hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Corked and caged bottle. Large white head that mostly dimiinished, fine-small sized bubbles, lacing was fair, carbonated, transparent, and a golden hue. Aroma was malty, sweet and fruity (lemon?) Sweet, bitter, malty, and lemon(?) taste. Smooth palate. Light-medium body.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Grainy, sweet, lightly citrus aroma has a slight musty, barnyard character in the aroma. Clear golden-copper with shy white head that recedes to ring. Grassy, vegetal hop flavour with some grainy malts. Fairly sweet at first but balanced by a fair bitterness. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. While this is certainly a passable beer, I never would have guessed it to be a vienna lager. Sampled at Mondial de la BiŤre 2005.
ClarkVV (3734) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2005 can at Mondial, 6/4/05. Deep honey gold, clear, but not thin and watery looking (but then, not looking much like a vienna either). White bubbly head quickly disappears and some foam clings to the edges. Honey, soft heathery herbs and grainy vienna malt in the nose. Slight touches of sourdough, with honey and more light malts in the flavor. Light farmy hops are present as well and there is some earthiness, perhaps light touches of yeast in the background. Moderate carbonation and a medium body. Surprised to see itís 6% abv. For such a light beer, it dosent come across at all.
Eructoblaster (2823) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned - 500ml. Nice dark gold body topped with a fair white head. Malty aroma with nutty, floral, and herbal notes. Taste is smooth and well balanced, and is a bit less complex than the aroma is. Ends with a good herbal/hoppy finish. Original and decent Vienna.
shrubber85 (6787) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nutty malt aroma. Medium amber color with slight head. Roasted chestnut and malt flavor with mild bitter finish. Nice full body. Very unique and tasty.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden colour with a big white head. Malty floral grainy aroma and a light sweet light alcoholic dry taste. Light body and a light dry finish.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber: Small soapy head. i guess due to its age. A smooth mix of lemon, bread and a little malt balanced into a hazel clear brown pour. Not too bad.
thedm (4866) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew poured a large sized head of foamy white colored fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a carbonated transparent light brown colored body and an OK lacing. The aroma was malty with floral and bready notes. The mouth feel was hoppy tingly malty and yet surprisingly smooth with a lingering mild malty finish. The flavor was quite different with something I could only place as being nutty with a malty bready background.
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Itís not every day you sample a Corsican chestnut beer. May there be more. This poured a hazy honey colour with a 1.5cm head that didnít linger but did lace. The aroma was sweet and fruity, rather than nutty, with peaches and metallic hops (the latter may be a consequence of the fresh-from-the-fridge temperature - I had no idea what temperature to drink this at). The fruitiness echoed one or two Aussie chardonnays. Nice creamy mouthfeel; medium-bodied. Itís smooth and malty, with a dry bitter finish. There are some grassy hops in there. Initially I couldnít pick even the merest whisper of chestnut but itís faintly present in the aftertaste. All in all, this is very well balanced and very sessionable. Itís not especially distinctive, but itís better than a lot of the beers rated below it IMHO. (33cl bottle, Camperdown Cellars, best before 12/04)
TBone (11716) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 16, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (BB 12/2005)
Like Yogi_Beera wrote: I expected this to being crap but it is actually quite ok. Golden color, small white head. Lemony aroma. Well-hopped - but grassy - flavor and medium-bodied.