republican1027 (8) - USA - JUL 12, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best readily available beer out there. It has a great appearance and taste. This is overall my favorite beer and is great at any time.
wilza320 (23) - - JUL 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, pours amber with a creamy head. Not a big lager fan but love this beer, really great malt presence and so drinkable.
portwood (96) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell: very malty, caramel, pleasant hops.
Taste: relatively thick mouthfeel (compared to the avg lager), creamy carbonation, malty sweet.
Finish: light bitterness, hint of dry smoke.
(tasted 06/10/16, can bb Sep 2016)
pityu (510) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Clear light amber colour, medium off-white head with fair retention. Fruity hop nose with some malty sweet scent. Taste is rich malty with fruity notes, decent citrussy hop bitterness with some peach, apple and caramel tones. Medium body, moderate carbonation, slick texture, fruity finish with ligering hop bitterness. Its a good beer but its far from the greatness of a really good traditional european lager. As a european i must say, that this beer is a total misconception of the (original) style. But as an american vienna lager, is really great.
SinH4 (2330) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber color with small white head. Aroma is malty, a bit herbal hops, caramely. Taste is bitter caramel, malty, slightly bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Alright.
Larzo (1) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2016 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
A solid lager definitely. However, it is really not noteworthy and would not be an order I’d make if it wasn’t included in variety packs.
fombe89 (1880) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Botella de @Vivalabirra, Oviedo 19/06/2016
Color amarillo, sabor maltoso, dulce, cuerpo medio
invinoveritas (85) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle at home. Rich yellow and a fruity aroma. Malty to taste with a finishing bitterness and some green apple cores. Quite highly carbonated but soft mouthfeel.
ChadPolenz (1631) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 BJCP Category: 7A Vienna Lager
AROMA: Fairly intense malt aroma; sweet caramel notes. Some floral/spicy hops. Clean lager character. 10/12
APPEARANCE: Deep amber/slightly reddish copper. Crystal clarity with CO2 always present. Fairly large, white, frothy persistent head. 3/3
FLAVOR: Soft malt presence, but quite flavorful. Caramel/toffee flavors without becoming cloying. Strong hop presence with floral and spicy notes. Bitter, but restrained. Perfectly balanced. 17/20
MOUTHFEEL: Body is fairly strong for 4.9% ABV. Medium sized, crisp; clean dry aftertaste. 5/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: To-spec in pretty much every way. Not sure why BJCP doesn’t have this listed as a commercial example of the style. 9/10
TOTAL SCORE: 44/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
dagimp (936) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ahhh, one of the old favorites that has been pushed to the back due to the craft beer revolution. From a can at Citizen’s Bank Park, home of the Phillies. Poured into a plastic cup. Good strong white head that sticks around forever. Nice aroma of figs and some molasses. Mouthfeel was heavier that I remember, but real solid. Taste is kind of one dimensional. And I was really looking for something as hard as I could. Malt flavor but not much else. and it was slightly sharp and abrasive. Still a good, solid beer that I’m happy to drink.
Rubin77 (792) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
F: not big, off-white, not long lasting.
C: amber to light coppery, clear.
A: malt, light citrus, caramel, bread, pine.
T: malty, caramel, citrus, light bready, earthy long lasting bitterness, clear and well balanced beer, worth to try, 0,33l bottle from De Keyzer Drinks.