rajendra82 (1031) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received as a trade extra from BA Psycohops, the 12 oz long neck bottle was conservatively adorned with a simple but elegant front label, and a very informational back label. The beer itself was clear and effervescent deep gold (rather than copper as indicated on the packaging), and the head was one finger thick. The aroma was clean and malty with some spice also present. The taste indicated spicy floral hops and double concoction sweet and toasty German malts. Although malty, the start and end was each sip felt quite dry. Very smooth and softly textured mouthfeel. Simple of construction, but more complex in character than first suggested. No ABV listed, but I suspect this was a bit heavier than a typical Vienna Lager.
mike5203 (38) - Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, and draft. I Ilke it, I think this can give Yuengling Lager a run for its money. It is a very easy to drink beer with a great balance. It has a beautiful mahogany color with a off white head. Very smooth going down with more flavor than Yuengling. This is a great every day brew.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this at brew at the Zoo this year. Mahogany color with nice sized head. The taste was malty with some strange bitterness. Light roasted notes.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz Bottle, consumed 8/1/07. Pours a lighter shade of copper with some nice artificially induced bubble. Aroma is strikingly similar to Yuengling Lager without the over the top creamed corn. Flavor again reminds me of Yuengling, just a little bit cleaner. Market this as an American Lager and it gets much better reviews from me, but if I gotta hear sales speak about how great of a Vienna it’s supposed to be, I’m rating it as such. And a Vienna it ain’t.
LinusStick (3186) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got one as a free sample at the Beer Store in Moon. Not bad. I am not a fan of viennas but this is one of the better ones. Aroma of musty malt. Pour was a nice dark gold with a 1 finger white head. Taste was sweet with a wet finish....thick and malty with just an ever so slight hop presence in the aftertaste. Not bad but I wouldn’t have bought it.
cheap (5153) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 12 oz bottle with a twist off cap. Aroma is clean, sweet and quality. It’s the smell of a good high alky brew such as a stronger ale. Look is dark ginger ale. Good malt and alkylike bite. I noticed no alky % is listed but I would say easily above 5. Noway a pale lager, way too much personality, even more than most pilsners. Wow, nice story on the label. This beer is going to get some followers. Has more qualities of an ale than a lager. I am a lager lover but this has a little too much for my palate. Not as good as Point Classic or Dos Equis but certainly better than Great Lakes Eliot Ness and Schell Firebrick. Finsih is malty and coarse for a lager, needs more manners.
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light mahogany color with an off white head. Flavor is of roasted and dark malts with a some hops. It is light to medium bodied with a nice crisp taste. This is a good lager.
Nejhleader (1425) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
i thought this was another surprisingly good beer from lion. Very clean and crisp taste. has a nice not overly sweet malt taste with a good blend of hops to balance it. very nice.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good example of an all-malt lager. Very similar to Yuengling and I hope that Stegmaier adds this to their year round lineup.