beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Dark orange with a thin off white head. Scent is malty. Taste is malty and some nuts.
Elwood (3071) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: Nice copper color with a small white head.
Aroma: Malty nose with hints of cardboard. Not very inspiring.
Flavor: Malt, alcohol, notes of grain, cardboard and a strong acridic bitterness. Sounds great, donít it!
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium-long, acridic finish.
Overall: I am getting less and less impressed with this brewery by the beer. Skip this one too.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12 oz bottles: Obtained in trades with jasonp and suttree, thanks Jason and Phil!) Pouring the first bottle of this beer, this is one of the darkest amber lagers I can remember; deep ruddy amber color, bordering on light brown, and itís quite hazy as well. The light-tan head pours to half an inch in height, and gradually subsides to a filmy layer, leaving no lace. But the second bottle? Itís a few shades lighter in color, more like an orange-amber. Thatís a pretty wide variation in the batches in my opinion, but Iím not a brewer, so maybe itís quite common. Another difference is the amount of carbonation bubbles, with very few rising in the first glass, but a veritable army of bubbles rising in the second glass, which aids the retention of the light-tan head. While the first bottle is quite flavorful, the second one seems thinner in flavor and body, so from here on out, my comments will apply to the first bottle, the more flavorful one. Itís moderately sweet, but seemingly less sweet than many of the other Viennas Iíve sampled, and the toasty flavor is readily apparent. A bit of earthiness comes out as the beer warms up, and caramely maltiness is a pretty important component of the flavor as well, but itís not overwhelming either, so this beer isnít tiring out my palate at all. Despite appearing like itís lightly carbonated, the mouthfeel is actually carbonated quite nicely. Body is light-medium, so a bit thin for the style to me. The aroma is only lightly sweet, a bit toasty, perhaps a touch earthy, and somewhat "lagerish." Overall, this is an okay beer, just about an average beer to me.
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice light malty flavor with a quick finish.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím surprised I enjoyed this as much as I did, given how bitter it is. This beer has a fairly sweet caramel malt, and an uncomplicated flavor profile with a touch of medicinal hops thatís oddly enjoyable. I so rarely have Viennas, but they DO indeed have a distinct flavor. Though I canít put it into words, that flavor is certainly present in this Weeping Radish brew. Very nice.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer departs the 12-ounce brown bottle a deep amber color with a portly frothy light tan head and the residual lace a covering sheet upon the glass. Nose is crisp sweet malt, fresh and pleasing to the senses, start is slightly sweet with the grain profile adequate, top is light to medium in feel. Finish is briskly acidic with the hops delightfully spicy and the aftertaste dry, a fine drinking beer.
OldGrowth (2649) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint @ Manteo location. Good aroma, sweet, yeasty, toffee, lite cherry. Clean orangy brown color, good head that slowly faded to nothing. Sweet flavor, kind of roasty, but like aroma, though it was a notch down from the aroma. Lite body, thin creamy mouthfeel, clean sweet finish. Good, but nothing to excite. Very traditional Vienna.
PhillyBeer2112 (2523) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2001
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Definitely not a festbier. It looked
like one, but it was quite bitter and had
not malty side, no toffee toastiness either.
I had this side by side with their helles
and the difference is negligable - both are
dominated by bitterness with no hop flavor
and lacking malt body.
TAR (2468) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2001
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is not a very good lager...at all. Seemed way too dry and flavorless.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, crystalline ruby with thin, off-white head. The aroma is very caramely and malty. So is the flavor. In fact, I was recently making some homebrew and boiled over the wort (messy), and when it hit the stove burner, it put off an aroma almost identical to that of this beer.