SHIG (4385) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught: Poured a golden clear color with white head. The aroma is grain with some maltness. Taste is sweet grain with clean crispness to it. Malt finish.
yngwie (16423) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A clear, golden beer with a nice white head leaving lacings. Quite grainy on the nose, but for once in a pleasant way. Caramel too, but the aroma is a bit one-dimentional. Grainy and malty flavor with some caramel and some fruityness. Low on bitterness. Medium body and a finish with grains and caramel. A nice and refreshing beer, but too grainy and one-dimentional. (080708)
EithCubes (5475) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Malty aroma with sweet grass and lemon, just a touch of biscuit. Pours a somewhat sickly pale orange-golden with a creamy, densely rocky beige head. Light-bodied with a taste exactly as expected form the nose. A bit more caramel. This is a winner because of its waves of malt and light floral character - very refreshing, soft and relaxing, a great quaffer.
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Pours clear gold with a fine creamy & full head. Lager malts & vague hops. Sweet bread & buiscuit. Well put together. Pleasant!
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in a pilsener glass: Deep golden hue with a lasting frothy head and left very nice lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of grassy and herbal hops, vienna and pale malts, leafy, and some apple and pear esters. The taste is a tad sweeter (hint of honey) than the nose let on but hardly cloy. Some light handed hop bitterness adds balance. As Jordan just stated, there appears to a hint of rye bread towards the finish. The mouth feel is lively but mostly soft, dry finish and a touch chalky. Not too shabby and I bet it would even be better on tap. An easy way to start a Sunday.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours a golden amber color with a very light head and nearly no lacing. The nose is slightly sweet and toasty with some light biscuit and plenty of caramelized sugars. The flavor is doughy with some rye bread and more sugars. A thinner body and a little more zest than the Winter Traum but generally the same beer. Odd. The finish is a touch roasty, some honey and grassy hops touch and go rather abruptly but that’s about all.
thegreenrooster (3930) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a clear amber with an average white head. Aroma is sweet but very faint malts. Flavor is is again pretty light with some caramel malts and nothing else. This is very weak and watery and not worth the time.
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up at the Alpine Village store in Torrence, California. Pristinely clear in the glass, golden, thin white clingy head. Sweet cereal malt aroma. Predominantly sweet in flavor, not cloying but simple and boring. Medium bodied with a foamy feel that finishes thin.
haf (531) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
botella 500 Ml. Personalmente me parece un poco fuerte y oscura para ser una viena, es mas bien una pilsen
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a nice, interesting vienna that actually seems to be crossed with a pilsner. It is lighter/golden amber with a medium off-white head that is long lasting and leaves some fairly good, thin lace. The aroma is sweetish, mildly caramelly and leaf-like malt and dough with pine and herb hops and a hint of sulphur; very nice. The taste is similar, a little earthy, carmale malt body with lots of herbal, grassy hop flavour; tingly, with a light, persistent bitterness that just dominates the sweetish body. It is lighter than many viennas, but has a lot more hop character than usual, reminiascent of pilsners, with great balance between the elements. It is very drinkable.