Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden brown with white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of pumpkin. The flavor is sweet and malty. The palate isnít as "sticky" as its Oktoberfest cousin.
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best Before October 2005 bottle from Liquor Mart. Consumed on 11/30/05.
Rusty copper colored beer, lightly hazy with just a trace of yeast settling out on the bottom. Some brighter strawberry red hues and an off-white head with fair retention and lacing, eventually receding to cover. In the nose is a lightly sour note, perhaps munich grains, and a hint of dry fruits (unripened berries, unripened nectarines). Dry, husky malts on the end. Smells just a touch metallic at first, but this passes. The flavor has plenty of medium-dry caramel, soily, lightly bitter hops and dry breadiness lingering. Moderately crisp yeast on the finish as well. Carbonation is moderate, pretty average for the style, while it has a lightly watery texture, though itís not thin by any means. Surprised to find this is 6% abv, as it masks that very well and comes off as a very low gravity, albeit well-malted, session lager. Very even maltiness, not the most complex, but does provide bread, fruits, biscuits and light hops.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
i just dont like lagers hmm. It seemed to have some nice sweet malty notes but also a very bland yeasty note too. Minimal hops. Color was just a plain amber head was white with some retenion, a nice mouthfeel. eh
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Respectable Vienna-style lager. Some malt sweetness but in a restrained way, making this very repeatable. Moderate hop bite which I liked. A surprisingly nice lager.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Does have a caramel-ish aroma to it. Fairly strong aroma too. Orange/tea colored with a finger thick head. Caramel comes through a again with some hay/grass notes and a lot of marzen characteristics. Strong malt profile. A little sptritzy int he finish despite the mellow maltiness.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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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DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
kyzr (1390) - Montana, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber in color, small head. Very creamy texture with hints of toasted malt mixed with a little dried apricot. Nice clean finish.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.