thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2005
This bottled brew poured a small sized head of foamy off-white colored mostly lasting fine to medium sized bubbles that left behind a transparent softly carbonated brown colored body and a fair lace. The aroma was mild with just a little malt and a hint of caramel malt. The mouth-feel was smooth and tingly with a mild caramel malt aftertaste and slight hop bite. The flavor was mild and smooth with a crisp caramel malty note to it. Yuhasz (23) - USA - APR 4, 2005
This is a very neutral beer. Not too heavy, not too light. This Amber Lager was pretty good. jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Pours a medium copper color with small but noticeable head. Somewhat sour flavor and aroma, offset by a stunningly pleasant palate. Sweetly malted, nice... BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Bottle: Medium amber hue with a slightly creamy and long lasting head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and toffee, wheat bread, floral hops, apple and pear, and light pepper. The taste starts with sweet malts at the forefront and a supporting fruity and twangy character. The finish is mildly astringent and just a hint of bitters and spice. The feel isn’t too bad for the style, even slightly sticky. While this isn’t a world class Vienna (and there are so few of those anyway), it is quite drinkable as a starter for the evening. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 4, 2004
In the bottle. Rich amber color, possibly a little light for a marzen. Reasonable white head with decent lacing. Not much aroma. Flavor is sweet and malty with a slightly burnt caramel taste. Not a great beer, but drinkable.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Something of a letdown after trying their ESB. This just doesn’t have the malty niceness of the ESB, and perhaps it should not have to. Nevertheless, a rather light interpretation without any terribly interesting features and little sublety. Great Lakes’ Eliot Ness need not fear that its place as the Prince of Vienna will be usurped. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Clear copper body topped by small, quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, butterscotch. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, toffee, light earthy bitter finish. Light-medium, slightly sticky body. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a medium amber color with white head. This beer has no flavor at all. Not a bad flavor just nothing at all. wikkiewikkie (4) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2003 does not count
Deep amber color. Good sized head that deminishes fully. Slightly bitter. . hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2003
The crystal-clear, dictionary definition of amber. Large, frothy, off-white head.
Aromas of smoked nuts, caramel and cola.
The flavor is reminiscient of all other Viennas... only bolder. Astringent; syrupy, then soul cleansingly dry in the mouth. Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and soft carbonation... all the bubbles must have ended up in that huge head. Astringent finish.
A fine Vienna. However, as I have always felt, Viennas are best enjoyed, not as a session beer, but as an accompanyment to beef jerky, Mexican Food and/or pork rinds. Not recommended for vegetarians!