estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle. Light amber body, small white head, nose like a helles. Bitter, some vegetal notes. Yuck. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark golden body with brown hues. Aroma is toasted malt, some hop character, and some spiciness. The malt flavor does come through in a toasty nutty way. interesting but not for me. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 23, 2008
THOUGHTS: I’m really behind on inputting my ratings. I had this one for the Super Bowl. It reminded me more of an ESB than a lager. Not great, but different than most lagers I’ve tried.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark yellow to light orange with a small, slightly off-white head that kept a thin sheet and left fair lacing. The aroma was moderate toasted and caramel malt and light to moderate grass hops. The initial flavor was lightly acidic and bitter; while the finish was lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter and slightly sour with an average duration. The flavor was toasted malt then some grassy hops followed by a little sweet malt and a touch of sourness. The light to medium body was somewhat dry with fizzy carbonation and a slightly metallic and light to moderate astringent finish. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2008
The pour reveals an orange amber color with a thick, bubbly white head. Pleasant aroma of toasted malt and caramel. The flavor is quite good and sharp, there’s a definite toasted malt character along with some shy caramel, the malt feels also astringent, husky as they say. The body is medium with a creamy texture and medium to lively carbonation. This is a very interesting vienna but it would be even better if the astringent feeling would be toned down a bit. mansquito (6438) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Big foamy head... amber body. Nice toasted smell... malty, a little winy smell in there too I think. Tastes pretty nice. Not as sweet as many other viennas. A little sour close to the finish. Slightly metallic aftertaste.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 Free sample at Mo’s in Fairfield. Good beer, little bit of a dry finish. Noticable use of hops, and nuts. . A little bigger than your run of the mill lager. weezfour (124) - Oradell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Great, solid, beer. Gimme this anyday, thanks. Nice dark copper color. Nice balance in the hops. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Draft sampled. Pours a amber/orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, and some grass. Flavor is toasted grain, malts, mild caramel, and some notes of fruitness with a light hop bitterness vyvvy (6480) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2008
On tap at Piano’s in NYC. Pours light brown with a whitish head. The aroma is all malt (no noticeable hops) and very standard fair with lightly toasted malt. The beer has a medium body with typical carbonation. The taste is once again typical for an unoffensive lager, but there is a bit of butteriness. Thankfully that isn’t overpowering. Fair at best. Ungstrup (37655) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007. An amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, and so is the flavor thoug added light notes of spices. The body is thin.