dkoonce (906) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Yeasty, fruity almost a molasses aroma. Cloudy brown with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Has flavors of corn and molasses. Finishes a little heavy. Not what I expected, I usually like Vienna Lagers.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden-urine colored body. Grainy aroma, light malts... nothing much beyond normal mass-market swill. Far better taste, nice floral accents, some light hops and malts. Clean, sweet ending, better than mass-market swill.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2003
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
reversing the trend of thirsty dog's "bad label/good beer" policy, this one features a charming centerpiece on it's label: the photogenic husky "balto", wonder dog-- (tho why balto is letting that creepy ogre near him is not known). the appearance is as golden amber as a fresh krispie cream donut, the head popped like a built in flash bulb, and then left me alone with this artificially festive flat liquid. the aroma is very mild honey on toasted bagel, and a brisk carbonation carrys the whole flavor package to mid tongue and dumps it-- like the sudden ripping of a grocery bag, spilling an
illicit shopping list of sticky caramel buns, lipton double-sweet lemon tea, and watery cream soda. i don't like to think i'm a man who is easily cloyed, but this soft drink cloyed me with a vengance: the vague finishing bitterness only served to mimic aspartame. yuck. run balto, run!
kevd193213 (837) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma of malt and faint caramel. Nice even, surprisingly full taste of malt, caramel and grass.
raymow (775) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not as good as I expected. Too sweet (in a stale-sitting-around-too-long sort of way). Not my cup of tea, but I have 2 of their other brews sitting in the fridge and I’m hoping that they’re a bit better.
sfontain (763) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly, somewhat murky; orange with a small, white, disappearing head. Nose is pretty strong, sweet and fruity (apricot?) with malt, and caramel. Flavor is not quite as strong, but also offers notes of malts, caramel, and peach or apricot; really buttery; slightly bitter finish. Surprisingly full body and just barely sticky; I wish it had a longer aftertaste. Unusual for the style, but very tasty and very underrated at 2.81.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours pretty hazy, light golden color with a very small white head with poor retention. Aroma shows fresh barley, cracker, intensely malty. Very grainy, like barley husks. No hops to be found. Flavor is dry, malty, very low bitterness. Tastes the same as it smelled, crackers and barley. Could use a tad more hops. This is all right, not exactly what I think of when I think of Viennas though.
garrison (748) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle - This one poured a tall, white head of foam with a rich (for a lager) aroma and an an decidedly ruddy hue to the liquid (why isn’t this called a red beer?). The taste is very caramelly,
with a grain adjunct... it’s a good lager, but nothing too special.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramely & smooth. No lacing. An easy drink.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours gold with a one-finger white head. Sweet aroma with a good dose of nuts and dough. There’s a sharp caramel smell that hits me hard once every few whiffs. Flavor starts out like a fine Vienna--smooth, nutty, and malty--but soon turns harsh, with a lingering caramelly metallic taste. The aftertaste is a tad buttery and too sharp to make this as drinkable as it should be.