omhper (21286) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-amber. Malty, soft & balanced. Well made, but not the most complex of festbiers.
argo0 (12122) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2002
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is strongly caramel. Flavor is watery caramel, with some German-style bitterness carrying through to the swallow. Decidedly bland.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Total Beverage, DC
clear qolden amber, frothy head, floral hop aroma with a touch of sweet malt, lots of bitter hop flavor and a slow bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Drake (10518) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
16.9 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse. Golden-red color with a thin head that disappears quickly. Faint fruity and grainy aroma. Tart and nutty taste with fruity notes. Possibly infected.
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, dark amber lager with a copper tint. Small, creamy, khaki-colored head with great retention.
The aroma is fruity and sweet. Maple syrup, toffee and red apple.
Very malty, rich and buttery flavor with some light notes of fuzzy fruit. Well-balanced regarding malt versus hops.
Medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Short, astringent, dry finish. Reminiscent of some of the better Scottish ales I've tasted.
hopdog (9854) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Poured a medium golden color with a small white head. Couldn’t really pick anything special out of the aroma and tastes. Vienna is another style I don’t care too much for. Lighter and watery body.
Dogbrick (9446) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of City Beverage in Winston-Salem. Pours a rather dark amber color with a medium light tan head. Fair lacing throughout the glass. Lots of malt as well as some toffee in the aroma. Kind of thin-bodied and a little on the watery side, with some malt in the flavor. However it is not as much as the nose indicates you should expect. There are also touches of caramel and hops but again not in any great amount. The finish holds some sharpness on the tongue but it isn't all that flavorful. Overall this beer was a bit of a disappointment.
shrubber85 (9019) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Light raspberry malt aroma. Dark amber color with moderate head. Light sweet malt flavor. Light body. Very light but tastes good - nice for the style.
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, some hops, and spice. Tastes caramel malty, with some hops and spice. Decent complexity.
Radek Kliber (6682) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Virginia Trip – at brewpub on tap
Aroma mild nose , gentle sweetness from malts. Touch of caramel. 6+
Appearance proper ,clear amber with medium off white top. Some lace.3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied with fuller walls. Slight nutty hop character. Gentle slight tartness behind. Mellow with lower carbonation. Sessionable Vienna.