SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As with many of wagners beers this one was more assertively hoppy than I was expecting. Unfortunately it didn’t quite fit with this lager as the grassy hop flavor overwhelmed the delicate sweet malty side of this offering.
MarkBarnes (375) - Waterville, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Feb. 2, 2006; 12 oz. bottle.
Pretty good for the style which, admittedly, is not my favorite -- being just *too* malty-sweet for my hop-craving palate; trying to rate accordingly. Reminiscent of the Sam Adams Octoberfest. Pleasant, candy-ish aroma and smooth, spicy mouthfeel. Have five more in the pack, and may re-rate after further review.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 9, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber color, with a relatively neutral nose with some malty notes. Beer is nicely balanced and easy to drink. It is hard to say the beer should be more expresive, as it is a clean, balanced style, but it seems that it could be more.
Odyn (265) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2008
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty aroma with a deep red/brown color Tastes full bodied with heavy malt flavor and some light hoppiness. A little too heavy/ rich for summer days.
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.
QXSTER199 (9) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2001 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seemed true to style. Big malt balanced by noble hops. Didn’t expect much from a brewery in a winery, but the beers were exceptional.
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..