opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2000
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
There’s a reason this won a gold medal at the GABF. This is a superb beer. Probably the best Vienna lager I’ve had. The caramel malts are very apparent, yet restrained. It’s got an almost grainy maltiness to it. And the appearance and nose are killer. I love this beer.
beerguy101 (5286) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber color. A medium bodied lager. Malty and somewhat hoppy. Good flavor, malty and smooth. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty and slightly bitter. Nice tasting beer.
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fire engine red with a solid airy head. Vaguest of grain aromas. Outstanding caramel-malt flavors without being overpowering. Solid amber lager. Smooth and balanced.
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a growler. This is a fantastic beer! Fruity, bready, slightest hint of sulfur, sweet pilsner malt. Very easy drinking.
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear copper-brown color with a moderate off-white head that hung around for a while and left some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of soft caramel, bready malts, some grassy hops, and a faint fruitiness. Smooth, lightly sweet entry leads into a nice malty character with hints of caramel, light toffee, and bread that dominate for the majority of the time before subsiding into a crisp, lightly bitter grassy hoppiness that lingered into the finish. Light, crisp carbonation that works well allowing the flavors to come out while keeping the beer light and drinkable. Overall, a really simple, really good beer that I thoroughly enjoyed. It certainly isn’t crazy or off the wall in any way, it’s just dang good.
EdInSaltLake (644) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bread crust, sweet, light caramel aroma and flavor; Toasty in finish/aftertaste. Subtle herbal/spicy hops and bitterness. Nice balance of malt flavors.
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on tap @ Squatter’s Brewpub in SLC. It has a copper body with thin white head. The aroma is nutty and grainy malts and not much else. The nose is a bit on the light side. The taste is rich fresh Munich grain malts with some biscuit and crystal like malts added in. It ends a bit dry with a touch of nuttiness and toffee. A mildly spicy hoppiness carries along throughout the flavor. Nice balance medley of flavors.
Sledutah (4690) - Utah, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ brewpub in SLC
Appearance: dark copper with a white head and lots of lace left in the glass.
Aroma: Banana flavors and malt
Taste: Roasted malt that is slightly grainy. The finish is clean, leaving a malt sour taste in your mouth
Overall this is a very good and clean beer.
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
medium amber. suprisingly hoppy nose with a smooth hoppy taste. this can’t be a lager. it’s more like an ipa in lager clothing.
Kinz (3293) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Squatter’s SLC. Poured a clear medium brownish red, with a slight head. Aroma was toasty malt. Flavor matched. Clean, simple, refreshing. Light bodied. Hops were present as countering bitterness, but that is all they were there for. A very nicely executed Vienna, but ultimately for no good reason, it wasn’t doing much for me either. Probably a mood thing, as this was well done, and a style I sometimes enjoy.