heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper in color. Light, but attractive hop aroma. Medium to full bodied--attractive on the tongue. Flavor is caramelly sweet, but nicely balanced. Well done.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy butterscotch color, phlegmatic head. some residual head clung to the side of my glass like tiny barnacles. this was my hometown brew for years, and from the tap i considered it edgy and brash. now, far from the shadows of the tetons, i finally rate a bottle. the distance has mellowed it a bit--tho perhaps too much ’cause there’s also a note of very slight sourness. otherwise: spicy applesauce woody, wheat bread, autumn grasses and drying flowers. easy smooth palate, adequate bitter finish. not as sweet as a great lakes elliot ness. almost a "grand" beer--and that’s not a term we use lightly in the environs of the grand teton.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, unfiltered. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, toasted bread), moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with notes of peach, mango chutney, and tangerine. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. This bottle’s back on target, and has always been one of Snake River’s best bottled beers by far. A very fruity example indeed. The brilliance of this beer just might depend on its age, though, it’s hard to say...all these fruity aromas might only come out after shelf time (they’re unfiltered, and thus may still be creating fermentation effects).
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden-caramel color, hint of some spice (cinnamon-nutmeg?) in the nose. Slight lacing, very smooth. A little bit of malty sweetness going on at the finish. Nice session beer.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is fruity, color is cloudy amber. Thin pour which produces little head. Citrus flavor with a spicy aftertaste. I don’t understand all of the bad ratings that this beer got. I thought it was a fine Vienna.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keeping in mind that it was preternaturally hot and dry when I was sampling this, the huge maltiness of this brew turned me off after a bit. It is powerful, rich, toasty stuff, and I’d possibly love the hell out of it in November, but it actually got cloying on me out on the June prairie.
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2002
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Way overcarbonated. Really couldn’t taste the beer because I poured a full glass and 95% of it was head. Probably just a bad bottle.
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - APR 6, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Um....I thought Vienna lager was supposed to be crystal clear...and amber colored. This beer was cloudy...with chunks o’ hops. And a touch too light in color imho. I might have gotten a fucked up bottle or something...the head went like crazy. Almost a gusher. Not clean enough for the style. Not enough pronounced malt flavor. just a ’so so’ beer imho.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bright copper, fairly light, with a hint of malt accent.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2003 thick and spicy - bright flavors. good example of Vienna. i was impressed.