PorterPounder (7898) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Had on tap at the Chattanooga location. Dark golden appearance, good sized head. Sweet, malty aroma. Has a slight nutty taste to it. Very smooth mouthfeel, quite pleasant to say the least. Above average for a brewpub lager. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle, picked up in Chattanooga. Poured clear, lighter reddish-orange with a short-lived cap of white head. The aroma picked up lots of over-sweetened caramel malts with the slightest bit of toast to ’em.. fainter dark fruits emerge with warmth, along with some herbal and earthy notes. The flavor again found too-sweet caramel and dark fruits with fizzy herbal and floral bitterness falling off the sides of the tongue.. sweet, tacky finish. Lighter-bodied and too sweet on the palate, but refreshing.. this was certainly drinkable. Suttree (6361) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Understated, and probably would have gone really well with dinner. Dark brown, or perhaps copper. Tasty, grainy flavors and an ever-so-slight hop finish. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2007
On tap. Slight malt aroma. A copper colored pour with a slight off white head. A decent malt on the front with an excelleent bitter finish. Slightly over carbonateed and a tad thin almost a 4 but not hardly. a pleasant surprise in that I expected the standard lager with no hops and the wet paper tates none of which was there. A good beer. jgb9348 (6199) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Orange/Amber colour with a thin off-white head. Smells of malt are prominent. Medium-bodied; Decent hoppyness/malt balance in the taste-fairly fitting for a Vienna though. Aftertaste a bit bittering, but pretty good. Overall, a better than average Vienna! I had this on draught at Big River (owned by Gordon Biercsh) in Chattanooga, Tennesse on 26-September-2003.
thedm (6148) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2003
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 7. This draft brew was enjoyed at the Big River Brewery in Chattanooga Tennessee which was hosted by a pleasant accomodating staff. This brew poured a medium sized head of finely sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a transparent uncarbonated red body and a fair lace. The mouthfeel was smooth and tingly at the start and smooth and chewy at the finish. It had a mild malt aroma and a red malt flavor. I noted that it was an OK beer. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Very light copper with a fizzy white head. Earthy barley aroma and a sweet malty taste and a clean finish. nearbeer (5373) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2008
12 oz. Clear shiny amber with a small head that flits away quickly. Malt, molasses and honey aroma. Flavor is roasted nut, light sourish honey, and chalky dry herb. Light body is slightly dry. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Tasted on tap at brewpub. Pours an orange gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is orange, malt and sweet. A medium bodied vienna lager. Malts are caramel and sweet, touch of biscuit. Hops are slightly citrusy and earthy. Nice carbonation. Touch of hop bite in the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. heemer77 (5355) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Hamilton Place. The body was light copper with an off white head. The aroma was rich bread and caramel. There was also some iced black tea. The taste was black tea with some dusty caramel. Good for the style.