3fourths (7063) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
rerate. caramel orange/red colored body. nose is highly fruity (esters are high) for the style and slightly phenolic as well. rich, creamy, mildly sweet, medium chewiness in the finish. could benefit from more dryness as it would reduce the chewy/full/rounded feeling in the finish, but overall it’s mild and tends to the sweet side (low hop flavor and bitterness) with basic munich/two-row/car-pils. if I had to guess I’d say american-made german bock style, the fruity esters and phenols being out of place in proper german-made lager. my notes from 2003 seem to be more positive but that’s too long ago to have any faith in understanding where my palate was at.
DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to buckybeer for this one. Hazy deep copper pour with 2-finger creamy khaki head. Aroma of tart fruit, caramel malt, brown sugar, almonds, vinous fruit. Tastes sweet, with a big caramel malt element, plus brown sugar and conciord grapes. Well done!
Ughsmash (6722) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear brighter orange with light swirly yeastage and a tall cap of creamy off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet breads and pils-type malts accented by light green fruits and some pine resin.. quite nice. The flavor had sweet, lightly-toasted caramel with lovely pine accents.. light fruits tail off the sides, leaving a sweet, rewarding feel through the finish. Light-medium bodied and predominantly sweet on the palate with great balance. Well done!
Drake (6594) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a sampler from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Looks nice... a deep copper color with small but stubborn head. Aroma is caramel and hops. Taste too has a nice bitterness balancing out the hops. All-malt this is not, but it does taste quite nice.
adnielsen (6530) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy, dark reddish orange appearance with a smallish tan head. Toasty grainy, caramel, grassy, straw aroma. Citrus fruity, toasty caramel malty, grassy, hay flavor. Actually a nice Vienna.
Dogbrick (6178) - 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.
Emil (6070) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a light sour, malty aroma and a sweet sour, caramel malty, taste. Medium body with a sweet finish.
shrubber85 (6046) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cherry and caramel malt aroma. Brown amber color with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt with light hops finish. Much nicer body than you usually get with a Vienna.
bb (5974) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper beer with an off-white head. Mineral. light spice, malt aroma. malt flavor with some spicy noble hop backing. Lingering malt sweetness, spice, and grass. Medium bodied.
HogTownHarry (5705) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz). via trade from Ughsmash. Clear reddish amber with an average off-white head. Grainy, slightly chocolatey roast malt aroma, with mild hops, fairly sweet. Soft, mild taste - light roast slightly caramel malt, mild fresh lightly citrus hops - quick off the tongue, a nice sipper. Flat, somewhat light bodied and slightly astringent palate - thin, but a pleasant vienna lager.