JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber brown beer. Aroma of dark chocolate. Light coffee and toffee with a fairly assertive herbal backnote. Flavour is full of black licorice, earthy herbs and a soft nuttiness. Further tasting brings out more rich licorice character. Hardly a vienna, but it is pretty tasty.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2008 Draught (Greenwich Union, London)
Slightly sour malty aroma. Rubbery or marmite taste, a bit fizzy. No finish apart from the rubber.
Svesse (5796) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 10 Aug 2007) Dark brownish colour with ruby notes, brief beige head. Malty nose with chocolate and dried fruit (raisins, prunes). Malty taste with notes of dried fruit, chocolate, balanced malt sweetness and some spicy bitterness in the finish. Actually quite good try at the vienna style.
oh6gdx (19915) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Dark rubyish brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is strong caramel, big malts and some hops. Flavour is herbs, malts some anis and hops. Quite out of balance and hard to place into a style.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap, Brew Wharf. Dark brown, thin white head. Malty with some sour hop, some dry dusty malt. Mouth is malty with roasted malt and some winter fruit. Palate is dry, but not all that descript.
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small white head. Malty aroma with caramel and obvious presence of munich and vienna malts. Dry with a rich malty flavour.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 9, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Brew Wharf. Weak aroma of caramel. Brown/amber color with very little head. Caramel flavors, overly sweet. The mouthfeel was over carbonated. An ok, but not a great beer.
JorisPPattyn (7674) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very thick-creamy yellowish head over dark amber beer. Cakey nose, thick malts, ambrée, caramel; quite rich and powerful nose; hints at orange(zeste) but generally quite sweet. Seems a bit of ureum too, but blending in the general complexity. Caramel flavour, not overly sweet, with some undistinguished hops, but mainly determined by very rich and selected malts of various colouring, making it way more complex than expected of a less than 5 ABV beer. Some burning in the MF, pretty thick texture without becoming porridge-y or overly sweet by too many restsugars. After some drinking, the Vienna characteristics establish themselves more clearly, but it remains a beer with some Barley wine aspirations; which does not prevent it from being very well made indeed.
larsniclas (5287) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at BrewWharf, London, UK
Dark amber, small off-white head.
Some light aroma from figs and prunes.
A bit thin but fresh with some toffee-flavour.
KnutAlbert (5705) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Brew Wharf. (Also tasted bottled) Dark red lager. Lots of barley flavour, very rich, a hint of plums. Cascade hops give a crisp finish.