phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. JosephsBrau label. Gift from a neighbor. Thanks, Sid! Pours a clear tea-orange with a finger of off-white head that settles unevenly. Aroma of sweet and toasted malts, crackers, husky grains, and brown sugar. Flavor is pretty much the same. Some bitterness. Light-bodied, with crisp carbonation and a toasty, crisp mouthfeel. Not bad.
Syzzer (581) - Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a mild, simple beer. Nothing much to note. Similar to Boston Lager, it is a slight malty yet watery beer.
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s in Athens. Light toasted malt, sugary nose, also some metallicy notes. Coppery tea color. Medium roast and caramel / more sweet caramel / finish is kind of powdery and lightly sweet. Thin, a bit of body. Okay, Not to bad, not too good. A style that’s not so popular in the U.S.
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is lightly toasty, with not much hop presence. Nice clean crisp lager flavor. For the price, this was reasonably good. Not sure it competes with the better vienna style lagers, but it’s domestic and certainly drinkable.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had as JosephBrau Vienna .. . tan amber .. mild head, pretty nice lacing .. . tin molasses and horse maple hay .. . light distracting mouthfeel .. . has a mild annoying back taste to it but other than that, decent for a vienna .. . . remember, when passing a running chainsaw to your buddy- the knife rule doesn’t apply...
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden amber, thin head, no lace. Nose is somewhat sweet with light hop earthy hop up front, brown bread, and a touch of grassy,. The flavor is lightly sweet caramel up front, brown bread in the middle, a touch of toast, and lightly spicy hops in the finish. Light and easy to drink. Not bad.
nearbeer (3588) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz, JosephsBrau version. Clear copper with a lasting cream covering. Pleasant nose of earthy toffee with a touch of crisp, fresh apple and some toasted grain. Taste is similar but with a touch of chocolate and dark toast on the finish. Medium body is lightly sweet as per the style, and has medium carbonation.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an average amber with a nose of vegetable refuse, autumn leaves, and retarded honey. Flavor is malty autumn leaves with a light molasses finish. Average mouthfeel. Not bad, but one is enough.
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Light floral caramel malt aroma. Amber with large off-white head. Very sweet caramel malt and hay flavor. Not good, and from the description, I think they need to study geography a bit more.
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Strange Rauch smell off of this red/orange Vienna. Then an even stranger malty maple bacon taste. Old bottle perhaps. Usually the Gordon Biersch beers aren’t this bad tasting. All I can say is bad even for a buck.