stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This a very nice representation of a Vienna style and at a nice price to boot. Head fades somewhat fast(perhaps my glass?) malt aroma is very evident after pour. Color is copper and very clear. Although there was some residual yeast in the bottle. Nice hops flavor that is not at all obtrusive to the malt. Caramel notes are present and linger in the finish. Nice job !
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This vienna pours cloudy and has a prune color. The aroma is malty and the flavor is sweet and malty. I could not detect any smoke or fire flavor as the label may lead you to believe. The body is thin and smooth. Not bad.
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber pour with thin off-white head. Lightly roasted malt and toffee aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt with just the slightest hint of hop. It’s not great, it’s not terrible, just rather average.
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 7, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is the best part of this beer. Once you get past the maple and vanilla aromas, all you have left is a rather ordinary heavy beer. This brewery does make a bad beer, and this is close.
ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep gold/amber. Nose is malt and dark fruit (sweet). 1 finger head quickly leaves a heavy lace. Taste is malt. Not much sweetness, finish is silky smooth. Very interesting beer. Taste is complex but so so subtle. Moutfeel is warm and slightly dry. This beer could be easily drank by non-craft beer drinkers. For the price I will start keeping some in my fridge.
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured to a pint glass. Poured very orangish color in bright lighting. Very mild grapefruity hop aroma. Overall not to bad.
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass.
Color is a golden bronze. The beer looks dark, but you can see right through it. Pours a light tan head that leaves great lacing.
Smell is very malty. Roasted malts with hints of carmel. Taste is of roasted nuts and the same hint of carmel. The taste is mainly malty, but there are some slight earthy hops present.
Mouthfeel is very rich and creamy. The beer goes down with a slight bitter aftertaste.
Overall this beer is easy to drink and could be a wonderful session beer. It is a great beer, however the taste becomes more and more of a typical lager after a while, and I am more of a fan of ales.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-02-2009 21:00:41
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear read amber color. Small diminishing head. Sweet malty flavor with a late aftertaste that is mildy soapy.
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours out a clear amber colour with a mild-light white head. Scent is lightly sugary with an unusual musty smell. Taste is distinctively malty nested on a light hop backdrop with a mildly sweet finish.
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty aroma and flavor, slightly fruity without much a a trace of bitterness. I could say it’s easy drinking, but there are many others better than this that are also easy drinking hot-weather beverages. Then again, I’m not really a fan of lagers in general, so my review should be taken with a grain of salt. Actually, the best thing about this beer is it’s appearance...deep orange that gives way to sunny yellow at the edges...and not quite completely clear giving it the illusion of density.