estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber body, minimal head, sweet malty nose. Caramel, molasses, sweet malts, not much in the hop department.
Sregnar35 (991) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mahars. Poured brown with a small head. Aroma was weak, but pleasantly sweet. Flavor very full sweetness, very tasty brew.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Spicy malt aroma. Dark reddish-amber body, large off-white head. Flavor is woody, slightly sweet, plenty of character.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transparent caramel color. Creamy off white edge head. Slow rising tiny bubbled carbonation. Solid Vienna malt aroma, clean water and spicy hops. Toasty and mellow with a smooth feel to it. Gentle malt sweetness. Clean, quenching light body. Long Vienna malt aftertaste and a building German hop balance. Very fresh tasting. Finishes richer with a more noticeable caramel topping. Tasty.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a dark amber color. The aroma was lightly toasted caramel. The flavor was smooth, somewhat nutty, malty with a light hop character mixed in. Overall, smooth and tasty!
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.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange-red with small white head. Aroma malty. Medium light body. Off-dry with some caramel malt sweetness. Finishes off-dry as well. Ok.
ChazyRPh (583) - 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
McGarnigle (570) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2012 Bottle. I drank this with a meal (grilled pork chops) and thought it was spot on A nice hefty Vienna-style lager. Some malty sweetness, not much hop flavor. Possibly my favorite from this brewery/winery.
arventresca (566) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour dark amber. Good taste. Full bodied and what an amber lager should be. Very enjoyable.