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
csaso (2016) - Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - big foamy head, nice clear medium copper color, good toasted and nutty malt aroma and flavor, slightly on the sweet side, mild hop balance, full bodied finish, pretty good overall
BuckyNBeer (48) - Wausau, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This came as part of a sampler pack I purchased in Rochester. Firebrick pours a golden copper hue with a thick head and a nice lacing. There is also a good amount of carbonation going on as well. The scent is mainly of malt. The taste is malty with just a tad of hop bitterness. This is a very nice Vienna lager.
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bytemesis (6307) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 28, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper, small beige head, decent residual and lacing. Aroma is a bit unappetizing, caramel, rotting grass, corn syrup. Flavor is much better, medium sweet, light bitter, corn and caramel. Medium body.
euniceradio (397) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours deep clear copper, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, raisins and roasted malts. Taste of the same. Mouthfeel is mod with heavy carb.
Ericular (937) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Northgate Andover beer tasting. This was the style that first turned me on to craft beer in general, so that might be part of it. Fresh and crisp with a bready middle and mild hop finish.
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - AUG 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light red/copper with a pillowy tan head. Moderate chunky lacing. Nose is toast, biscuit, corn, honey, butterscotch. Light to medium mouthfeel. Kinda sweet, caramelly malt,’whole grain bread, molasses, faint noble/ citrus hop in the finish. Not awful.
nealblind (1622) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red brown pour. Aroma creamy, slight butter. Tastes tobacco leather. More alt beer than Vienna. Toasty.
Cwrw42 (44) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice Vienna larger with balanced Munich malt character. Mild hop flavor. Nice change from IPA’s but nothing spectacular.
deyholla (9816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Ben! Pours a clear light amber with a grayish tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a combination of bread and biscuit with a bit of sweetness. Flavor is also bread and biscuit forward with some earthy grain underlying.
Obfuscate (447) - Minneapolis, - DEC 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2016 I’m a sucker for Vienna Lagers and session beers in general. Immensely drinkable I could drink these all night long. Nice lighter toasted malt, caramel, nice dryness on the back makes you want to drink more. This beer would go great with spicy food. I can see why this beer has won awards for the style.
Edit: bumping the rating up. Perfect beer to have while grilling Brats, burgers and eating various potato salads.