Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light malty aroma, hops evident. Not much head. Color is brown/red. Round, medium body mouthfeel. Developed malt taste. Slightly fruity, a little bitter in the end. Not bad.
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light amber gold color with thick white head. Sweet nose of baked peaches, malt, toffee and carmel. Med-Light mouthfeel with a mid-short finish of malt. Flavors of carmel, fruit, carmel, malt, light hops and faint coffee. Great beer very refreshing!
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good looking, deep brown color. Malty aroma with only a slight head. A very clean finish after a hearty, rich mouth-feel. They say it’s an "alt-malt." RateBeer says it’s a Vienna... certainly not the home of alts. What’s the truth here?
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper in color, with little head. Malty aroma with a little yeast in the background. Good bitterness yet still malty. This is a beer I could drink all night.
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a very fruity beer. Beautiful color. Almost reminded me of an IPA. Very refreshing.
jaymobrown (1827) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light amber, tarnished color. Some mildly oat roasted malt flavors. Mostly a hoppy-ish beer in the end. Watery texture. It’s a lager.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish appearance, good head formation. Fairly clean malty aroma, mildly toasty. Sweet smooth creamy malt palate, mild spiciness. Fairly bitter citric finish seems a little out of place but pretty good beer overall.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2004 My first "Vienna", tried this after actually driving through the Riverwest area on the way to a friends..
Pours a beautiful dark red/amber color. Aroma is malt with a hint of something else there. Flavor is dominated by Malt, with caramel and roasted tones to it with a crisp citrus hop aftertaste. Overall a bit malty to me, but a damn fine beer.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: dark red-orange, clear liquid. Creamy head and elegant lacing…malty aroma with some honey & fresh flowers. Nice hoppiness on the palate…surprisingly clean and tasty – a light caramel stickiness rounds out the hop/malt combination of flavours. I could have had several more – a first from Lakefront.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber Coloring. Aroma...malt, caramel. A bit bitter, malty. Different. Worth Trying.