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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   ABV: -
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Manchester CT locale...Clear amber pour with a medium head. Strong banana aroma. Malty with banana untertones. Smooth, yet relatively compex. Easy drinking. Banana Runts

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2005
On draught at the Framingham location, March 2005. Light brownish-auburn color, with some light tan tinges throughout and a small beige head. Mostly clear with a big shot of crystally malts and cream. Not much lager apparency in the nose. I’m not getting the banana esters everyone else mentions, which is fine with me. Flavor begins sweet and well-malted, with light fruit (cherry, strawberry, apple) notes. Quite attenuated, but I don’t mind the wateriness as it makes it that much more refreshing. Dry, but not very flavorful hops bite at the end. A bit of dusty yeast.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2004
On tap in Framingham, MA. Deep copper brown with red tints. Overall this beer resembled a weizen-- lots of yeast and banana tones in the aroma and flavor, far too much for the style. Fruity malt flavor, lacking crispness and the bite you might expect from a Vienna. Hmmm...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2005
(DC) Clear copper body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, toasty, some lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grassy, some bread, finishes with some lemon. Light-medium body with some creaminess, finishing with moderate acidity.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2004
Well, this beer wasn't very interesting. Some citrus essences in the aroma/flavor, but the hops are very mild. It's an OK beer for really spicy foods on a really hot day maybe.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
TAP NY 08. Light amber in color with a small off white head. Aroma of light toasted malt, a trace of caramel and perhaps a touch of butter. Taste is pretty weak in flavor, not too much going on- some light toasted malts, caramel sweetness, and light butterscotch. Very watery and quite bland.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2004
Bland, lifeless, nearly flavorless excuse for a vienna - crisp, yes, and easy to drink, but that doesn't mean that you should - I think I taste some strawberry, but it's more of an afterthought than an actual "flavor."


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