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.
GIJOE (927) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours brown with orange hues, off-white head. Aroma is malty, bread, citrus. Taste is slightly nutty. Finishes dry.
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ContemplateBeer (1744) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Freebie from Aunt Linda’s fridge. Aroma: Lean caramel that tends toward bread; butterscotch is moderate and a bit obtrusive. Appearance: Red copper body with a foamy bone head that settles into a skin. Flavor: Lean caramel with metallic touches up front; butterscotch and more bread toward the finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: A fairly flawed, rather boring beer. Wouldn’t want to drink this again.
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
i gave this one time, but it just didn’t do anything for me. tasted like the better/not super offensive macros, really, just looked a little nicer. almost no nose (light malts) and the only flavor past a touch of sweet malt was a rather unpleasant bitterness on the finish. not at all impressed."
Cousin_Larry (617) - - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Far better than I remembered. Smooth and goes down like water. Downside is that it’s pretty watery.
murphious2000 (25) - - SEP 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent red/amber lager that sticks to the basic malt profile with slight hops flavor. Crisp and easy drinker. Boring compared to most "craft" brews but better than any plain yellow or watered down international-conglomerate made American Lager.
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Pours brown with orange hues, off-white head. Aroma is very malty, bread, citrus. Taste is dirty, nutty. It is not very good. Stay away.
MarkoNm (1510) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark coppery color topped with a decent tan colored head.
There is a mild malty aroma complemented by some caramel notes.
The taste is mild and malty, slight sweetness with biscuity notes. An unpleasant metallic feel in the aftertaste ruins the great experience.
TXBadger (1921) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice darker amber color with almost tan head. Caramel malt, pine, and some bitter notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a bitter hop note.
illiniphil (137) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish copper with an off-white head. This is a great session, summer beer. A good rendition of a Vienna lager. One of the better Leinie varieties.
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rumproasts (4137) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. amber with small head. caramel malt and a bit of toast. boring but rather true to style.