FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2009 Thanks to my girlfriend Molly for buying me a six pack by surprise, she’s so sweet. Pours light golden brown with a small white head. Aroma is very malty caramel and toast, really picking up those Vienna malts. Some subtle hops give it just a hint of spice. Flavor starts a very sweet caramel and lots of toast and a bit nutty. Finishes very smooth with very little hop presence or bitterness. Just a strong creamy malt character. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Not a bad beer, easy drinking and refreshing. Reminds me a lot of Fat Tire, just a little hoppier.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hop Leaf, Chicago. Pours a light amber. Light sweet malt flavor & aroma. Not bad but there were too many others great options
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Bottle from guyinchicago. pours a (shocker)copper color. Very malty on the nose. But along with the malt comes some aluminum foil notes...metallic is what I am trying to say. Flavor is malty, lagery and overall not that great. I am surprised to see the rating as high as it is.
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample from STLWill (Thanks!) Orange/yellow pour with a metallic aroma. Flavor was that of any standard run of the mill lager, but finished a little bitter.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] shared by Skyview. Pours a clear deep gold with an effervescent white head. Aroma is slightly richer than the Flywheel, with a touch of caramel, and lots of lager yeast. Flavor is pretty much the same as the nose.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours light amber and a little hazy aromas of pale malts and hops flavors are of caramel,bread,and hops just a little light and thin to qualify as a world class veinna
Skyview (5538) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade with guyinchicago. Pours a semi-clear light golden amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of golden and caramel multi-grain malt, some citrus, white bread and a touch of tropical fruit. Taste is light bodied, some carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, some flowery hops, light citrus zest and a touch of popcorn. Finish is semi-dry with a short lived caramel and flowery hops aftertaste. Has a tad extra hop bitterness for most Vienna style beers I’ve head but still a decent micro craft beer.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this one bottled at Binny’s in St. Charles. Hazy medium brown pour with a lacy, thin white head, light malty, apple and a touch of rosy hops in the nose, nice complex malt character, orange, pineapple, slightly spicy, with a fine, dry finish. This was a nice brew!
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Kuma’s. Pours orange with a thin head. Light aroma of sweet malt and a touch of hops. Balanced body that is refreshing to drink. I wish them luck.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber with small head. Light caramel malts and solid bitterness to finish. Light sweetness, with a nice balance all around. Perfect six-pack beer to grab for a spring bbq.