Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried this first at a Bon Vivant tasting, and brought home a 0.5L bottle to enjoy further. This pours with a uniquely amber color for a German brau, dog (ha!), looking American ... kinda like a European tourist wearing white sneakers. Anyway, the aroma ends the illusion, a full-force blast of cookie-maltiness with a sharp sweet tinge at the end. That Teutonicness carries into the flavor, bready, doughy, and sweet ... toffee, butter, and maybe a little green raisin. Pretty sweet for a "Vienna", but this is an enjoyable quaff nonetheless. (#2741, 3/9/2007)
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a moslty clear with slight haze at first, medium copper with a thin white lasting head and modest carbonation. Aroma is pretty bland, light caramel and toasted malts, and some light spciy hop character. Flavor is on the side of metallicy hops with a mineral palate, light toasty malts, and slightly astringent and bitter in the finish.
Borup (11681) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber golour with a nice off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, malt and hops.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy deep copper with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of heavy Wheaties dipped in almond, with some toffee and mild spicy hop notes. The palate was medium heft, with flavors of grainy malty Wheaties, some caramelly toffee-like hints, and mild fruit and hop notes. Gets a bit more tart and hoppy as it warms.
Derek881 (1251) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Poured from the bottle a semi-cloudy orange/amber color, with a modest foamy head with shorter retention, but decent cling and lacing. The aroma had a malt/barley liquor scent with hints of fruit, perhaps apricot, and also some floral tones, light hops, and hints of yeast and straw. The taste was somewhat bitter with a grainy-malt blend and a sour mix of fruity and floral tones along with a touch of yeast. The beer featured low carbonation with a flat body and a somewhat wet and watery lifeless feel with a subtle alcohol presence and a light, thinnish mouthfeel.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hmmm. Not sure what any of this had to do with Winter, but it was a decent lager. Toasted malt aroma and sweet. Appearance was reddish/brown in color, off-white head with minimal retention. Sort of melted to a scummy foamy head. Flavors were sweet, minimal hops, clean. Not bad, but not really something you can find elsewhere. Still wondering what any of this had to do with Winter.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber color with a white, rocky head. Aroma is of sweet candy. Not a substantial body, thin for a winter offering. Sweet, malty character, faint caramel, not very complex. Avoid.
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light tinny aroma with nice malty sweetness. Has a bit of corn sweetness though I doubt it’s corn. Hoppy notes though somewhat papery. Medium amber gold clear with a slight haze. Off-white foamy rocky lacing head. Medium light body with medium carbonation. Starts with some mild sweetness and good maltiness. There’s a bit of vegetable sweetness and maybe buttery diacetyl. Metallic and tangy bitter finish. Dusty stale hops flavor with malty nutty after. Drinkable with decent sweet balance, but nothing too remarkab
jazz88 (2665) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A hazed light brown (tea) color. A medicinal malty, caramel and earthy aroma and flavor. A touch of light fruit and sweetness. A miled watery body without much substance.
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ah, not that impressive a beer, poured an amber light brown color, not really red or copper in there. Head was normal, lacing weak. Aroma was not pleasant, really metallic (yes in the aroma) and maybe some odd chemicals in there with some grass and herbal notes. The flavor was biscuity, grassy, caramel, herbs, faint metallic notes. Mouthfeel was moderate and carbonated. Why this is a vienna is beyond me. A weak beer, needed more nuts and bread and toastiness to score higher for me.