Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Light aroma as expected, but a good blend of notes that are decently appealing. Grass and light herb, mild citrus on the hop side, with milder fruitiness, and grainy caramel. Rather unexciting pour with only a light fizzy head that completely dissipates, lighter appearing in body, not watery looking though, mild carbonation, and orange amber in color. No wateriness in the taste, though fairly light and quaffable, with a smoother crispness that is not overly biting. Not a heck of a lot to the flavor, but a rather simple combination herbal grass, light and spicy fruitiness, and caramel toasted cereal. This works well though as the balance is nice. Overall, really not too bad, a good beer for the summer.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful amber cooper color with a nice sized light tan head. Nose is malt. Creamy,not overly carbonated mouthfeel. Roasted malt dominates flavor with added notes of carmel and coffee. A well made good tasting Iowa brew that even a Badger can enjoy. This Vienna pairs well with barbequed foods, especially ribs, chicken or burgers.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Aroma is fruit and yeast. Pours amber with a white head. Taste is malt, grain and yeast. Good beer.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark amber color, transparent, and had a white head; but the fact the head left with no trace brings it down. Smell of caramel and toffee. Sweet caramel greets your taste buds, paired with some toffee and a soft, earthy bitterness to even things out. Really well balanced taste. Higher carbonation than average, medium bodied. After finishing up a test, this one hit the spot nicely. I’d have another, but unfortunately this is the only one I had.
Worth a try.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has primary notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of wheat bread, alcohol, and bread - reminds me of a bock. love the maltyness of this brew
LearninBeer (409) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received this beer a couple years ago. Light caramel malt aroma. Pours a golden brown red, off white head, mostly diminishing, good lacing. The taste is non-descript, so umami. The body id light, the texture thin and slick, the carbonation soft and the finish short and a slight bitterness. OK, shouldn’t have let it age at 4.9% but didn’t really have any choice. Maybe the next time my buddy goes to Wisconsin I can drink this sooner. Not a fair rating.
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to iowaherkeye. Poured a clear amber color with a thick white head. Nice malty aroma, crisp malty flavor with a little bit of back end bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and a clean finish. Nice amber, but nothing to write home about.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a nice red color with a small head. Aroma of malts, hops, fruit, and caramel. Nice lacing around my glass. Flavor is of malts and caramel. Finish is nice and smooth. A very enjoyable beer.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle - Nice orange/amber color with lively carbonation. Not much in the way of aroma. Light bitterness with a strong malty flavor. Texture is a bit oily. Overall, it’s a pretty good beer. I’ll have another.
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of sweet malt. Very nice amber color. Tan head quickly faded away. Sweet, biscuity, slightly nutty flavor. Smooth finish. Easy to drink and enjoy.