harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chris_o’s The Wolf tasting. Amber colour with a bit of syrupy malt in the mouth, but pretty decent. I enjoyed all of the Hirter beers I had which I bought from The Bohemian in Deal.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris_O’s Ha Ha Ha Ha Gimme the Cheese Tasting.
Rich amber with a rapidly dissipating head. Plenty of sharp bitter hops offset by yeasty notes. Slight caramel sweetness and spice. A reasonable vienna.
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Bologna.
Crisp and dry beer, palate cleaning, a good refreshment. Geenrously hopped, a pronounced flowery aroma and a bitter finish.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Microbar, Clapham, London 26/01/08. Honey and cream nose pours deep red copper coloured beer. Huge white foamy head. Medium body. Tatse is metallic, with malt and some sweetness and spice. Quite flavoursome.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Coldtrüb amber colour, with fast gone yellowish head. Very sweet bready nose, like a German Bock, smells also like active caramelisation. Taste is much more neutral to slight bitterish; leafy & earthy flavours, virtually no sweetness, with the exception of some retronasal caramel. Light to medium bodied, light grist slickness. Special, even taken into account the Vienna characteristics. Marcus, thanks!
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled(330ml). -Nice pale cooper coloured, small head, malty nose with notes of toffee. The aroma is also very malty with notes of toffee, caramel and fruit. Rather sweet finish. Simple and quite good vienna.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lightly hazed copper color with a moderate light beige head. Caramel and spaghettio aromas. Something about the sweetness and toasted malt smells that come together and for the Chef Boyardee nose that do not make this very appealing. Not a real DMS scent, just an oddity. Thinner feel with light caramel, dried fruit, pipe tobacco and toasted rye flavors. Some grassy hops in the middle. A thin vienna.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light orange-brown (dull copper) body, thin off-white head. Aroma of toffee and fig, thin and acidic, even soapy, with toasty notes. Thin, lightly tart body with notes of tobacco, toast, and fig. Decent complexity for such a thin beer, but the watery body and acidity are underwhelming.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
..pours translucent copper with no head..aroma of sweat, over-ripe fruit, and brown sugar..flavor is a slightly sickly sweet sugar mess that somehow still seems slightly watered down...(hows the alliteration?)--- this beer is so damn awful i had to think of some fun way to rate it--my advice would be to stay away from both Austria, and this beer of theirs
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a rich orange body with a slender head that does some sporadic lacing. The aroma is a sweet, wort-like smell with a bit of caramel added. The flavor is very sweet, too much so for me, and I’d like it a lot more if that was cut somewhat by some additional hops. As is, there’s only a very modest earthy bitterness to it. The finish is malty sweet and sticky.
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