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RATINGS: 1127   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.


MattShizzle's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattShizzle (542) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle - from sampler pack. Deep copper-red color. Mostly clear. Aroma is quite malty. Good malty flavor with definite crystal malt. Somewhat hoppy finish.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
spokeydonkey (30) - somerville, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
This beer is full of malty aroma with a caramelized malt for a smooth finish. It comes in dark red.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikedevilsfan (188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2366) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottled. Amber brown pour. Nice caramel malts. Medium body. Well balanced and good overall

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (202) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (415) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerScout49 (27) - - OCT 19, 2014
Beautiful malty color and taste. Notes of caramel. Sweet with a bit of a bite. Amber lager with Marzen overtones. Good

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UrbanCaveman (77) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redtechnj (223) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (842) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour with off white head. Smells of malt and slight hops. Tastes of caramel, toffee and slight hops. Good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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