IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle pours a sllightly hazy light yellow amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is a typical light laget with some sweet corn and other light grains. Flavor is similar but a bit sharp and bitter. LIngering sweet honey and slightly bitter grain bitterness.
Thanks Buckeyeboy again for this one.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear pale yellow color with a thin white head. Sweet grain aroma. Light caramel aroma with a background of grain.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Frederick Brewing version. Pleasant gold, slowly fading head. Big grassy aroma, underpinnings of malt sweetness. Caramel with grassy hops. Sort of a cross between a Vienna and a Bohemian Pils. Not bad, but I would have preferred a drier profile.
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/26/2007: Balto Heroic Lager is light amber-gold in color with mild carbonation and lots of suspended fine sediment. It has s diminishing beige head that leaves no lasting crown. Toasted malt, light caramel, and a touch of hops are incorporated into the aroma. The flavor is smooth, easy caramel malt with a bit of fruitiness and a good level of hop bitterness. It is also slightly sweet anf floral like honey. The boy is medium-light and smooth on the palate, but a bit thin at times. I like this beer and could really drink a lot of it. It is quite good and well-balanced overall.
12 oz bottle (IBUs = 9, O.G. = 14.5’ P, 5.4% alc./vol.) from The Party Source. Rating #85 for this beer...
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle; pours a golden copper with a small to medium white head. Aroma of caramel and citrus, a little sweetness and honey. Flavor is caramel and toasted malt; Some citrus, with a sweet finish. Some breadiness and yeast in the flavor too. Good for the style, and nice on a warm summer day.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 05. Pours a rich gold with a sweet malt aroma. Flavor is sweet malt, with hints of caramel hiding in the background. Velvety palate. Good stuff.
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A wierd Vienna. Aroma was very weak. Could pick up some light malt but not without some serious sniffin’. Pour was incredibly light for a vienna. Light orange but with a beautiful 2 finger white head and...what is that....sediment?! In a Vienna? I’ll take it! Taste was not very Vienna-like. PIneapple, light fruit and sweet malt. A tad of a bitter aftertaste that goes away quick. Vienna? Not really IMO but pretty good.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours from the bottle a hazy iced tea color topped by a thin whitish head. strange fruity aroma is hard to nail down... there’s lemon and grapefruit for sure along with flowers and sweet grain but i can’t place the other fruit. the palate is sweet... similar to they way sweetened tea is. the flavor is tannic, lemony, grainy and grassy but finishes with a weird sourness that seems out of place. medium body, dry and crisp. prickly mouth feel from the carbonation.
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled with stegosaurus. Pours a copper color with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, corn, and some wheat. Flavor is light caramel and some toasted malts with a light bitter finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from argo0. Hazy, golden body with a small white head. The aroma is apple, bread and caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet, cider, dough, caramel and spicy herbal hops. Medium/light body is soft with moderate carbonation. Quaffable for sure.