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Willimantic Victorian Neighbor Ale

Willimantic Victorian Neighbor Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Hand-crafted by Steve, Art, and Yves, brewed with German and Belgian malts. Hopped with Tettnang and Saaz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bellco33 (699) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 17, 2016
On tap at the brewery into a sample glass: Pours golden with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, German malts, slightly floral. Taste is more of the same, slightly sweet, nice malt bill balanced out by slight bittering hops. Itís a pretty solid Vienna.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
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 itís 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2012
on tap at willibrew, malty thin amber beer. its got that willibrew taste. Inoffensive and boring

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
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 itís not terribly pleasing. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-09-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevd193213 (989) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Draught. Amber pour with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Taste of toffee and caramel with a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 7, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 4, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cottrell (72) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2006
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.

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