Dogbrick (9639) - 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.
crossovert (9559) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An Amber lager with a touch more character than most, but it is still an Amber lager how are you supposed to get excited.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
[ Keg ][ 5oz ][ Lakefront ][ $1.50 ][ Plastic Cup ][ 8.18.14 ]
>> Clear deep orange pour, weak head. Nose is super sweet malt. Sugary taste, grenadine and sweet cherries, sticky, cloying, all sugar. Nope.
shrubber85 (9135) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Deep amber colour, chreamy tan head. Lovely deep malty aroma, toasted malt and soft sweet caramel. Quite clean smelling and very fresh. Moderate/light bitterness but just enough to balance the chewy sweetness. Very nice vienna.
DrSilverworm (8698) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Mildly hazy amber color, minimal off-white head, Some lace. Light body, lighter carbonation. lighter malt aroma, caramel, some tropical fruit. Nice, dark sweet/savory taste. A drinkable brew with a light but pleasant aroma. Not bad.
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. (Lakefront Brewery) Milwaukee, WI.
Clear copper colour with a small off-white head.
Mild sweet toffee, malt and banana in the aroma.
The flavour is quite easy but there’s nothing wrong with it. Dryish malt, banana sweetness and mild hoppy bitterness. I don’t know what the banana is doing here. Drinkable, forgettable.
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear reddish orange with nice lacing white head. Aroma of some pine, metallic, caramel and some nutty. Taste is some pine up front, caramel, grain, and biscuit sweet, and a clean slightly bitter finish. Not bad.
3fourths (8639) - 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.
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 15, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvikar. Clear amber. Weak aroma with malt, a bit of caramel, some oxidation and something weird. Sweetish flavor with a bit of malt and caramel, honey-ish oxidation notes and a drier finish with faint bitterness. Rather light-bodied.