LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2003 This beer is quite malty with a hint of sourness in the flavor. Amber colored beer with nice head. Had a creamy texture and taste to the beer. Could use a bit more flavor than the malt.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Carmel or I guess "rich amber colored", translucent. Sweet malty flavor, very appropriate for the style. Lightly hopped. If Vienna is your style, I think I got a beer for you. Cheers.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber pour with a thin head. Nuts and malts in the nose and flavor, good balance of hops. Not the best, but an above average beer.
Perrik (4) - Vail Valley, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2003 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The mexican's like it and so do the gringos. It has a nice after taste, great color, and a nice aroma. Definitely, Wisconsin pride...Go Brewers!
WabashMan (1020) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2003 I have to say that, until this beer, I never really appreciated the Vienna style. That has now changed! A nice medium copper color and fluffy off white head nicely complement and surprisingly hoppy and delicious nose. The flavor is full of malty goodness, and also has some other very nice notes to it. Finish fades away into a nice sweet toastiness. A very nice beer, and probably the best of the style I've ever had!
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice clear red amber brew with a moderate bit of carbonation. Poured like a thick syrupy viscosity with no head. Very little lacing as well. But the flavor is very good. Very crisp with a predominatly malty flavor. Slight hint of spearmint as it closes with a smooth lightly bitter finish. Not complex but certainly very drinkable. Would love to drink this beer at a Milwaulkee Brewers game with about 3 hot dogs! That would be the perfect summer day. Thanks CaptainCougar for the local brew!
Dogbrick (9609) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to CaptainCougar for this one. People seem to compare this one with Great Lakes' Eliot Ness but it's not exactly a photo finish in my book. Pours a very clear amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is malty and a little nutty. Flavor did not have as much rich malt character as I would have liked, but it is easy to drink. There are enough hops in the finish to keep it interesting. I'd get this again but Mr. Ness is still Untouchable as far as I am concerned.
flemdawg (542) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A lot of people seem to like this beer. I have had it twice, once from a bottle, and once on tap. Neither impressed me. I really cant describe it. I am just not a fan of this beer.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 Brillant beer. I can not decide between this and Great Lakes Elliot Ness as to which is the best Vienna. Luxurious amber color that reminds you of a great whiskey. Full malt/yeast feel that leaves you feeling very satisfied. Goes great with pizza.
drywallman (346) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The caramel malt was very apparent. Almost overdone. This is a very ’sticky’sweet beer. Not a lot of hops. I prefer more, but this is a good lakefront beer.