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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Yíknow, I kinda like the Vienna style. For example, I thought the Aass Juleol and Smutty Lager were pretty good. Then, this weekend, I pick up a six of this. I had one each night at my Sisís, thinking íHoly cow, this is incredible!í Malting is perfecto here; has more snap than European versions, more crispness, especially when warming. Then, thereís a hop bite not readily apparent in other lagers of any type. Outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Pours like a glass of iced tea, with a frothy, disintegrating head. Nice whiffs of biscuity malt, honey, almond, and tangy Cascades. Startling complexity for a lager, with different aspects of this beer calling for attention at each sip. Seems to defy categorization, sometimes like a bitter, sometimes like an Oktoberfest, maybe even an APA? This rating is for the superb bottled version, but it is even better on draft in Milwaukee. Also, a very neat, colorful label; in fact, one of my favorites in recent memory.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 This is nice and tasty. Itís deep amber with a big, light tan head that slowly shrinks to a small permanent top and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is bread dough, pine, and toasty bread crust. The taste is toasty bread, crust, a little pine, hints of caramel, citrus, herbs, and butter. It starts sweet, with increasing, faintly spicy, slight bitterness. Itís light and smooth but remains flavourful and interesting.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2007 Rerate: Not entirely sure what style this is, but itís rather malty, with a touch of sourness (not a bad thing). Very flavorful. A hint of bitterness. Everytime I taste this (Iíve had four), it strikes me as being different from most other beers and somewhat unusual for a lager to be so flavorful. Fantastic stuff! Thirst-quenching. Rerate 8/07: Perhaps more bitter than I remembered, but I like it!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Still one of my favorite Milwaukee beers, but needed a little touch-up as I get older... Amber-to-copper in color and translucent with a pillowy, fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy - pulling on toffee, caramel, roasted aspects and a dash of pepper. Taste proceeds in an amplified fashion of what we expected in aroma: smooth yet spicy and an all-encompassing flavor department. Caramel, cinnamon rolls without icing and mild butterscotch flavors jive harmoniously with the roasted nature and substantial malt support. Slightly bitter with a moderately aggressive edge to balance the lager. Dry finish. Damn good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 30, 2002
Nice amber pour with a big white head.Nice aroma, a little sweetness,malt a hint of hops. This is a delicious beer. Very satisfying and definately has the ability to be a top rate session beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Perrik (4) - Vail Valley, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2003 does not count
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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerisgood16 (4) - , Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2008 does not count
Pours a dark copper color with a rich minimal head. Dark hop & malt aroma. Smells a bit like the day after a kegger. Nice, medium body mouthfeel. Finishes short, smooth, and mellow. Great everyday beer, nice job Lakefront.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2009 This is a very enjoyable Vienna with a fair amount of hop bitterness but this beer is balanced. Page 273 of MJís Great Beer Guide and only 146 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jork33 (11) - USA - JUN 3, 2009
Great beer to serve with food or by itself. Nice flavor and consistency. Perfect on a summerís night


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