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Brewed by West
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Glasgow, Scotland

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on the Vienna Beers of old but with a hefty dose of Munich malt, caramel and biscuit dominate with a very smooth body and slight Perle hop as counter balance.


Nilz's rating

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (371) - Glasgow, - AUG 12, 2012
Cask at Piping Live, annual piping week Glasgow. A clear dark red with thin fine head. Aroma of hops and taste a somewhat mild bitterness, floral notes, oranges in there. Pleasant enough.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (6321) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Keg at the brewery. It pours deep ruby-amber with a small white head. The nose is earthy, toast, red berry, caramel, light sulphur and brown bread. The taste is bitter-sweet, caramel, jammy, red berry, residual sweetness, light toast and brown bread with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Simple but drinkable enough. Jammy fruit aspect is decent.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (10021) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Keg at The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, Bristol. Ruby to brown with white head. Thin and particularly sweet beer, washed out malt character. I wasnít really very keen on this.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2013
on tap at the mercat in edinburgh, after watching hearts vs aberdeen. a bit of a disaster apart from its healthy amber colour; musty, lightly vinegarised malt character; brazil nut skins, metal and old wood; obviously had turned a bit

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2013
Keg at Munroís, Glasgow, Scotland. This is an interesting beer, full flavour but very light, clean aroma, pretty sweet taste, malty finish. One of those lagers mascarading as an ale, pretty well done but if your not crazy on lager like me it will be an occasional half.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7777) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
From tap, nicely served half pint at the West Brewpub. Beige tophead leaving dotted spots on the glass. Clear, near-mahogany coloured body. Pretty to look at. Roasted dark caramel malts to the nose. Brittle caramel in flavour with distant hints of red oranges towards the finish. Soft carbonated, Crispy. A rather pleasant one (Glasgow, 13.04.2012).

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (2378) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2011
On tap @ the Black Cat, Rose St, Edinburgh. Pours a reddish-brown with a decent sized head that hangs around for a while. The nose has biscuits and strawberries and this is confirmed on the taste but the aftertaste on the end is quite astringent and unpleasant. The palate as noted above is decent in structure and texture but has an unpleasant finish which makes me glad I only had one to drink. Overall, unbalanced which is a shame.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
A - caramel and licorice A - mid amber with thin head T - light sweet P - mid O - alright

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2011
Reddish pink in colour with a thick white head that lasted a while. Sweet toffee aromas. A sweet, and fruity (but not citrus) flavour and an after taste a bit reminiscent of boiled sweets.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2011 On tap at the Holyrood 9A. A golden beer with a thin white head. Aroma of rubber, tar, yeast and caramel. A little dry with flavours of caramel, barley, malt and apple. Very thin and heavily carbonated. Not great (4,2,4,2,10). On cask at The West Brewery, Glasgow. Pours a red colour with a thick white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, grass and barley. Quite a bready flavour which made me think of rye bread. Light grass, yeast, caramel and barley also. Heavy carbonation and mild CO2 prickle with a foamy mouth-feel. Just OK.


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