.
Gentle toasted malt up front. Exceptionally dry. Hop bitterness behind it. Very clean.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp. Finishes dry with lingering bitterness.
Overall an exceptional vienna lager. I’m not a big lager drinker, but this is one of my favorite beers because it is clean, well-balanced with enough malt and hop complexity to keep it interesting.
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is full of malty aroma with a caramelized malt for a smooth finish. It comes in dark red.
mikedevilsfan (187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light ruby color with small off white head. Aroma is wonderful bready, pear, caramel, little bit of hops. Taste is sweet caramel with tinge of bitterness on the back end. Very good vienna lager. Smooth.
Maverick34 (2352) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber brown pour. Nice caramel malts. Medium body. Well balanced and good overall
floydslip (198) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber beer with a medium foamy light tan head. Nose of candied nuts and a bit of caramel. Taste follows the aroma with nuts and sweet malt followed by a mellow bitterness that lingers with the sweetness underneath. Not particularly complex, but well-balanced and enjoyable. Good beer.
hman43 (397) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Triangle Wine in Southern Pines. It has the aroma of various grasses, a dark amber and lacing. It has various grass and floral tastes. There is a twang on the palate that is hard to explain, but other than that it’s a good brew.
BeerScout49 (25) - - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful malty color and taste. Notes of caramel. Sweet with a bit of a bite. Amber lager with Marzen overtones. Good
UrbanCaveman (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass at approximately 40 degrees F.
A: Looks like free-flowing honey on the pour, which swells into a beautiful clear amber. Small streams of bubbles rise slowly from the bottom at the start, before dying away to leave the beer a deep amber shading towards russet. A thick head of foam forms, which slowly dies down to a cap. The lacing is minimal, but present.
S: Sweet toasted malt and caramel, wreathed around bready yeast with some faint notes of rich soil and ripe fruit.
T: Mother of god, this is a fantastic Vienna lager. The taste opens with sweet bread and lightly toasted caramel, before some hints of walnut, raisin, and pecan join in. There’s some slight bitterness from the malt, as well as an earthen, loamy bitter that offsets the sweetness just enough. Warm yeasty bread with toffee-like tinges form the finish, which lingers without overstaying its welcome.
M: A light, smooth, silky lager, with exactly the right amount of carbonation to avoid feeling flat without sparkling up too much. Just heavy enough to impart a feeling of drinking a good beer, while remaining light enough for refreshment duty.
O: I have yet to encounter another Vienna lager that’s comparable to this one. It’s virtually everything I could look for in this style, from the complex malt profile to the slight hop presence and the silken mouthfeel. This is a staple of my beer enjoyment.
redtechnj (220) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance- Crystal clear deep copper orange with a thick but short lasting off white head.
Aroma- sweet, rich malt, caramel, bready
Flavor-bready malts, a nice balance of sweet caramel and earthy hops
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dlbeer (840) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber pour with off white head. Smells of malt and slight hops. Tastes of caramel, toffee and slight hops. Good beer
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