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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our take on the classic European amber lager. It has bright reddish highlights and a pronounced bready malt aroma reminiscent of its Austrian counterparts. The flavor plays slightly toward caramel and toasted lager malt but remains balanced and drinkable with a clean finish perfect for a summer session.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9922) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 8/10/15. From a trade with IslandHaole. Thanks Dan!
Slightly cloudy amber color with a small white head. Caramel, fudge, bready malt and mild hoppy dryness in the aroma. The flavor is dry hops, mild bitterness, bready malt and some dark sugary sweetness. Decent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2015
12oz bottle, from my local kroger, split with jstax. Bottled 7/01/15. Clear amber red color. Thin off-white head. Loose bits of lace. Up front, I get corn, vegetable, DMS. Some toasty malt, bit of caramel, and bigger spicier pepperiness. moderate sweet, light bitter taste. Medium body. Kind of crisp, mild soft lighter to moderate carbonation, mild slick finish. I have a lot of respect for sierra nevada, and really high hopes for this one, but it was pretty sweet, plain and disappointing over all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9411) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Clean and crisp as advertised. Good malt bite to it, with a hint of Carmel and bread. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2011
Pale golden pour with a tight creamy white head. The nose is fairly lean with a lightly toasted nose. Bright, fresh maltiness with a distinctly minerally/herbal hoppiness toward the finish. Really bright, fresh and clean. Easily quaffable quality. Easy to drink, well-balanced and quite tasty. There is a kiss of noble hoppiness on the finish that just comes across as a bit of light spiciness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, bread, some dough, some spicy notes, some nice grassy notes, touch of red fruit. Taste is a mix of grass, spice, yeast, bread, some doughy notes into some toast, slight red fruits, finishing slightly sweet, slightly dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9016) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
From bottle. Clear copper with a short head.
Red apple fruitiness in the nose with maybe some metal notes; simple malt, little aroma hops, but clean. Medium-light body, a little syrupy across the middle, growing bitterness late. Nice flavor balance, but it’s nothing to demand your attention.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Draft. Amber beer with a low whitish head. Low spicey aroma. Light caramel and spicey flavor. Medium bodied. Lingering spice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4oz pour at the Max’s Taphouse Beer Camp event. Pours a clear orange with some cloudy, white head. Nose has a real distinct grainy character, nutty like peanut skins, plenty of yeasty dough, a bit of buttered toast. Flavor is spot on, yeasty bread, flicks of orange, some biscuit. Clean finish. So true to style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7054) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2014
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.


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