RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Our Spring Seasonal beer, Vienna Gold, is a hybrid which combines the stylistic influences of the German altbier brewers of Dusseldorf and lager brewers from Vienna. It’s brewed with 100% imported Vienna malt and extensively hopped with U.S.-grown Sterling and the Saaz variety from the Czech Republic. Fermented with our Kölsch yeast, each batch has been lagered at near-freezing temperatures to create a crisp, clean, immaculately balanced beer focusing on the slightly sweet breadiness of the malt and the perfumed, earthy spiciness of the hop. Brilliant, deep golden-colored, its long, lingering hop dryness and crisp finish follow such full flavors, its drinkability is refreshingly high. PROSIT!!!
OG:1.048 FG:1.013 ABV:4.6%

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MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
Funky, cheesy wort and citrusy flowers waltz languorously atop the luxurious green Saaz hops...Really reminiscent of L’Amère à Boire’s succulent Cerna Hora...An undying head and nutritious malt body reach perfection and send the soul high above...

ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2006 On draught at CBC, March 16, 2005. Served in a tumbler, well-chilled but not overly so, this beer appeared a copper-yellow with light orange tints. Moderate amount of off-white head is well-retained. Slight chill haze. Aroma is not overwhelming, due in part to it being served in a shaker. Husky graininess, light pils malt and toasted malt, with a dry, yet spicy, hops bitterness (saaz). Flavor is much more explosive than the aroma would suggest. Big dose of sweet toffee and honey up front, great malting, with a smooth, lightly dry, saaz bitterness. Crisp and clean on the finish, some light citrus hops notes are perceived as well (sterling). Body is medium to medium-full but yet wonderfully drinkable, as are so many of CBC’s low gravity creations. You can almost taste the cracked grains in this, as you can in the Regatta Golden. Malt is varied, as well, with some light caramel, toffee, toastiness and honey. A touch of fruitiness is also apparent up front, from the yeast and provides more depth. A bit of astringency on the end, from the graininess and drying hops effect, but it’s minor, and I’d rather this beer tend more dry than sweet. Carbonation is soft and bubbly, no alcohol apparency. Keep em comin, CBC!

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
Hazy gold, superbly laced white head, fully lasting after 30 minutes. Strong Saaz nose, floral and lemony. As clean as it gets. The melting between the Vienna malts and hops is remarkable to say the least. Grassy rosewater. Very appealing. Grainy malty palate, VERY malty, but unfortunately not my favourite variety. The bitterness is very solid, balancing. Now I know my friends all liked it more than me, but I’m with them on the brewing efforts part. It’s just unfortunate that this wasn’t a dortmunder with the almost exact same recipe using all pils malt instead, because I would have given out the big marks on that. I just don’t enjoy the grainy Vienna as much as the biscuity and charming chewy pils types. Marvellous April beer, a little hidden treasure some will say.

muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2005
New England Road Trip Easter ’05 with MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere, beer #64. Sample at the brewpub. Ridiculously generous, lasting head with thick gorgeous lacing tops the pure gold body...herbal, grainy sourdough nose feeds my desire...luscious body with complex dissimilar leafy greens jousting at caramel, bitter smokiness, and vanilla cream, but alway fresh grass underlies and an odd pungent farmy texture coats the superb mouthfeel as tongue leads to throat and ecstasy. Easily one of the best Viennas around...

tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
Moderately sweet and malty Vienna character with some toasted malts and no hops notable in the nose. Hazy glowing copper-tan coloured body is topped by a dense, fine-bubbled, white head that recedes slowly to a persistent cover with excellent lacing. Toasted, nutty, malty and sweet flavour with light, spicy, herbal hops and fair balancing bitterness in the dry finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a creamy texture. On tap at the brewpub with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.

rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2006
Sampled at the brewpub, amber-orangeish color, with a white head, floral hops accent, with a note of orange fruitiness, toasted malt in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a herbal fruitiness from the sterling and saaz hops, earthy spiciness, zesty citrusy note, leading towards a fruity hop bitterness finish.

Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2004
Growler: Clear orange with a thin white head. Fresh malty aroma, full bodied and ends slightly sweet. Too light for my tastes.

dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Deep golden to light orange in color with a small white head. Huge malt aroma, with a touch of bread and a trace of floral hops. Clean crisp malt flavor with subtle floral hops and a slighlty sweet finish.Full malty palate for the style, which I feel is much better than people are giving it credit for, a good session lager.

SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Draught pint at CBC 5/5/06. Pours a light coppery color with a small off white head. Nose is light apples, some toasted malt notes. Palate is clean and smooth. Flavor is lightly hoppy, some toasty and spicy notes. FInish is lightly bitter.

MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 7, 2005
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 Draft at Bukowski, Boston: poured slightly cloudy yellow in a pint glass with a thin wisp of ahead. Light banana aroma. Mild apple. Decent body. The flavor is thin: light lemon, somewhat grainy malt flavor. Decent but kind of lacking. 6-3-5-3-13 Draft at Brewery: Pours orange with a small white head. Earthy aroma with hints of chocolate. Light citrus flavor. Lightly carbonated. Good.

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