Bartzilla (572) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 7, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
What can I say? In a moment of thirst and weakness I drank not one, but TWO of these at Julie’s condo before I got to work on preparing a marinated pork tenderloin in the Showtime Rotisserie grill by the mad genius, Ron Popiel. Crisp, light and something that would lead to one monster of a hangover if I stuck to it all night. Tasty, just not my cup of melted butter.
Hangover (1092) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour with a somewhat large white head. Nutty and malty aroma with a bit of yeast. Heavily carbonated. Light taste with some caramel and more malt. Finish is slightly bitter with grassy hops. About what I expected.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin coating of wispy white head. Sweet authentic toasty Vienna malty aroma has some German lager yeast character. Starts with a mild light caramel sweetness along with some slightly earthy noble hops and a drier crisp finish. Fairly true to style, but rather boring.
Nephilium (1512) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy amber, with a small off-white head. Starts with a slightly sweet taste, just a hint of bitterness in the finish. Not a bad beer, maybe something to keep if you can’t find something better.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice clear amber pour with a slightly yellow head. Nice sweet malty aroma. thin to medium body beer. With very low hops the sweet malty aroma comes across with caramel character. This malt is mild and pleasant. The finish is slower and bitter with a slight buttery flavor. Way too carbonated. An OK Vienna.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma was nutty and malty with a caramel aspect which was quite prominent. Vienna and Munich malts stood out and seemed a bit stronger than found in most Vienna Lagers. A very light haze was in the amber beer with a fleeting head. The flavor was malty and nutty with a Munich/Vienna malt toasty character. The flavor was just edging toward sweet, but was not cloying. The body was medium and the carbonation level was just below moderate. An ok Vienna, but with just a bit too much malt character.
12 ounce bottle (92 cents).
JK (5024) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biersch has made a surprisingly good Vienna and it is great they sell these beers so cheap. Viennas as not complex beers, nor do I expect them to be. The alcohol is maybe a little higher than typical. This beer is straightforward, simple malt. But it is well done. A session beer and slightly dry.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden bronzish orange with a small white head. Nice soft and sweet nose, with a nice earthy nose. Great easy drinking lager with a good balance.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Irishboy. Pours a clear amber with a bit of white head. Some notes of caramelly malts and a bit funky earthiness.For sure not my fav style.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wasn’t expecting a whole lot but I was very pleasantly surprised--this is a startlingly good beer for the money. From a 12-oz. bottle, this pours a crystal clear orangey-amber with minimal head. No lacing. Decent grainy malt presence in the aroma. Initial taste is nutty caramel with a hint of vanilla, followed quickly by a nice finish of hops. Surprisingly well-balanced and the finish is very clean.