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RATINGS: 1140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHANER4 (483) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2014
I thought I rated this beer. I have had this beer several times and think its really good. Reminds me of boston lager with more malt and somewhat sweeter. Has nice body and goes down smooth.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (373) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Great flavor and scent. This brewery never disappoints. True to style. Amber color caramel and slight nut notes but finishes sweet with a little hops. Tap

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tom10101 (3614) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle (12 oz). From Brian, thanks.

Appearance: Muddy reddish-amber with a small ring of off-white foam and little to no lacing.

Aroma: Really metallic at first, it then settles a bit and there’s some citrus and earthy presence.

Taste: Slightly sweet with mineral and earthy presence, toasted malt and a strong metallic presence.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Earthy and metallic finish.

Overall: Not really good and definitely "off". Considering the other ratings, I think I got either a bad or an old bottle. I wasn’t able to finish a third of the bottle.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cutitoutdave (58) - - MAR 29, 2015
Pours golden amber from bottle with diminishing white head. Malty aroma without significant hops. Robust, complex malty flavor leading to rather abrupt onset of hops giving lingering bitter aftertaste. Medium body mouthfeel with above average carbonation. Overall among the better Vienna lagers in existence; though I salute GL’s full use of malt I would prefer a little less hops to allow the malt profile to fully unfold.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (3937) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with thin / absent white head. Aroma is grainy, caramel, light metallic notes, light leafy hop mineral notes. Taste is malty, toasted grain, ferrous, light leafy bitterness. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (777) - CROATIA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle in sampler pack; pours amber with a tan head; aroma is sweet with caramel, yeast, and nuts; taste is sweet with caramel, yeast, nuts, and a little bit of hops; finish is light bitter; very good Vienna, probably one of the better ones I have had

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (585) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
ベニスラガー ラガーとは思&

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglebones (64) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Slightly hazy copper-red with a thin beige head. Aroma is caramel and bread with a touch of dark fruits. Medium body and moderate-high carbonation. Sweet with slight tartness like pitted fruits and a hint of bitterness. Pretty good overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dagimp (788) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
I’ve had this a whole bunch of times. Pours a dark brown with a good amount of frothy head. Bready aroma with some hints of dark fruit and alcohol. Mouthfeel is moderate but with some heft; somewhat like a bock. Very, very smooth and velvety. Taste is herbal with fruit and bread. Some banana, wood and extremely mild smokey/nuttiness. Fantastic beer. Flavors, mouthfeel just meld together. I’ve had a liter of this at a time and enjoyed every sip from first to last. It’s that type of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4389) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Toffeeish honey, cereal grains, and hay aroma. Clear auburn, medium yellow head. Honey and grain flavor, slightly tinny. Full body, easy carbonation, smooth. I fully expected this to be another bland lager, maybe with a bit of hops if I’m lucky. It turned out to be a delightful malt forward rich and smooth, well crafted vienna. I would have no problem drinking this on a regular basis.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2995) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle, thanks Colin. Nice clear copper pour with a big foamy white head. Some caramel and toasty malts in ok aroma. Taste - lots of flavour, lots of caramel and toasty malts again. Clean. Has a bit of an astringent twang I do not care for. Well crafted but just ok for me.


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