Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Whisky malt red beer.
Note: New recipe from 2008, gravity went down from 16į to 12į, alcohol from 7.3% to 5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - MAR 18, 2010
Birra piuttosto dolce, aroma dominato dai malti, poca sensazione di torbato, non molto diversa da una bock un poí robusta (ma non robusta in alcool: troppo leggera per la sua dolcezza. Not sure the new recipe was a good idea).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1724) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Bottle. Not much "smoke" flavor. Not much whiskey either. Clear gold, amber color. Nice head.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lunkie (1826) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2010
Smoky malt aroma. Clear red brown colour with good head and lacing. Malt hop flavour. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear, light amber beer with a weak offwhite head. The aroma is malt, sweetness and toffee. The flavor follows the nose closely. The palate is thin. Overall this beer is below average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber body with a white head. Grainy bread y malt body some cracker malts and some light woody tones. Bread crust, toast, with a light metallic tone. Not much of a smoke if you ask me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle @ Odense Tasting. From Flensburg. Pours clear golden with a smalll off white head. Sweet malts, caramel, bread and a whiff of corn and grain. Medium bodied. Amazingly boring. Clean

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Davros (2810) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2010
Pours amber with a dismal head. Smells like Heineken - loads of grassy Euro hops. Too grassy, almost skunky. No smoke whatsoever, although there is a woody note, almost peaty. Same story with the taste, this could pass as a grassy, pale lager. The only interesting point is that same faint woody hint. Very watery, too much carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GregClow (3214) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2010
Bottle at The Monkís Table. Here is what I wrote about the original 7.3% version a few years ago: "Label says "red ale", but itís more of a bright gold with a reddish tinge and a good sized white head. Aroma is quite sweet and malty, perhaps a hint of smoke, but it could be that Iím imagining it because Iím expecting it to be there. Flavour is quite sweet, dried fruit and caramel, with whisky-like warm alcohol coming through as it warms. Iím back and forth on this one - itís OK for what it is, but itís not something I would want to drink very often." Aside from the bit about "whisky-like warm alcohol coming through as it warms", my notes and thoughts for this new version are very similar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2010
Bottle. The aroma is quite malty, light sour and a strong smell if bread. The head is small, fizzy and white, fast disappearing. The body is dark orange. The taste is first quite malty, but it is not long lasting. The body is medium strong, creamy and with a soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours golden orange, almost bronze, with a short white head that doesnít last long. Aroma is very light and only has the faintest suggestion of smokiness as well as hints of biscuity malt, caramel and nuts. Flavour has a slightly stronger whisky presence but it is still pretty mild and other notes of malt, wood and caramel. Light body, thin mouthfeel and a short bitter finish. This is a pretty ordinary beer, drinkable but not particularly memorable.

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