hopscotch (11050) - 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! wikkiewikkie (4) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2003 does not count
Deep amber color. Good sized head that deminishes fully. Slightly bitter. 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... hotstuff (5143) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Bottle. Small off-white head that mostly diminished, fine, small, medium and very large sized bubbles, sparse lacing, carbonated, transparent, and an orange hue. Malty, caramel, hoppy, sweet aroma. Flavor was sweet, malty, caramel and lightly hoppy. Mouthfeel was tingly and thin. Light body. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2005
This pours a handsome, orange/amber body with medium carbonation. Alas, the frothy white head doesn’t bother to loiter. This has a large, rich malt aroma, fresh bread with some nuts in it. Nice creamy body filled with caramel, toffee, an orange slice, almonds, and a short hit of herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Good Vienna.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2007
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Bottle courtesy of slob. Pours amber/copper with a creamy white head. Smells of citrus, tea, earth and grapes. Tastes of sweet malt, tea, spices and touches of pepper. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is sweet. Decent. thedm (6147) - 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. DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 16, 2006
(12 oz bottle: Obtained 28-Jan-06 in trade with hopscotch, thanks Eric!) The last time I drank one of these bad boys was ten years ago today. Totally a coincidence, but cool anyway. This is one of those sweet and caramely amber lagers, but it’s not overboard, not annoyingly and cloyingly sweet. Little else here, very little in the way of hops or bitterness. Grainy, caramely nose seems less sweet than the flavor. Medium bodied, but though somewhat sweet, it’s still relatively clean on the palate. Golden amber color is fairly clear, but the off-white head is very small on the pour and soon dissipates into oblivion. Nothing too special here, but this amber lager is certainly pleasant enough. Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2006
From the bottle. Pours a deep brown/amber color. Off white head with lots of coating. Smells sweet, almost woodsy. Taste is surprisingly moderate when compared to the smell. Hints of caramel are present, but nothing dominates the tatse. The aftertaste, however, is sticky and warm with alcohol. Not a bad brew, not as easy to drink as Blue Ridge Golden Ale, but probably better as a colder season beer. 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.