Chudwick (2764) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
been had again by a macro not putting their own name on their own product. I bought it, they win. 12oz bottle - pours pale caramel with little white head and thin lacing. nose is grassy hay. flavor adds bitter grass. light to moderate bitterness. dry. easy to drink. not bad, not great. next time, I’ll do my research and save the $7.99 I dropped on this six-pack .
crossovert (11013) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Cloaked as a "Brand of Brewers". Gutless fucks at millercoors. Light amber pour. Its fresh yet tastes stale. There is no way this is a vienna, smells like high life with a hint of caramel. Flavor is again macro with a slight paper taste. Watery palate.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Weak head retention. Aroma of caramel, nuts, mild hops. The taste is grainy malts with a bit of caramel and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. A start of a good beer here, but not quite.
chef_brewardee (28) - Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a crystal clear amber with a thin bubbly head that dissipates very quickly. Smells like sweet corn and wet cardboard. Tastes sweet some caramel some sweet corn. Tastes watered down.. thin bubbly palate
Sledutah (6897) - Utah, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
6pack picked up in Las Vegas. Not happy that it doesn’t say anything on the label that it is brewed by Coors
Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma and flavors of mats, honey and grainy
Mild and not very good, drinkable.
LiMuBai (222) - - FEB 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A light amber color with a thin, whispy head. Lacing is minimal, if any. Alot of carbonation in this one as evidenced by the tiny bubbles. Tasted very bready, and the roasted malt is evident. There was a bit of a sour bitterness on the finish.
It’s a step above the Banquet Beer.
ronaldtheriot (1746) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Third Shift Amber Lager has an extremely thin, white head, which quickly dies away and very little lacing left behind. The appearance is amber and clear, with some streaming bubbles. Aroma is of sweet bread crust and is faint. Taste is of sweet, roasted malt, bread crust, a little bit of caramel, and a light hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is watery, and Third Shift Amber Lager finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and mild. Overall, this is a good beer, and I would think it’s worth trying at least once. RJT
Onslow (1371) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2016 I read somewhere that this was discontinued, so I grabbed a 12 pack that has been languishing on the bottom shelf of the local Walgreen’s beer dept. Maybe I’ve warmed to Vienna Brews since rating it, but I’m tweaking up the rating somewhat. Aroma is caramel with a bit of astringent hops, taste follows nose. Its a one note brew but captures the essence of the style, is enjoyable and has a bit of character without being offensive. Maybe I’ve lowered my standards...
Hoping that the space on the shelf that is now empty is filled with something a bit more interesting, though.
Original Rating: A3 A3 T4 P3 O8
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Aroma of a little straw and a little malt. Taste is sweet with a little astringency in the finish. Rather sour at the end, though sweetness lingers. Meh.
Joem1 (5) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 8, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant aroma, beautiful, amber color. The head is fairly thin and dissipates quickly, no real lace. But, the taste is very nice, after finding out it was made by Coors/Miller I was expecting a corn/rice flavor, but it’s fairly malty. Also, feels very good on the palate. All in all, pretty good beer. I’d buy it again.
jeremyh70 (1036) - Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a clear amber with half a finger of white head and little lacing. Light aroma of malt grains and some noble hops. Taste follows nose with grainy malt, light hops and a hint of caramel and slight breadlines. Lively carbonation and thin/medium mouthfeel. Unimpressive. Just a tick above a macro and wouldn't drink again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone