beer_rookie (383) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful orange or light bronze, or amber. About one finger tan head. Well carbonated.
Aroma is very malty, lightly toasted. A little nutty. A little caramel and toffee. Subtle, yet complex.
Taste is very malty. Did I mention it was malty? Sweet, but almost cloying, not quite. Enough hops to keep it from being too sweet. Toasted malts shine here. A little nutty, a little caramel. Reminds me a lot of a marzen, but maybe a tad sweeter.
Mouthfeel is light to medium. Dry, super clean finish. Super drinkable. Maybe a tad bitter right at the very end.
Overall, this is great. Much better than I expected. This is a winner. Do try this one!!!
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Sierra Nevada. Pours a bright, clear, effervescent golden-orange color; significant, creamy, fine-bubbled white head with great retention and lacing; beautiful pour with lacing that coats the glass. Softly grainy, Grape-Nuts-like malt presence in the nose: clearly expressed and fresh; light mineral hop character present as well; very engaging and crisp. Medium to medium-light body; lively carbonation; lightly creamy and certainly crisp; the mouthfeel and body on this is great: crisp, dry, lightly bitter; light acidity; again, that fresh Grape Nuts / toasted malt core here is key, beautifully presented; I could drink this endlessly; very sessionable. Medium finish: toasty malt, light sugar, minerals, and even a mild huskiness; nicely dry.
Velkyal (320) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a lovely shade of dark amber, with flecks of red glinting in the background, topped with firm white head. The aroma was grass, mild herbs and some lemon in the mix. Taste was toasty with a firm caramel sweetness all balanced with an unobtrusive hop bite, medium bodied and far too easy to drink (4 mouthfuls did the trick!).
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, 2014 FallPack mixed 12pk. Pours deep amber/copper color. Thin white ring. Aroma of lightly toasted grains, lagered scent, dominate earthy honey notes. Toasted flavor. Dry finish. Medium bodied. Finishes with a flavor of toasted malts & wooded grains. Very clean. (4155)
beertholomeus (1694) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber golden color with a white head. Malt, caramel, toffee, bread and toast aroma and flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Bread and caramel finish.
obguthr (5591) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tea, honey, pecan, dried leaves nose. Clear orange, medium head. Honey and pecan, honeycomb cereal finish. Mildly sweet, far from cloying. Light body, easy carbonation. Very enjoyable.
puzzl (3259) - 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.
Bulk_Carrier (3637) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a pilsener.
The appearance was a nice golden bronzed slightly amber color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation was seen rising at a nice pace. A one finger white foamy head appears and dissipates within about a minute.
The smell had a nice roasted nuttiness about it with a smooth caramel and toffee upon it.
The taste was mainly sweet with a rolling nuttiness opening up on my taste buds. Lingering nutty to caramel aftertaste leading into a dry nutty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a light sessionability about it. The carbonation seems good for the style and for me.
Overall, mmmm....good Vienna Lager I’d have again and personally I think this would go great with pepperoni pizza.
wlajwl (5688) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is caramel, light fruit and malts. The flavor is fruit, caramel, light citrus and a mildly bitter/tart finish. Very easy to drink, among the best in the style.
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-from the Sierra nevada Fall Pack september 2014
Pours bright light amber hue with a nice eggshell white head and sparse lacing. nice looking brew. Nose is mostly lite spicy hops, caramel, toasted grains, bread/biscut notes. Flavors are toasted malt grains (pale, caramel, pils), lite spicy hops and some nice lite woody notes. A very solid offering from this pack. I am not a huge amber lager fan but this fits the bill perfect! crisp, lite and refreshing with alot of lager character. Excellent!