notalush (4853) - 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.
Pailhead (4812) - Brownstown, 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.
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very big lasting light brown head on dark amber. Lots of tiny bubbles of carbonation. Very light aroma. Caramel malt notes. Sweet thick toasty caramel flavour with peppery finish. Perhaps a tad sweet but very nice.
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, 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.
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, 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.
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Not bad. Not quite as strong a malt presence as a dopplebock, but heading down that line.
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Filtered brown-orange color. Thin, but respectable head. Sweet medium-dark malt aroma, a touch of seawater. Smooth and sessionable, medium bodied. There is some faint, dry, sandy hop bitterness that helps to balance out the deep, sweet malt tones. Pretty well done, though certainly not world class. Lacks some depth, certainly.
ChainGangGuy (4374) - 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.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 7, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured hazed light amber color with a creamy beige head. Malty aroma with a light tartness. Tart dry malty flavor. Light to medium body.
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a smooth off-white head with fair lacing, semi-transparent, fast rising carbonation, and an orange brown hue. Malty and sweet aroma. Lightly bitter, malt and some caramel in the taste. Tingly and somewhat bitter mouthfeel. Medium bodied beer. Just so-so.