DrnkMcDermott (2873) - 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.
katrinaez (373) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
tom10101 (3614) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
cutitoutdave (58) - - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
JulienHuxley (3937) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
gopherfan99 (777) - CROATIA - MAR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
miyauchi38 (585) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
eaglebones (64) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
dagimp (788) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
obguthr (4389) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Gorbalev (2995) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.