PorterPounder (5341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very impressive. Wonderful malty aroma - orangeish-copperish appearance - light head - litle lacing. Stick-to- your ribs malty flavor -reminds me of a bock - much more flavorful than other Viennas that I have had. Flavor is strong throughout.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color. Medium head. Slightly malty aroma with a hint of fruitiness. Medium bodied ale. Nicely malty, taste of toffee and caramel, slightly sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. There is a slightly fruity taste to this beer. Smooth taste. Very drinkable. Hope that Sam Adams adds this beer to their regular everyday lineup. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a slight malt sweetness.
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a reddish amber color with a small yellowish white head. Malty, yeasty, nutty aroma. Light sweet, malty taste.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this a few nights ago- I cant remember too much about it becuase i was a little drunk- but I do remember liking it. Lots of malt character but maybe lacking in the hop chategory- viennas are supposed to have a good balance and hop bitterness and flavor are suppposed to be noticable. Very smooth malty finish. Very nice.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. a slightly smoky, malty, sweetness and fairly full bodied. I think this only available in the winter pack.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/amber color with a nice full light tan head. toasty malt aroma with just a hint of light fruit. Flavors of light all-grain toast. Just a touch of sweetness in the finish with a a bit of acidity to wash it away.
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew poured a large head of light brown fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left a good lacing and a transparent hazy light brown colored body behind. It has a very nice malt aroma and a smoothe mouthfeel from start to finish. It has a nice malted caramel flavor. This was a suprisingly nice brew from the Boston Beer Company.
jgb9348 (4628) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great dark amber in colour, great hoppy-malty smell. Good flavour with some sweetness, but an overall great beer. Too bad its so hard to find this one!
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Copper body with white head. Sweet malt nose. Malt flavour with bitter undertones. Dry, thin, uncomplex.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 21, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Huge rocky head tops a smooth clear copper body. Nose is weak; some maltines, some fruitiness (berries) but pretty underwhelming. I’m not all that impressed with the flavor, either. Reasonably malty and with a hint of hops, but really nothing stands out; moderately sweet, slightly thin on the body, hint of smokiness and earth tones, but just not much going on. I guess this is par for the course for SA these days, sigh.