rajendra82 (1023) - 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.
DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Medium copper with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, hops, spices, and mild funk. Tastes caramel malty, with noble hops, some toffee, and some honey notes in the finish. Not bad.
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.
Nejhleader (1411) - 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.
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.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It poured a dark amber with a good sized light tan head. I expected a strong heavy malted drink from the color. It was much lighter bodied than I expected, more like a Vienna in the title. It was crisp and refreshing, words I normally write about a good Pilsner. It was well balanced with a light malt aftertaste.
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.
DandyWolfFloyd (987) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid. The aroma was overloaded w/ malts and subtle hops. It’s appearance is a dark amber color. It’s flavor is heavy malt and sublte hops, it ends curiosly with a sweetness, possibly fruit or sugars. This rather smooth. A nice session beer.
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sometimes I worry when the bottle says "all-malt" because it implies that we would think it WASN’T all-malt. This is not just a normal crappy macro lager though, it’s a good bit darker and has a different flavor. I’m using "different’ because I’m not sure if it’s good yet, but I have 2 more in the fridge so I will find out. It will be a BOLD EXPERIMENT.
LinusStick (3136) - 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.