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Smooth and malty. A true European red with 100% two-row malted barley, spalter hops and Munich malts. German lager yeast and a minimum six weeks of cool, cellaring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (1954) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Pours a crisp medium red-amber with a tall off white head that has decent retention and leaves a respectable lacing. Aroma is of burnt sugar, caramel, toasted grain, crusty bread and leafy hops. Flavor is toasted grain, caramel, sweet barley, homemade crusty honey-wheat bread, a hint of floral and leafy hops, maybe just a touch of yeasty bread dough. FInish is crisp, slightly bitter and bready. Palate is thin-medium, smooth and well carbonated, leading to a dry, spicy finish. Not bad but nothing special, better viennas for a better price easily available. Reminds me of some west coast "ambers".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2011
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
boozedude (1800) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Kinda boring.. pours dark. Has a slight carmel taste. maybe i got a bad bottle but its pretty flat

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
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 – 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 – 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Aroma was a grainey malt , light attractive amber color, mild malt with a slight tartness to it, some bitterness on the swallow crispness of a lager,as a Vienna it should have a little toastiness or carmel taste ,lite body. Pretty much the standard for this brewery,light bodied thirst quenchers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wxman (1429) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Pours an orange/amber color with a big fluffy yellowish-white head. Aroma is sweet bread dough with a hint of hop flowers. Sweet malty taste with notes of maple syrup, roasted malt, and some slight hop bitterness. I’ll have to go along with everyone else here. This is nothing special, but it is clean, tasty, and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1373) - Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle - small foamy head, medium amber color, sweet malty/caramel aroma and flavor, very mild hop balance - pretty standard amber lager

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Bottle. Average beer all the way. Poured a lighter amber color with a white head. The head did last for a little while. Left some lacing on the side of the bottle. Aroma was candy sugar, dark malts, caramel, and yeast. Flavor was thin and watery. Yeast and sugar flavors in the finish. Nothing that special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Had this one bottled. Nice, deep amber color with a very thin head, quite clear, fairly simple but what Vienna Red isn’t? I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Malty, light bodied, somewhat fruity. But thats about it. Very mediocre beer.

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