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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
An amber colored Vienna-style lager with a distinctive Munich malt character and full body.Noble European hops offset the sweet malty character of this beer, giving a complex flavor and superb drinkability

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5356) - Newark, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
On tap. This Vienna pours a medium amber color. Small sized head. Aroma is caramel and sweet. A medium bodied Vienna. Malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. Nice clean malt flavors. Touch of nuttiness. Hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. Clean tasting Vienna. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iamsancho16 (99) - USA - NOV 17, 2006
The Silver Gulch Brewing Company is located in Fairbanks, Alaska and produces some very good beers that rival those of the Midnight Sun Brewing Company and the Alaskan Brewing Company. This one is no exception.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
The aroma was light fermented fruit, flowers, slight citrus, slight tea and toasted nuts. The flavor was toasted nuts, slight tea, citrus, flowers. The beer poured a golden brown color w/ orange, red, and yellow highlights; thin lasting head and lacing. The mouthfeel was creamy and light bodied w/ a wet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 1, 2005
(12 oz bottle) I donít remember where I bought this bottle -- somewhere out in the middle of nowhere in Alaska -- but itís a good one. While thereís no doubt that this amber lager is mildly sweet and caramely, Iím really liking that this beer isnít nearly as sweet and caramely as many in this category, and so the toasty maltiness is able to shine under the spotlight of center stage. Iíd say thereís even a very slight tartness to help keep the beer balanced and clean. The nose is quite toasty, and the sweetness is even less of a factor than it is in the flavor. Itís medium bodied, perfectly carbonated, and dry and clean on the palate, so this is something I could easily drink multiple bottles of without getting sick of the flavor or experiencing palate fatigue. Deep orange-amber body is also quite hazy, and itís capped by a small, light-tan head that leaves no lacing as it settles to a broken filmy layer. Very tasty, very drinkable, quite enjoyable. I just might have to bring back more when I visit Alaska again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5538) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Darkest lager Iíve ver seen (maybe that makes it a Vienna?) Sweet, a little hoppy, but a worthy brew from Americaís northernmost brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Clear amber hue. Mild aroma. Sweet toffe-ish palate, mild biscuity malt, nutty. Fairly moderate amber lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6286) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2005
On draft at the Pumphouse in Fairbanks AK (donít go to this restaurant by the way). Reddish amber with a thin head and very light caramel beer not unlike a light bodied Vienna. Kinda boring but well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Okra23 (28) - Flowood, Mississippi, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Nice overall beer. Good color and good aroma. Not a huge lager fan, but this one was on that I could drink reguarly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3495) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Clear copper body with a large, fluffy head. Light malty aroma. Full, malty body is toast and a little caramel. Low bitterness. Slightly creamy body. Excellent lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - JUN 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2005 Pours with a dark copper, amber color and a decent head. Taste is very fresh and malty, though with fair bitterness not sweet. Itís one of those lagers that ale drinkers like.

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