kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a crystal clear dark amber body with a small frothy off-white head that faded to a thin covering. The nose smells a bit buttery with a toasted malt sweetness. Some vienna in here for sure. The flavor does show a bit of diacetyl, but it’s fairly hidden with hefty sweet vienna malt. A touch of alcohol on the finish. Medium bodied with some clingy sweetness and minimal to no hops. The more I have of this the less diacetyl I get. I learned to quite like this after I got over the touch of butter.
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at willibrew, malty thin amber beer. its got that willibrew taste. Inoffensive and boring
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.
Pours a golden color with a small head that produces only sparse lacing The nose carries an average amount of grain with some heavy bready notes coming through. The flavor is all the same -- no real hop character, just grain and bread. Some light bitterness in the finish, which is also dry, but grain is really the dominant character here and it’s not terribly pleasing.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-09-2011
kevd193213 (928) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Amber pour with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Taste of toffee and caramel with a slight bitter finish.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Willi. Pours a bright, clear orange-amber color; thin off-white head with patchy lacing. Solid presence of red fruits, candied sugar; and sweet malts in the aroma; a light earthy / mineral bitterness, but not significant. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy red fruit maltiness, candy sugar, and mineral bitterness at the periphery, balancing things out; the malt core is quite nice; very drinkable vienna. Medium finish: toasted malts, breadiness, and dried red fruits; dry at the far end.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. A reddish brown color with a slight white head. Aroma was bready with caramel malt. Flavor was sweet caramel with a touch of hops in the background.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light coppery red with a nice white head. Smells of biscuits, sweet malt. Tastes sweet and toasty with a moderate hop presence on the finifh. Lots of chewy sweet caramel malt on this one.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub, listed at 5.6%. This may or may not be a different recipe. Commercial description at the brewpub was "This German style Vienna bier is brewed with Munich, Pilsener, Aromatic and Vienna malts hopped with Spalt. 5.6% abv ( A portion of the sales of this beer will be donated to the Willimantic Victorian Neighborhood Association)". Anyway, clear amber with a thin white head. Sweet caramel malt, bready, a bit of light grain. The Spalt hop influence is apparent. Flavor follows the nose exactly. Nice, light and very drinkable.
Cottrell (72) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lightly hazy golden yellow with a finger of white foam. Aroma is light sweet caramel and toffee, and spicy grassy hops. Flavor starts slightly sweet, with a light grain flavor. Transitions nicely into a spicy and vegetal hop bitterness that smooths out quickly, finishing fairly dry and quickly. A real thirst quencher, heck of a session beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz sample. Sweet, spiced peppery banana-like arom with some caramel notes. Aroma is somewhat faint. Transparent honey-copper color with a khaki head. Minute lacing. Starts a bit sweet with banana notes, turning more astringent afterwards. Bready and biscuity later on. A bit thin with light hopping to finish with some floral notes. Easy-drinking and smootn. Not overly assertive. This seems to be some sort of hybrid of styles and I cannot exactly classify this as a particular style for certain.