ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like iced tea, minimal head. I smell hints of coffee, malty and sweet. Tastes malty and sweet too. Kinda like a werthers original candy to me...decent but a bit too sweet
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty and sweet aroma on an amber colored beer with a cream colored head. Nice balance of malt and hops, some spice. Pretty good.
crazyvin (1839) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The huge head was a big disappointment, it clouded its aroma wgich seemed malty and sweet. Had a nice cloudy amber color too it. The taste was a spicy mix of malt and hops.
psark (54) - Binghamton, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An earthy, spicy and assertive hop flavor was decently balanced with subtle malt character. The best Wagner has to offer.
Brownlabel (4) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2003 does not count
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Excessively carbonated-tasted like some weird soda pop. Bottle says it's a Vienna style lager but I've never tasted anything like this one. Whoever awarded Wagner Valley an award for this beer obviously didn't get a bottle from my 6-pack. It was fresh - much too fresh and very raw to the palate with a sugary caramel aftertaste. Too bad - I've enjoyed some of their other products but I won't buy this one again..
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy copper with wonderfully fluffy head; tiny constantly moving bubbles give this a very creamy palate. Malts are burnt/sweet caramel, especially in the middle. Nice mildly warm hops.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 5, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma was not the most appealing to me. Sweet malt with not the freshest vegetables. Dark tea look, minimal head. Ok for now nothing special. Now taste ... A bit dusty in feel with some soft bitterness. Again nothing spectacular.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, after the pilsner I wasn’t expecting this.Vienna style lager reminscant of Sam Adams in some way,although I wouldn’t call it a knock like so many others.A good example of what has become a boring style to me.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, light amber color with particles throughout. Thin head and lace. Nose of vienna malt, caramel, minerals, spicy hops and others. Light to medium bodied, lots of carb bite, takes away from smoothness a bit. Vienna malts are in full affect, toast and caramelized. The tettnags really make their mark and seem a little mightier then the hallertau’s in this particular brew. Mineral notes are strong throughout, I think its what Venom described as clean water. Flavors linger long after finish. A fresh and damn tasty brew that would benifit from less carbonation IMHO.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the ONE beer that this brewery does right, and boy have they gotten it right! It’s remarkably subtle in its combination of Hallertau/Tettnang with the delicious Vienna malts. No wonder they won an award. Fairly sweet with buttery malts, it’s as smooth as a baby’s bottom. Their other beers sure do suck though. This one-hit-wonder brewery has the one-hit thing in common with A Flock Of Seagulls, who I will be seeing in concert in two weeks.