TomDecapolis (4221) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to hopdog for picking this up for me when he was in Minnesota. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a smaller creamy off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, some oxidation, some toffee and grainy maltiness, bready with just a touch of hops. Flavor of caramel, sweet malt, light citrus hop bitterness and some breadiness. I think this one was reach the peek of it’s shelf life..unsure of how old it was which I feel is the responsibility of the brewer to put a "born on" or "fresh by" date on the bottle...especailly for a Vienna.
notalush (4173) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as impressive as the hopfenmalz I just tried, but a tasty vienna none-the-less - very malt-forward, with rich vienna malt showcased quite well, as all other qualities take a back seat - bread but clean, with a medium toasty, roasted character - the tiniest bit of acidity way in the back - malt lingers far into the finish, but subdued hop character adds a light crispness to the finish - balanced and tasty - viennas get no love.
arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy reddish pour with white head. Aroma has notes of some roasted malt, touch of bread and fruit. Taste is some bready fruit, and a touch of caramel. Average, weak flavors, and not that many of them.
ChainGangGuy (4120) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, reddish-amber body with a creamy off-white head.
Smell: Sweet-smelling toffee with a good measure of breadiness and a hints of citrus and red apples.
Taste: Sweet toffee and hints of bread followed by a taste of grains. Kiss of lemony citrus. Slight fruity red apple twang. Mild, easy-going bitterness. Smooth, crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess.
Drinkability: A middle-of-the-road vienna.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel-brown color with a large foamy beige head that left good lacing. The aroma was faintly tart with a note of cherries. The flavor was caramel, nut and sweet malts with light notes of cherry and berry. The finish was long and tangy with notes of nut and berry lingering. Medium body. Decent.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light red, small head. One dimensional flavor of somewhat sweet malt. Better than many other Vienna’s I have had.
Pailhead (3859) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Aroma is very sweet and malty. Caramel and brown sugar. Pours a transparent brownish-orange with a white head that is short lasting. Malty caramel and brown sugar taste with some slight bitterness, sourness, and acidity in the finish. Overall a decent beer.
Strykzone (3813) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
You gotta love that malty aroma. Amber in color with a nice thick head that stays around enough to provide a smoothness as it is sipped. A nice little zing to the flavor. Perhaps some hops sneaked in to give it a hint of a tart bite. This is primarily a malty beer with a nice roasted flavor. I like a sweet malty beer and this one pitches to my wheelhouse.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
KAggie97 (3530) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle. Pours an average amber with a slightly active body and a nice head of cream brown. Aroma is malted garbage disposal and vegetable. Flavor is retarded red wine with vegetable throw-aways and dough. Average mouthfeel. Burn this brick.
Earlier Rating: 1/13/2009 Total Score: 1.3
Tap at Axel’s Bonfire, Blaine, MN. Pours a thin apple juice orange with a weak pear aroma. Flavor is weak, watery apple cider minus the cider bite. Watery mouthfeel. I wanted beer, not watered-down apple juice.