Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Roasted caramel sugars, a somewhat burnt edge that maybe contributes to it's sour-ish ending. Lemon and ouzo too? A little hop bitterness mixed in the sweet sticky finish.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good malty taste, malty aroma, that goes down nice and smooth. pretty good balance but not as good as other of their beers such as the pale ale.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber with off-white head. Complex aroma of vanilla, licorice, maybe caramel. Some sweetness, honey in the taste but the whole combination just doesn't make it.
heemer77 (5187) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice lighter red color. Agree with Wabash, has maltiness and a fairly light flavor. Definitely better than most other Viennas out there. Just enough hops to keep it interesting.
WabashMan (1020) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice sweet malty aroma complements a good, medium copper appearance in this vienna. Flavor is light, but not too light, with a nice sweetness that is well balanced by a light/medium hop bitterness. A nice vienna!
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A redish copper color with little head or lacing. It had a little sweet taste with a citrus aroma. It was an OK light beer.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a redish amber color with very little head and very little lace. The aroma is malty and mild hops. The flavor is very malty, with a dry finish and a fair body. Overall, I'm pleased with it.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker copper color, smooth and well rounded slightly sweet taste but somewhat thin. Malty yet dry finish.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight haze orange color with a small white head. Surprizing citrus aroma first with the malt following. Mainly a citrus taste that I found kind of weak. Decent session beer.