kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from growler at beer judging school. Slight almond aroma. Looks like the color of a Well-worn saddle. Drying palate, sweet flavor, roasted malt.
bpreo (1984) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot better than I expected, since I am not typically a fan of Vienna’s. Surprised me, I guess.
uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
New brew, not the ESB. A really good deep red lager. A brisk and bright lager with a hint of fruit and good hop bitterness that is well balanced. Smooth but a slight grape aftertaste. One of the better efforts at Upstream.
eaglefan538 (2926) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft with a red pour and a white colored head and decent lacing. Aroma of floral hops and bready grains. Flavor of bready grains, some floral and piney hops. Mouthfeel is moderately to heavily carbonated and it finishes quite dry. Rated as a red lager and nothing Vienna like. A nice full flavored but lightly drinking lager. Would put it in my fridge for an every day brew as an alternate to the regular IPA. Nice one.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Ruby red pour and thin beige head. Sweet aroma is mainly toffee and toasted bread. Hazelnut, caramel, sweet grains and dry toffee in the taste. Better than expected mouthfeel, with a rich and creamy palate. Light citrus hop finish. A pretty tasty beer.
BelgianBeerGal (3334) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Nice red-brown pour with a tan head and nice lacing. Dusty, malty aroma. Pleasant dry, roasted malt palate. Very well crafted.
bth122 (1326) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sampler. Clear. Color was a nice amber. Notes of caramel, bread, grains. Not bad.
daknole (10162) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish/light amber pour with a nice off white head. Flavors of roasted grain, some light bread, a touch of floral hopping adds a nice element to the beer. Enjoyable.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft 7/30/10). Clear amber color. Medium off white head. Light sweet malt aroma. Moderate toast/malt flavor. Short duration. Very light bitter finish. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing.
Tmoney99 (11709) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish that was moderate in duration. This is a solid beer for style.