beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Amber color. Small head. Aroma is sweet malt. A medium bodied lager. Malts are slightly sweet. Hops are soft and slightly spicy. Nicely balanced. Taste is somewhere between a lager and an amber/Vienna. Nice refreshing beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. raymow (1683) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Pretty good. Reminds me of Red Hook Blonde Ale. Has a sweet aroma and flavor, but not too sweet. I also like the color, it's a bit darker than I expected. (Oops - I posted this review on a River Horse beer by mistake.) beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Good overall color and flavor. Mildy smooth, but complex taste for a lager. Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2003
very smooth. have to pace myself with these. quite refreshing with a good balance of malt to hops. not bad at all. BBB63 (6557) - 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.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2005
12z bottle. From what I can read, the beer was bottled 12 4 96. The print is smudged and sloppy, but that’s what it looks like. But logically, this beer cannot be nine years old, can it? Anyway, pours a clear, ruby, garnet hue. A ring of white head remains. Strong raisin and port nose. Yeasty and pruny. Slight woody aroma. Seems medium bodied, with a nice mouthfeel. Smooth and crisp, with a nice caramel malt note, followed by a dry, resinous hop note. Tastes grainy and nutty. Somewhat smoky. Cloying sugar. Finish is pine, citrus, some fruit and a delightful sourness. I have not had too much experience with Viennas, but I can only assume that it is an early version of an Oktoberfest. In that case, much drier and sugary. I think that it tastes quite good. Smooth, sweet and finishes strong. DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - MAY 16, 2002
I have never been happier stealing something from my parents................ austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Cobalt Blue Bottle! Wow! Rather malty and flavorful. Very nice!.......... DocLock (10745) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Copper colored with aroma of caramel malt, toffee, almonds, nuts. Tastes caramel malty, with almonds, apples, toffee, and some hops at the finish. Complex finish. RSRIZZO (2000) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Had this beer on 9/14/1999. Aroma is a lightly roasted malt scent. Color is an amber. Taste seems light for an amber. Starting with a medium body that goes down with a roasted flavor. Finish is this roasted malt flavor with a light hop bitterness. Its a good Amber.