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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Traditional vienna style lager brewed for the Oktoberfest celebration, lightly filtered, deep golden brown, very malty and highly hopped, velvet smooth mouth feel with rich flavor.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear brownish golden color with a large frothy off-white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Medium toasted sweet malt and hops aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted balanced flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew for style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Herbal hops and a delicate cereal crunch merge into a wooden finish in this cushy, friendly lager.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the misty amber shine.
-Nice cereal lengths make sure the finish is also balanced.
-Hop bitterness is minimal.
-The discreet fruitiness of oranges adds depth.
-This may not be the most memorable brew, but it is a nice go-to quencher.

Bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle. Light toffee malt aroma. Hazy amber color with large tan head. Slightly sweet toffee malt and lightly bitter hay flavor. Body pretty light. Not bad - straight forward.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2012
50cl bottle: Pours a clear deep orange amber with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a sweet, lightly toasted pale malty nose with some noble hoppy notes and a touch of graininess. Starts with pretty good fullness and fine carbonation with a light caramel sweetness and some biscuity notes with a grassy noble hop bitterness before a drier, crisp finish. True to style and quite drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7098) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottled. Poured light-medium orange with a short, bigger-bubbled white head. The aroma picked up lightly-toasted caramel and bready malts with odd metallic/sour fruity accents.. overall sweet and alright. The flavor found the same bready malts at the core along with slightly syrupy, yet sour fruit skins.. tacky and sour on the finish. Light-medium bodied and dry on the palate with a thicker feel than it needed.. this was either a mediocre beer or a fairly solid beer with an infection.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
551 ml brown bottle. It pours a clear orange, the lacing is a bit dirty looking. The smell is slightly toasty with a hint of fruitiness. There is some grain and a pinch of herbal hops as well. The flavor is pretty solid, it has more of a hop presence than most. There is also the typical oktoberfest flavor going on, some slight toasty nuttiness and a hint of fruit. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-10-2010 05:30:15

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle. Murky orange pour with a large fluffy whte head. Aroma is caramel malt. Medium palate. Taste is sweet caramel, slight hop, and bread. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5187) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
16 oz bottle to pint. Looks solid; a transparent copper with fluffy off-white head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells solid; semi-sweet, hoppy, and malty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A good example of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2008
On draught at the brewpub in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin location. Pours a clear light copper amber brew with an average off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus zest, a touch of toffee and some earthy herbs. Taste has a nice balance of caramel malt and citrus zest flavors that makes this a vienna style more than the traditional malty copartner. Finish is smooth with a slight citrus and piney hop aftertaste that quickly disappears and leaves behind a mild bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle. A medium copper colored brew with a thin light khaki head. The nose has fall leaves and peanuts. This tastes of toffee and peanuts. There is also some tasty toffee. A little bit of wood in the finish. Well made.


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