SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. The appearance is a little light for what I imagine a Vienna lager to be, but it’s not like it’s a style that is well defined over here; more of a light amber-orange with good clarity. The head is creamy and has good retention. The aroma has a nice bready malt quality and a light touch of grassy, herbal, piney hops. The flavor has a dry, toasty, bready malt profile and a snappy, herbal hop bitterness. Clean toasted grain lasts through the finish. Much like a pils but with a deeper, toastier malt profile. Light bodied with a lingering finish of both toasty malt and hop bitterness. Good, but missing some cohesiveness that could make it great.
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. Clear gold/amber pour with a medium off-white head. Nose is sweet malt, later yeast, a bit of caramel and noble hops. Crisp later flavor with some caramelly sweetness. Dries out a bit in the finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BT. Pours a clear light amber/orange with a small white head. Aroma is light toasted malts, bready, moderately sweet malts, light caramel and toffee, and fresh herbal hops. Flavor is nicely toasted malts, but a bit thinning and not too big, light mineral and clean hop bitterness in the end. Pretty nice.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger: Light copper golden with a fading head. Doughy Munich malt aroma with a touch of sweetness- clean. The body is nice and creamy with a clean and spicy Munich malt presence. Clean, softly sweet and has a balancing spicy German hop finish. A very solid session that feels authentically German.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente’s Session Ale fest 2009, it’s a clear golden color, which is surprising for a vienna. Not much going on in the flavor.
BMan1113VR (7835) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Session Ale Fest at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours a light hue for a Vienna, with a off-white head. Aroma is biscuity and malty with a bit of vegital. Taste is grainy and bready with some grassy hops. Nothing special. Medium fizz.
JohnnyJ (4271) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Clear yellow pour, frothy white head. Sweet malt, biscuits, hint of vegatble, and light hops. Non-offensive, but not to interesting.
baraciisch (1741) - USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow orange in color... Aroma is crisp, subtle malts...Flavor is nice and crisp, reminds me of Germany... Not a huge fan of lagers, but it does a nice job accentuating the caramel flavor, and has a nice dry finish... Not bad
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Dry, floral aroma. Kind of sweaty and rich. Nice head. Dry, crisp, refreshing. Cookie and lettuce/cucumber notes. Bready malts and light euro hops. Very very nice. Super sessionable.
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught at 2006 Craft Lager Festival. Pours gold with a foamy white head and spotty lacing. Aroma is corn, potatoes, malt (grain, meal), yeast (sweat). Sour, bitter and tart hoppy yeast flavor, grainy malt finish. Light bodied and dry, fizzy palate.