mcdalough (21) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: Yeasty , doughy, musty profile with very slight hops on the nose.
Appearance: Pleasant deep copper color. Very little head retention.
Taste: Moderate malty character with doughy yeast on the front pallate with slightly overly roasted notes for my tastes. Mid palate brings a bit of hops and the beer finishes with an unpleasant bitter astringency. Tastes a bit thin and mildly skunky.
Overall: A slightly unbalanced and murky beer for a lager, even a Vienna lager. Would rate higher without the stainless steel aftertaste.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is somewhat sweet with caramel up front, brown bread, and a touch of grassy, earthy hops. Pours golden amber, thin head, no lace. 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.
Block (1190) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth and light, had this one out at the pool in Florida. Light on the flavor with just enough to hide the alcohol. Citrus and fruit notes with a mild malt sweetness.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a light copper color with a bit of an off white head that has a bit of staying power but then does not leave behind too much lacing. Served into a pilsner glass. The nose is light with some bread and a bit of caramel malt. Not too much involved. Maybe a bit of yeasty dough. Light to medium mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Average drinkability--nothing wrong with it but nothing good about it either.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-23-2010
tennisjoel (1151) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear red brown color with a thin but lasting off white head. Aromas of caramel, biscuit, and honey. Very true to style. I love the finish on this beer. This is a well made vienna. Reminds me a bit of Boulevard Bob’s. Excellent beer!
Frank (2304) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is a bit strong for a Vienna but a decent beer none the less. It’s a decent copper color, slightly cloudy w/ a small white head. Grainy, slightly sweet caramel malts in the nose. A bit too sweet but decently balanced by bitterenss. No real Vienna malt character, which is real disapointing. A bit sticky but still kind of watery w/ fizzy carbonation. I dunno, if this really serves a purpose beer wise. It’s cheap but has no real character.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.00 at Trader Joe’s in Roswell, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, deep amber-orange body with an inch of ivory-toned foam.
Smell: Sweet-scented, moderately fruity nose, smelling of honey, light caramel, and leafy hops overlaying delicately toasted, grainy baked goods.
Taste: Sweet, sugar-toned maltiness of caramel and honey-brushed coarse bread and biscuits. Slight baked apple fruitiness. A late-arriving hint of grainy Pils malt. Spicy, minimally earthy hops with a little bit of balancing bitterness. The grainy Pils malt grows a smidge bolder as this warms. Finishes drying, crispish
Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied. Medium carbonation. Very slight stickiness to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A dollar won’t get you much these days, but what it will get you is a decent, sweet, cost-effective brew for these tough, bitter times.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Trader Joe’s. Pours a crystal clear, amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, foamy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is malty sweet with some caramels and toasty bread. A touch of clean yeast with a light floral fruit and earthy hop. Flavor is pretty solid. Caramel with a light sweetness, toasty bread, floral fruits, a light grain, and a nice grassy hopping that dries this with a light bitterness and a touch of malty sweetness. Medium length aftertaste following a very smooth, light-medium, clean body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty nice Vienna. Solid flavor, very easy drinking, and well balanced. A nice surprise.
can8ianben (1285) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one a long while back. Interesting darker lager with a brownish tinge and frothy head. Much more complex than a normal lager.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Gold pour with nearly no head. Aroma and taste of bread, malt, and crap. I really don’t like this.