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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A Deep orange-red in color. Medium body. Distinctive & complex maltiness, moderate hop bitterness. Smooth, clean, with a depth of malt character. ABV 5.2% IBU’s 24 SRM 11.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3288) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Not a bad beer. This has a good balance and color. Not quite the acomplishment that their "Dark Radish" but a well made beer just the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - AUG 14, 2012
On tap. Dark orange with a thin off white head. Scent is malty. Taste is malty and some nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 1, 2005
(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 it’s 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? It’s a few shades lighter in color, more like an orange-amber. That’s a pretty wide variation in the batches in my opinion, but I’m not a brewer, so maybe it’s 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. It’s moderately sweet, but seemingly less sweet than many of the other Viennas I’ve 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 it’s not overwhelming either, so this beer isn’t tiring out my palate at all. Despite appearing like it’s 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice light malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (3002) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2005
I’m 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 that’s oddly enjoyable. I so rarely have Viennas, but they DO indeed have a distinct flavor. Though I can’t put it into words, that flavor is certainly present in this Weeping Radish brew. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2678) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2001
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
9/4/2012. Sampled at the brewery. Light amber color with a white head. Caramel, malt and light fruity aromas. Caramel flavors with malt, but watery. Goes OK with the German sausages.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italianjohn (2595) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Hazy amber orange pour light off white head ... aroma of sweet malts and tastes very malty with a light spice to it smooth and sweet malts with a light hop in the dry malty finish ..... not a bad brew sessionable

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