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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A Vienna style Lager with caramel flavor balanced by an earthy German hop aroma. "Smoooooooth!"


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Good looking pour, a bright orange body with a creamy three-fingered head. The aroma is a rich caramel with toffee and a smattering of herbal hops bitterness. Smooth to drink, the caramel dominates the flavor with the hops balancing it out in the finish. Very drinkable.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 1, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with bkelley68, thanks Brian!) Another Snake River bottle of beer with volcanic activity on the pour. It took every effort to keep the light-tan, frothy head at only two inches. However, it subsides to a quarter-inch with a few minutes, leaving large chunks of foam on the glass. Deep amber in color with a slight ruddy tint and a thick haze. It smells toasty and lightly sweet, but also fairly fruity and a bit soapy, not horrible though. And fortunately, the flavor is still pretty solid. Itís very toasty and only lightly sweet, with a mild tartness and hoppy bitterness for pleasant balance. The fruit and soap I got in the nose is barely noticeable in the flavor, and in fact, those qualities have faded considerably in the nose as well. What I will say about this Vienna is that it doesnít seem lagerish in any way to me; maybe itís that slight up-front fruitiness that is distracting me, but this beer doesnít even finish with any hints of being a lager. Itís medium bodied, slightly dry, and quite carbonated on the palate, but because itís not really a sweet beer, itís reasonably clean and easy to drink, never tiring out the palate. As I near the end of this session, the beer has still maintained a complete layer of head. Different from most Viennas Iíve had, so I donít know how "to style" it is, but itís quite flavorful and enjoyable enough.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2005
12 oz bottle pours amber with a short white head. Aroma of caramek malt, some peaches and a little bit of light hops. Flavor is of caramel malts, a touch of peat adds some earthiness. It actually finishes slightly bitter. Palate is smooth and easy drinking. Medium bodied. Not bad.. just not a very exciting style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Light amber in color, small head. Very creamy texture with hints of toasted malt mixed with a little dried apricot. Nice clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Clear copper appearance, moderate head formation. Nutty, slightly sour fruity aroma. Smooth palate, creamy, nutty, mild chocolate, mild balancing bitterness in the finish. Not my favorite style but a pretty tastey version.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Draught. Pours golden orange with a thin frothy off-white head and excellent spotty lacing. Malt (straw, corn) and yeast (dough) aromas. Bitter malt flavor with faint yeast notes. Light acidic palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5035) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2005
A good beer with a great flavor. I felt this needed more flavor and maybe more time with the hops. Lagers are tough to brew So I understand the hard work.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Pours clear lite amber with a whipped white head. Aroma is heavy cookies with a very lite grassiness. The flavor is caramelly, with cookie maltiness and some diacetyl. Body is med. Finish is fairly clean and crisp with a lite hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Deep, copper color with a creamy head of foam. Sweet, toasty maltiness with a campfire mashmallow character. Acidic crispness underpinned between layers of sweet, toasty maltiness and a dry finish. Mouthfeel is creamy and medium. Pretty much perfect for style but also a pretty boring style. If this had a lusher, more saturated flavor it would probably receive higher marks. Perfect with a slice of pizza.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Bottle: Amber color with a thin white head. Malts, light fruit, juniper aroma. Well balanced. Initially sweet with some light berry and a apricot notes a little toast as well. Finishes crisp.


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