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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 134   ABV: 4.48%
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 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Got this on a trip to minnesota, the only place i have ever seen it. With choices of only buds and millers, this was the best there(except for guiness). It has a nice reddish color, good taste with little head. This is an average beer but better tthan the competition at this bar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2005
A little hoppy, but not much depth, seems thin. Aroma lacks, but has smooth and malty tones throughout. Excellent complex finish with a sweet aftertaste. Warm.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Bottle and served in my SN pint glass:

A light amber hue with an initial fizzy head which fades to a small ring and left some lace. The aroma has notes of grain and pale malt with a dash of caramel. Some buttered bread and very mild fruit esters as well. The taste is rather straight forward but enjoyable. You get some acidic fruits and light bitters with that sweet and bready malt base. The finish is rather short but some lingering caramel flavor does stay around. The feel is lively enough and very lightly astrengent. I have had better but also far worse, a quaffable brew all things told.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2005
pours amber with average head. aroma is malty, taste follows suit with very little bitter palate. fairly light, would have liked to see more to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2006
Bottle. Red-orange in color with a small, quickly fading head. Malty sweet taste and aroma. Light and thin overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2006
The aroma’s a bit faint, sweet malt with a bit of graininess to it. Smooth and tasting of sweet caramel, dark toffee, and a light earthy/nutty bitterness, this amber/copper beer is a satisfying if unexciting drink.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BallyLoser (136) - Redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Had on Northwest Airlines. Pleasant compared to other Amber Lagers. A little more bite than I prefer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJC (238) - USA - FEB 15, 2008
Golden / light amber body, with a head that quickly dissipated. No real lacing. The initial aroma was malty and inviting, but its intensity dwindled right along with the head. The flavor was malty, yet it was rather weak. Very subtle hop presence. Tastier Vienna’s aren’t too difficult to find, so I doubt I’ll purchase this one again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2270) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2935) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Love the rich amber color of this, looks like a very dark orange/amber. Not much head or lacing. Nose is lacking as well. A bit of cookies, some maltiness, some sugary sweetness. Palate is graham crackers, mostly malt, not much else. But this is a drinkable beer.

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