fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Philly location. Aroma quite fruity with peaches, berries, lemon yogurt. Flavor starts with these fruits and moves to a grapey, malty, toasty, caramel-y feel. Finish is at first a touch astringent, but then becomes quite sweet, too sweet in my opinion. An interesting effort at a Vienna with all the unusual fruity notes, but at the end of the day, the sweetness pulled it down for me. Looks like this was much better a couple years ago.
LilBeerDoctor (3699) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in Philadelphia. Pours a clear light brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma is quite fruity with raspberry, strawberry and light malts. Flavor is rather astringent. There is a general sweetness, apple and melon notes, but the flavors are muffled. Sweet for a vienna. Pretty decent but on the sweet/astringent side.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy malt flavor. Moderately hoppy, and purfumed with a lime scent. Sweat scented yeat flavors, barnyard, dust, cheese and mold - not attractive aromas really. Smoke flavor throughout. Solvent tinge, sour milk, and skunk. This may be by design, but not entirely enjoyable. medium orange red body with a small fully diminishing off white head. Fair lacing, and clear, flat body Lightly acidic, bitter, and sweet and sour. Finish is average. Not the best from Triumph - off, sour, and interesting, but not very delicious.
Aurelius (5004) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like water from a rusty bucket. Slightly toasty, slightly sweet aroma - all malt. Medium sweet, medium bittering. A little too bocky for my taste. Burnt toast aftertaste hangs around a little too long. Not bad, but not my style.
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a white head and amber color. Aroma is faint sweet grain. Taste is sweet grain/light malt-sweet, faint hops. Smooth, mild, nice. OK carbonation.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Princeton. Pours a perfect light amber/orangey copper with a nice sticky off white head and some great lace. Aroma is toasty, vienna malts- light caramelly and a nice earthy spicy hop balance. Fresh bready and toasted malts, light sugary sweetness, faint nuttiness and a nice crisp hop bitterness in the end. Smooth and refreshing. Great example of a hard style to brew.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 Draft at Princeton. Served a tad too cold for my tastes, but so what? I can wait. Pours orange amber. Faint aroma that is bready, grainy, and herbal. Very nice mouthfeel. Flavor of toasted malt, caramel, and biscuit nicely balanced by spicy hops. Clean lagery, toasty, and mild bitter finish. I am not an expert on the style, but this was a mighty tasty Vienna.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled on draught at the New Hope, PA location. Pours to a beautiful, bright, light amber color, with a nice white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is balanced, with some nice herbal/grassy hop aroma, paired with aromas of light toast, and nuts. Palate is firm and round on the tongue, with good toasty and dry malt flavor. This beer finishes celan, with some more good toasty malt flavor, then ends with the proper amount of herbal hop bitterness to balance. Well done example of Vienna lager, a style you don’t see too many breweries in the US do. Stylistically an accurate version, with good toast and dry malt character, and less sweet and nutty malt character that you find in a dunkle or marzen.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Man, me and Gene do it again back to back. I thought the taste was lacking something. Maybe not sweet enough. A little bland, a normal lager that was a little harsh.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6.21.05 at Princeton brewpub. I missed this every other time it’s been offered, and happened on it by accident this time around. Nice. A quality vienna, a quality lager.