nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Clear orange-amber with almost a film of bubbles. Nose of toasted nut, caramel, dry grass and lager yeast. Taste is toffee, toasted pecan, raisin, light citrus and dried grass. Light body has light-medium carbonation and is well balanced. This is a decent Vienna and a nice fooler beer from MillerCoors; their best "craft" entry to date.
djd07 (3225) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with papethin head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is caramel and wheat grass. Medium mouthfeel with sweet malt and light bitter finish. A decent vienna from Coors.
LetsGoState (578) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is a sweet amber. Taste is a little weak with just an average malt taste. Overall very drinkable, but nothing special.
Patrickctenchi (3390) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours amber, with a tall, off white head.
Scent is lightly honey, light fruit, malt.
Taste is slightly bready, a hint of herbal hops, a touch of metal.
Increasing, synthetic-feeling bitter.
geologyguy (629) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Only had 2 oz worth at world beer festival January 2013 Columbia,SC.....,served too warm.... nothing special
jmohno (1045) - Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber,clear,some lacing.
Aroma of light fruit maybe citrus,some caramel,mineral/slight metallic?
Smooth medium/full body,malt caramel sweetness,citrus with fruit orange/lime possibly? A little on the sweet side. Ok.
wxman (1386) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear deep golden with a robust white head. Musty hop aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, honey, biscuits, mild hop bitterness and a slightly off-putting metallic character reminiscent of malt liquor. Except for that, this tastes pretty decent but will have to lose points.
freekyp (1473) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 Billed as a Vienna lager, this one has the lightly toasty nose, and looks the part, pouring deep amber with a wispy white head. Hey, there’s even a bit of lacing. Unfortunately, the thin body and sloppy ending does not put this in the leagues of traditional Vienna’s. A slightly over aggressive bitterness lingers near the end of each swallow mixing with a coppery metallic (noble) twang. I also hate when these macro breweries try to mask their brand as a craft brewer. Take a hint from Michelob, they did the full flavor thing with style and proudly put their name of the bottle. Try their dunkelweizen if you don’t believe me. Third Shift should have stopped after second shift.
boozedude (1661) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle into glass... Pours clear red, Thin white head.. Aroma is malty and metallic,. Taste is malty and fruit, nothing special, will NOT do again
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: 7/11 near Grantville (San Diego, Calif.)
Price: $7.49 for a 6-pack
Misc.: Best by date on label was June 17, 2013
Poured an amber clear color with a finger of off-white head that dissipated rather quickly. Bad lacing, bad retention. Looked more like a pale ale than an amber.
Smelled more like a pilsner than an amber ale. Got wheat bread, cereal (Cheerios), hay, toast and honey.
Tasted very close to the smell. Got Cheerios, bread, grass, wheat, hay and wheat toast.
Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft (below average) carbonation. Abrupt finish.
Just not a good beer. Don’t try it if you were curious. I will not have it again (after the other five in the box).