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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The rich amber color and caramel flavor of this beer are derived from the generous amount of caramel malt in our recipe, with just a dash of roasted unmalted barley for a subtle toasted flavor in the background. The sweetness, body, and mouth feel tell you that this is an all-malt beer. The finish has a balanced edge of Willamen and Casade hoppiness which cuts through the malty character, leaving a clean palate which beckons for more. Note: the terminology of "stein" refers to the appropriate drinking vessel and not to a type of beer made with hot rocks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 30, 2004
pours a rich amber color with a nice and quite creamy off white head, malty and sweet aroma and bitsof carmel, the flavor is wonderful...malty, sweet, smooth, a little bite of hop at the end, very smooth and drinkable beer...one of the best i've had...delicious!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4508) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2004
This beer formed a small sized ivory head with fine-small sized bubbles that completely dissipated. The body was transparent and carbonated with an amber hue. The nose was malty and also caramel with a sweet, malty, and caramel flavor. The mouthfeel was smooth and this was a medium bodied beer with mediocre lacing. A very drinkable beer in my opinion and recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 20, 2004
This brew poured a medium sized head of mostly diminishing fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a fair lace. The body is carbonated and a transparent light brown color. The aroma is malty with a very nice strong caramel not to it. The mouth feel is smooth and slightly tingly from start to finish. The flavor is mildly vinuous with caramel and toasty malt notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2004
This had a nice smooth flavor. A carmal taste that went down easy. It was slightly on the watery side and could have used a bit more hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2004
The malt here is particularly sharp, very tasty and grainy. The hops are also flavorful, but there is something in the combonation that completely tastes of dill. I couldn't put my finger on it for a while, all I knew was something kept reminding me of Thanksgiving dinner and I finally realized this tastes like dill pickles. Strange for sure, perhaps this isn't the freshest bottle, but despite the oddity, it's actually not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2004
tasted beside a penn oktoberfest and a hacker-pschorr of the same persuasion, this vienna is mostly notable-- not for it's predictably toasty caramel malts-- but for the grapefruit-like bitterness that attends each swallow. it's a classic clear amber, like the back-lit tail feathers of a redtail hawk. the head is present, but it apparently has an architectural preference for 'ranch' as opposed to 'high rise'-- meaning simply that my sample remained kinda low to the surrounding landscape. aroma features a spritz of alcohol amid the pie-crust malts, the slo-poke toffee notes, and that ruby red grapefruit in the enchantingly conspicuous hops. it's a full-flavored vienna, and --given time-- features the usual arc of carbonation from brisk to soft. sweetness to bitterness aspects are in full accord. deservedly renouned. a taste test among it's style-brethren will likely reveal more of it's singular depth and personality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Hmm. I'm not actually all that blown away. The first adjective that comes to mind is watery. Decent flavors in there, but the whole thing comes off a bit too weak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Winey and somewhat toasty, red-brown and sparkling clear. Round, nice body, fruity, yet not too sweet. Ale or lager this? Clean finish that doesn't pucker. Thanks, David P.!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2004 Color is a deep amber with a frothy head that lasts a decent amount of time. Initial taste is a little sweet, but not too sweet. The good part is that there is a nice medium body to back up and balance the sweetness. Overall, I like!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Beautiful deep amber color with nice carbonation and a medium head. This beer is very smooth with a hint of sweetness. Very Good!

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