nuplastikk (6471) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2008
12oz bottle. Filtered tan-orange color. Light, malty, and very drinkable, this is a pretty good session beer. Can taste a little of that toasty character for sure. Fairly well balanced, with a smooth, sweet finish. My bottle was past the expiration date by 7 months...I’m sure it’s better fresh aroma-wise ect. Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Pours a light brown color with a small head. Had off the tap. It smells roasted and fruity. It is a sweet beer with a real fruity taste. I was surprised by that as it was more fruity than toasty. Good drinker though. OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Poured from a 12oz bottle a nice deep amber with a beige head that faded quickly but left good lacing. Aroma was kinda weak picked up on the malt. Flavor was very nice with a sweet malt and a bit of hop bitterness in teh finish. Damico (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2008
This was a really nice deep brown color for a lager. The toasted name seems to give it a long, smooth, and rich after taste that separates this from other lagers for me. You could definitely put down a few of these in one evening, espeically up in Long Island. chrissy (122) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Draft: Pours a copper color with white foamy head. Has a toasted smell and a dry finish. A bit of a bitter aftertaste.
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 (5607) - 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. beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2008
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.
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 (6971) - 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.