willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brownish gold in color (bronze?) with little head, no lace. Aroma has a grassy, dirt sense to it and some sweetness. Rather thin, but crisp mouthfeel. Sweet on the tongue, earth, some mustiness and herbs. Smooth and simple. Lingering sweetness on finish.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 RERATE: This beer deserves a much higher rating than I originally gave it (3.5), I had it on tap recently, it was very good, and subsequent bottled brews are really growing on me. It's a simple brew that's very smooth, malty, caramelly, lightly hopped, and quite drinkable, AND one hellova session beer. I am more than pleased, and somewhat impressed with it. It's showing up more and more in my fridge.....
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad after a couple hours skiing at Snow King. Kind of chewy carmel malty texture.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep bronze color, light caramel color, light head and lacing. The aroma is lightly hoppy. The body is light and easy to drink, definately a lager but with some great malty tastes, caramel and very earthy. Good vienna!
SpringsLicker (3220) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little more hops than a true Vienna might want to offer, but it drinks well for me as I like a hoppy lager anyway. Nice beer.
Terminus (3316) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-pours a deep copper golden color-lots of aggressive big bubble carbonation. Off white head that dissipated quickly. super sweet malt aroma. nice palate-sweet and spicy german hops. very thick like bobs 47. a very worthy lager. thanks to Whaleman on this one
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark gold, almost amber, with a small white head of very small bubbles. Floral hop aromas accompanied by some malts. Big flavors here. Malt, almost a caramel flavor. The hops make themselves known at the finish. Not too bad at all.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like a vienna. Amber color with a moderate dark cream colored head. Bottle indicates best by end of August, I hope it was 2003. By the aroma I'm not sure. Caramel malt and cerery aroma. Flavors are slightly off. Malt and honey flavors with an acerbic undertone. Some real off flavors. I know this has come up in the forum "should you rate a dated beer?" I have been remiss in replying, let me state here - Hell Yes! Let the brewer/distributor know there is dated beer on the shelf and someone may find it, drink it and let others know it is not a good beer. Maybe it is a great beer fresh, but if the distributor and store does not care, it can reflect badly on the brewer. My $0.02. Will rerate next time I ski at Jackson Hole.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2003 A 36 oz. rating (I had 3 of these in a row). Bright copper body, moderate carbonation, and velvety white head. Aroma of malt, a hint of apples, and something briny and organic like sea salt. Caramel candy flavor but not overly sweet. A small amount of yeast sediment stewards this delicate brew. Subtle, delicious, and smoother than Sam Perkins. Terrific with a bowl of littleneck steamers.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kind of a funny taste. Not so bad after a couple of sips. You could do worse.