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Brewed by King Brewery
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Nobleton, Canada

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1587) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2010 Fresh bottle from brewery: Decants as a clear deep amber with orange highlights. Creamy 3 finger cap that laces well. Well carbonated. Nose is rich in toasty-bready Vienna malts, little detectable sweetness, some earthy-woody noble hop tones ,nice fresh aroma and true to style. Medium bodied smooth mouth feel clean malty character. Taste profile is on style as well...bready-toasty wiith very light sweeness in front, hops sit back, mid palate the noble hops give off heir earthy woody bittering as the clean finish dries right out and provides a small hop bite in the end. A very good (true to style) rendition of the Vienna style, the first we have in the Ontario market at least. With a few minor tweeks this would be on par with Great Lakes Eliot Ness. Satisfying, quenching yet flavorful with a decent malt discernment and hop bite....this is a keeper. Hope it’’s not just a one off.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2011
341ml bottle from the LCBO. pours a beautiful gold-amber with a thin white cap. mild malty, toasty and sweet aroma. taste is lightly bitter with a wonderful malt, notes of grain, honey and caramel. Decent body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
Pale amber pour with a white, bubbly head. The aroma is great. Clean, fresh vienna malt with a subtly floral hop nose. Crisp and clean with a touch of minerally character on the finish. Subtle malt sweetness but the beer has a nice drying finish. Nice blend of sweet malt and a bit of light toast as well. There’s a little bit of soft herbal character as well with a little bit of light lingering vienna malt on the finish. A damn solid vienna actually.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3086) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
Another solid King offering. Copper pour, Bready aroma, grassy hops. Nothing wrong with this. A good quality beer, but really nothing to rave about.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2169) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
341 ml bottle from jimmay. very nice light amber pour with a tight white cap. toasty malt aroma. clean all malt flavour with balanced hopping. very good take on the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
On tap at Beer Bistro.
Appearance : Clear amber with medium foamy white head.
Aroma : Nice malt with light citrusy hops. Nice fruity notes.
Taste : Nice fruits with nice malt and light citrusy hops. Finish malty and citrusy with light fruits.
Overall : Nothing fancy but malt is quite nice. Chewy and bready. Hops are also nice. I don’t really get why the ratings are so low... I guess I love this style. Really drinkable and refreshing. Quaffable!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2263) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
Pours an amber colour with an off-white head that stays a while and gives out a little lace. Perfumy nose with some caramel malts and light roasted one. Nice sweetness in the taste, but not overly, well-balanced with some fruity and caramel malts, very mild hops and hints of grain and vanilla. I really enjoyed this one a few months back (purchased in a 6-pack), but not sure about the one I am having tonight (from the discovery pack). Maybe it is what I ate, but I know I would get some more of this. A good vienna.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
On tap at Cloak & Dagger - came a light, clear copper with a blazing white puffy head. Aroma is noble hops and a touch more sweet malt than their pils, giving the package a mild toastiness. Wet hay, fresh cut grass, toasted bread are all in the aroma, as well as a bit of diacetyl, something I get from all of King’s beers, but it’s not a deal-breaker. Flavour is, again, similar to their pils, but with a slightly more substantial malt presence. The hops come through, though. Medium bitter finish. Supremely quaffable, another really nice offering from Phil, and one I would not hesitate to order again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
Winding down from a night at Indie Ale House and Bellwoods Brewery. Unpretentious, well made, refreshing and flavourful.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1863) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
341 mL bottle. Copper-orange with a very small, filmy, off-white head. There is a hint of the expected maltiness in the nose, but there is also an almost alcoholic sharpness, and a very slight, vegetal, off-note. The flavour is better: mostly bready malt, and a touch of fruit. Perhaps a touch on the sweet side. Almost feels like an ale.


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