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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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This all malt, Vienna-style lager is a real crowd pleaser! Roasted malts and imported hops give it a deliciously smooth malt taste backed by a light hop finish. Perfect for any occasion.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Festival Tap: They should look to their Cheesehead neighbors for help on this Vienna. So much thinner and lighter in flavor than examples from Lakefront & Capital. Nothing bad about the beer, it was light amber with hints of sweetness and some bitterness at the finish.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 Rerate, 5/07 from a can aboard NW Airlines: sweet and starchy, this basically comes across as a colored macro crap lager. Original notes: [Orange-amber color with quickly surrendering head. Sweet juicy aroma. Flavor’s not as sweet as anticipated, but still predominately sweet malts with virtually no finish. OK.]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Deep Amber color, hoppy but more malt in this balance. Very nice beer!!! Grapefruity undertone I’ve not noticed in this style of beer. Not as full bodied as the other Viennas I’ve had. Good experience, thank you Slikwily for this beer.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Andrew196 (1102) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2004
(bottle) Comsumed at the airport in Minneapolis while waiting to connect on a flight back to Houston. This beer was a but weird to me for some reason and I couldnt put my finger on it. There was something off in the malts....too sweet, too bitter in the finish? Something was out of place here....not much in the way of hops here either, just not a pleasant experience.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Cloudy Orange Coloring. Little Head. Not alot of aroma. Bitter Taste. Very good Beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Murky oarange with much head. Not very much aroma either. Good clean malty character but not much more than that. I think maybe the sample was not in the best shape though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2004
a pleasant beer from schell. drank a bottle that was offered as part of a tip on a pizza delivery. sweet, malty, a bit smoky... well crafted. not world class but, a solid brew indeed. bien.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2004
In the bottle. Copper orange in color. Large bubbles in the head and coating the side of the glass. No lacing. Bitter taste up front. Malt flavor then announces itself, but not loudly. As with most of the Schell beers, this one stops just short of great.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2004
Nice malt and balance with carbonation. Nice copper head. Drinkable, good example of type as not too sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2004
Color is a clear orangey, head is a thick, fluffy white. Aroma is sweet and fresh, with touches of citrus,sea air, and a whiff of caramel, maybe. Palate is smooooth, with a trifly, tumbling texture for the tongue to play over. Very tasty, and sweet, and the malt's really pulling it's weight. Very rich and satisfying, and not as thin in body like others of a similar style. If I can name names, I'd be happy if this one was the default beer everywhere on earth, like Samuel Adams is. It has a firmer body, and is malty, hoppy, malty, hoppy, a beautiful tango, back and forth, the two keeping pace with one another and surprise and delight the palate. Again, a great lager. "All malt Vienna Style Lager" What, are they sneaking something else into their other beers? Do I have to keep an eye on those guys in New Ulm? Nonetheless, Firebrick's a winner.


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