VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Belmont Station, Portland. Bottled on 1/12/15. Colour is clear deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, some sweetness, caramel, some dry fruits and malts. Very pure like all the others beers from Heater Allen.
vyvvy (4396) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours fairly clear copper / orange with a white head. The aroma has smooth toasty malt, lager rounded notes, fresh bread and light hazelnuts. It has a medium body that is fairly smooth and has semi-soft carbonation. The flavor begins with dry caramel malt, crackers, crustiness, woody hops and some spice. The finish has dry toffee, pepper, spice and paper / woody notes. Nice lager.
bmink (9) - - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice combination of European and West Coast styles. It's a hoppy Vienna lager.
Would drink it again!
popery (1534) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, deep amber. Fairly cloudy. Nice blanket of white foam. Some lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty with a solid hoppy character on top. Hops are mostly citrus and floral with a little grassiness. Biscuit and honey. Mild toffee, a bit nutty. The taste is lightly sweet with medium-light bitterness. Very tasty beer. Clean and refreshing. Light but full mouthfeel. Very easy to drink.
Prufrockstar (1270) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Eugene for sharing this. Clear amber, white head. Caramel, toast, biscuit. Light body, lively carb, short finish, crisp and flawless as Heater Allen is.
loubar (123) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2014 Bottle from City Beer Store. The nose is yeasty with some hops. Taste is nutty, woody, creamy malt with a subtle floral, citrus bitterness that provides depth and complexity. Not over the top but definitely beyond a typical lager. Lively carbonation. Smooth mouth feel. Well balanced with a dry, slightly bitter finish. Excellent.
marcus (6988) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours orange copper with a clinging off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied red malt flavor with a dry more bitter finish. A nice Vienna.
b3shine (6102) - Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Bottled on 09/22/14. Looks good; a very hazy amberish orange with off-white head. Smells malty with notes of toffee, caramel, lager yeast, and some bitter hops. Tastes like it smells, but not as rich, with a touch of biscuit as well. Medium-bodied on the palate. A solid lager.
beastiefan2k (2645) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 9/22/14. Hazy amber brown color. Aroma is mild toasted and faintly caramel with some lightly bitter hops. Flavor grows strong on the hoppiness. Very simple, clean, just a wonderful beer. Too simple to add too many adjectives.
Ernest (6486) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (bottled Apr 14, 2014).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Simple and mild and a bit too sweet, but clean and reasonably pleasant.