soulgrowl (52) - Kitakyushu-shi, - MAY 7, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Fruity and vinous, like an asti. On the sweet side, with a crossbreeze of citric hops. Refreshing and clean, but does have some heft to it.
Appearance: Bold, bright sunset-orange; the whole beer glows even in dim light. Audibly excited bubbles race upwards into a big mishmash of a bone-colored head. Speckled lacing all the way down. Good retention.
Flavor: Moderated toasty malt character, on the earthy side of fruitiness. Overall, reminds me of wheat toast with apple butter. Sweetness is offset by leafy and citric hops. Finish is a skirmish between malts and hops, with malts the ultimate victor.
Palate: Very creamy, although slightly flat.
Overall: Very, very drinkable, an excellent session beer. There are better Vienna lagers out there, but this is always reliable, cheap, and easy to find. People don’t give Leinie’s enough credit.
brucebruce81 (356) - Wyoming, USA - APR 11, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a decent red it was smooth, not very hoppy and finished very smooth. I really think was a good beer to enjoy multiple beers of this.
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asheft (2895) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewery. Slightly toasty aroma, clean and with very low noble hops. Clear dark amber under white wisps. Clean, light flavour with some lightly toasted nuts and moderate bitterness and a light, zesty hops note. Crisp and light body, medium carbonation.
superspak (4309) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 4/4/2016. Pours crystal clear reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Muted aromas of brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Has a metallic note in the nose at first, that diminishes in the glass over time. Okay aromas with balanced bready malt and earthy hop notes; with very poor strength. Taste of brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and balance of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from carbonation and bitterness as well. Fairly clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately grainy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a pretty solid Vienna lager. A bit weak/off in the aromas; but has some good robustness and balance of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and is very smooth and easy to drink. A fairly enjoyable offering.
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2016
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drank from bottle..not much on the flavor side..needs more malt and some hops would be nice...will not drink this again.
Carlisle (403) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours reddish-copper with beige head and substantial lacing. Sweet caramel malt aroma with subtle cherry note. Caramel with corn sweetness. Thin mouthfeel but a sweet long finish.
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dukeandduke (218) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12/24/15 Chicago (12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass). Red amber colour with minimal white head. Minimal carbonation, with a slight smell and taste of malt. Light texture and easy going down. Overall OK offering.
Aggiebob (596) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear red with a thin head. Grainy aroma followed by sweet caramel malt flavor.
Luvystypotables (1461) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A week aroma of grain, pours a clear reddish color with a lasting thin white head. Taste of grain with a watery feel and weak grain finish.
Atom (2067) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle pours a bright amber/orange with a large cream colored head. Smells like a watered down red tootsie pop. Watered down caramel malt with some light but distinct hop bitterness. I’ve had worse, better believe I’ve had better.
Obfuscate (438) - Minneapolis, - AUG 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought a six pack up north. Not a good or bad amber lager. Wouldn’t get it again but they were ok.