woodychevy (439) - - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pretty decent -for a lager. Not so much for SN. Pours a beautiful copper color with a generous white head that disippates quickly. Flavours tend towards bready and caramel upfront with the distinct super clean finish of a lager. Somewhat dry at the end. Bit strange floral and grassy notes. Resiny pine in there too. Fairly light bodied. My guess is too hoppy for the style.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - DEC 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker glass.
Clear light amber color with a medium off white head.
Clean soft malt, faint floral hops, light caramel notes.
Crisp malt, some caramel, low bitterness, faint biscuit flavors.
Light-med body, balanced and pleasant.
Sammy (8947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok vienna. Drinkable but not exceptional. Reddish colour. Somewhat fair. Medium mouthfeel.
UncleKorm (897) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a deep golden hue w/ large off-white head diminishing to a lasting cap. Big sweet citrus and malt aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are straw, light toast, and grass. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation and a dry clean finish.
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Clear deep golden-copper with a white head. Aroma of malt, bread, a bit of caramel and a light spicy hops hint. Sweetish flavor with caramel, bread and a drier finish, slightly bitterish. Light to medium-bodied.
Aurelius (4379) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exactly what I would expect from a Sierra Nevada Vienna. .. Tawny, squat bottle, nice hopping, malty. Thanks to PorterPounder, enjoyed whilst the Noles snatched the Canes’ presumed victory. 60 minutes of football, MyMammy.
PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - part of a Fall Mixer - 12 oz bottle. Dark orange pour, light off-white head. Neutral aroma, some brown sugar perks it up a bit, Flavor has some light brown sugar, a bit of light vegetable ripeness, a hint of cotton candy in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from dmac. Thanks bro! Pours a clear golden orange color with a finger of foamy white head. Aroma of old oranges, caramel malt, and toasted grain. Taste of old citrus, grass, toasted grain, and lager yeast.
UrbanCaveman (77) - Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 12 oz bottle, poured into a nonic pint at approximately 45 degrees F.
A: Poured the color of clean synthetic motor oil, and when pooled into the glass, took on the color of the good, home-raised honey a friend of mine gets from his hives in northern Kentucky. Minimal head formed, and died quickly into a patchy cap and thick ring. Bubbles stream from the bottom of the glass like they’re white girls heading for a Starbucks that just announced Pumpkin Spice Lattes at 50% off.
S: Lightly cinnamon-sugared toast with some caramel-covered toffees on the plate.
T: The flavors open with a lightly roasted caramel toffee toast, as promised by the aroma. This is quickly subsumed by a piney-earthy hop flood with hints of citrus underlying it, which plows into the forefront with all the grace and subtlety of a tanker truck loaded with nitroglycerine slamming into three school buses full of screaming children and a gunpowder factory. That hop barrage takes over completely through the middle, and lingers long after the finish, which is a severe disappointment to this malthead.
M: Very light, but saved from feeling watery by the lively carbonation.
O: I wanted to like this beer. I really did. I love Vienna lagers, to the point that the GLBC Eliot Ness is one of my favorite beers of all time. But when you take a Vienna lager and do your utmost to transform it into an Americanized hop monster version, you lose me completely. I am now sad I picked up two bottles of this in a mix your own six pack.
Dacrza (544) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DATE TASTED: October 12, 2014... GLASSWARE: Weihenstaphaner pokal... OCCASION: Happy sixth birthday, Michael... APPEARANCE: handsome dark amber body; reasonably effervescent; thick, rich three-finger off-white head that settles into articulate Cyrillic arcs and arches ... AROMA: slightly smoky; superior caramel malts; some pepper and peppercorn; some oats and dough late--a burnt toffee ending... PALATE: medium-bodied, slightly creamy; slightly crunchy, with clean finish....TASTE:sweet, tempered toffee malts meld with spirited hops--bright and slightly floral--to develop a symbiotic sip... OVERALL: a crisp, malty/hoppy lager that delivers a sweet toffee reward; a good appreciation of the genre....