DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 Re-Rated from draft at GLBC in Cleveland: Sweet amber color, kind of lemony, but not unpleasantly so. Very Mellow malts, just a touch of caramel. Hops are equally mellow, with just a little bitterness and graininess. A slight flourish of poerter malts toward the end.
Original rating: 9/16/03, Score: 4.1 Draft. Did not even realize this was a lager beer, thought it was more of a brown ale (that’s a compliment). A nice creamy head, almost stoutlike. Had a good beery smell with a touch of fruitiness that led me to think this was an ale. A complex hop taste that I thought had more American hops that the normal German ones. A delightful brew that stands out at any autumn party.
Johnsense (1352) - - JUL 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darker amber pour, good sized puffy white head, lots of lace. Bready aroma, some caramel sweetness. Bready up front, rye, caramel, subtlespice and hopping, earthy. Medium body. My default beer when I visit Cleveland - everywhere seems to have this at least in bottles.
BeerInHeaven (375) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a ruby tinted amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel malt. Nice malt character. smooth creamy mouth feel. Semi sweet with just a hint of hop presence on the finish. Sweetish linger.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber color. Nice sweet malt nose with a hint of hops. Taste is caramel, with mild hops and a touch of fruit.
chucklemation (1426) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with a thick white foam head. Aroma is caramel and earth hops. Flavor is caramel, toast, earthy hops, with a dry, lightly bitter finish. Solid stuff.
freekyp (1925) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hits all the hallmarks of the Vienna style. Lightly malt forward with muted earthy slightly metallic continental hops. Pours reddish brown with a small ring of beige head. Little in the way of aroma. Very clean throughout. Nice lingering pumpernickel toast finish.
HourGlass13 (609) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark clear amber, with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity hops, grains, with caramel and toffee malt. Flavor is semi sweet, with caramel and toffee, some grassy and fruity hops, and some yeast on the finish. It does have a somewhat metallic taste to it.
altonbrownd (5650) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Black Rooster Pub. Inviting red body with slight, white head. Nose is malts, spices and caramel. Taste of caramel and wheat also, and some hops and floral notes. Actually really well done.
Pumpkin87 (231) - - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours lovely clear copper-amber with small off-white head.
Nose is bread and honey, hazelnut. Palate adds flowers, toffee, slight metal buzz. Finishes on mild sour note.
Much better with aeration and less chilled, while reasonable 6.1 percent ABV makes it sessionable.
tsd08460 (817) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: caramel, bread,
Appearance: clear amber with a beige head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
jsporrer (711) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a clear dark amber light brown with a medium white foamy head. Light semi-sweet aroma. Full mouth feel. Semi- sweet malt. No bitterness or harshness. Smooth finish. Nice caramel malt flavor with a smooth finish. Enjoyable but not so special to be great.