themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another Thirsty Dog offering with a distinct caramel flavor. Not what I expected from a ’Golden Lager’, but worth a try. Only my second taste from Thirsy Dog, and will continue with a strong tradition of a recommended beer. Balto is something more than the regular and expected and, with that in mind, definately welcome.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2005 I found this beer to be sweet but yet very smooth to drink since it’s like a typical watery lager. The carbonation was lively and the aftertaste was not bad.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is golden, and cloudy. Aroma is lightly sweet chocolate, with a lager softness. Flavor is pretty much the same. Abrupt finish. Not very refreshing though. A decent, run of the mill lager.
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
nice golden lager. caramel flavor with some a malty aroma. pretty good overall beer despite the poor rating
Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle with a decent sized tan colored head. Medium sized body, with a hoppy bitter aftertaste. Surprised this was a Vienna. Thought it was a hoppy lager. Not bad, nothing special though.
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 6, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is a great beer most won’t get to try this but if you ever see it buy it it is a slighly sweet caramel lager that that has a smooth taste and very pleasant aroma
KiDAcE (35) - Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one left me with a good impression however it was a bit in limbo and here’s why. The aroma was that of sweet caramel. The flavor though wasn’t what I was expecting since I had OLH first. Like OLH and it’s strong chocolate flavor this one lacked the strong caramel flavor. It is there you just have to find it. Still it’s one I could get more of.
bridgetek (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2007 does not count
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice color. Carmel flavor with light hops. Very weak finish; woulod probably avoid in the future.