DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty, light bodied, somewhat fruity. But thats about it. Very mediocre beer.
wilnatp (438) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BOTTLE: Amber pour with minimal head. Caramel and malt on the nose. Taste is sweet, malt and gram cracker.
boozedude (1001) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Kinda boring.. pours dark. Has a slight carmel taste. maybe i got a bad bottle but its pretty flat
beaz1591 (180) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Poured rust color with quick dissipating head. Mild taste of barley. Easy drinking beer but nothing to remember it for.
otakuden (1616) - Vero Beach, Alabama, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: ruby and garnet under an off-white head both thick and smooth with lace along the sides. Fades with a thin film lingering in the middle. Swirls bubbly.
Nose: apple mush Ė flesh than skin and starting to turn brown from sitting out in the open air. Moss and hay bales in back. Nondescript dry crunchy breads in the back. A tad musty and dusty.
Palate: apples Ė sweet flesh than bitterness of the skins. Cinnamon sticks, twigs, and dried old bread underneath. Dried apple skins in the back. Hint of staleness along the edges.
Final Thoughts: a marginal amber lager in a market of mostly marginal amber lagers. While quite possibly on its way south, the beer itself was still okay. Nothing to write home about and nothing to remember though certainly not a drain pour.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into a tall glass.
Appearance: Clear amber with thin off-white head; no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet caramel and bready malts. Thatís it.
Taste: Where is the taste? Light bready malts with the slightest touch of noble hops.
Palate: Moderately high carbonation, very thin, watery body.
Overall: I have a hard time believing this is a Vienna. Nothing offensive here, but certainly nothing worth returning to either.
topherh (1861) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is yeast bread and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty, earthy and grainy, with a hint of bitterness.
CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This exceptionally nice looking beer pours a deep rust color with a big tight white head and lots of great lacing on the glass. The aroma is earthy, floral, and fairly soapy. It doesnít smell terrible but itís not the most inviting of aromas in a beer. The flavor reminds me a bit of the aroma, itís got lots of floral bitterness and rosewater. The beer is astringent and lacking in much malt flavor or complexity. The beer isnít very well balanced and leaves me wanting for the malty well crafted Amber Lagers of WI. The beer admittedly gains some mild malt flavor, gets fruitier, and a lot less astringent once it warms a bit, but it retains the messiness of the first sip a little too well.
BVery (4249) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Mostly clear amber pour with a clingy white head. Pretty simple aroma and flavor of caramel malt and mild hop. Okay.
wlajwl (2901) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent bready aroma and flavor, easy to drink, not offensive, more of a simple session beer than anything.