Jethro6191 (478) - Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Good lacing. Rich malty flavor with low hop bitterness. Medium body with a clean smooth mouthfeel. Finishes fairly dry.
cutitoutdave (22) - - 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 (3807) - 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 (730) - 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 (513) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
eaglebones (63) - 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 (777) - 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 (4315) - 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 (2981) - 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.
tillmac62 (338) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BBD 2/16/15. Pours a clear amber with a lovely rich dark ruby cast. Excellent head volume, World Class lacing and excellent retention.
Nice light nose of toffee with caramel malt notes over subtle noble hops with a touch of spice.
Heavy medium body with a creamy texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.
The World Class flavor profile is intense, complex and a masterpiece in balance. It begins with creamy blend of toffee and caramel against a slight sweetness that has a cracker character. In the middle, a nice noble hop flavor emerges over a mild bitterness. Against a fading bitterness, a nice spicy hop character emerges that is a bit tart, a bit clove like and has a pepper aspect - outstanding. The finish is a bit dry, but also has a sweet biscuit component. A slightly tart note lingers for a bit over a receding caramel and biscuit sweetness leaving the tongue with a slight pucker.
TheSilentSaint (58) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red colored. Clear/Filtered. Direct from bottle tastes bit different than when poured in glass. Through bottle one can feel slight malts and caramel. In glass tastes bit complex. Well balanced beer overall!!
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