JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 1, 2003
aroma is faint, nearly non-existant. Flavor and palate are thin and watery. Nothing special. jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Amber color with decent head at first. Malty, slightly hoppy aroma. Some smokiness in the body, dry finish. A decent beer, easy to drink. Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Decent appearance, not for the body but the fluffy off-white head. Muted aroma, though perhaps I served this too cold. Smooth, slightly creamy body, but a lingering metallic flavor overwhelms whatever enjoyment of the malt character I get from this. Very drinkable, but not rocking my world--then again, having been born and raised in Minnesota, nothing related to Wisconsin has every rocked my world! dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2003
Orange brown or tea color.Off white thick head quickly diminishes.Good malt hop mix, with some tartness and soapy flavor. Small bubbles. I like the 1900 better. belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Nice malty aroma. Good malt flavor, balanced by a good hop backbone. Good style representation.
Frank (4194) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Dark Amber. Diminishing head. I'm having a hard time describing this. Pretty typical for the style but something's not quite right. I found this a little too thin on the palate and overly malty with some metallic off notes resulting from fizzy carbonation. It not bad. It just doesn't sit right with me. redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2003 Great orange color, nice head, crystal clear. Does not have the malt taste like a true Vienna, so it is not as heavy. Not as good or as true to the style as Lakefront or Great Lakes. This is a great six pack beer.
rerate: Had a bottle from their summer tour pack and the one thing I noticed that I can not believe I missed was the pine aroma. It was like walking in a big evergreen forest. I dont know if this bottle was fresher than the 6-pack I had previously to get such a strong pine aroma. If it is then this would not make a good session beer as the pine aroma would be too much to handle for more than a couple of them. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Beautiful beer with tremendous clarity. As with many Viennas, the aroma is a bit lacking, but the malt flavor is delicious and contained perfectly in its body. Very nice. Not quite as good as Lakefront or Great Lakes, but obviously well made. Thanks to Howie--big time. EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Amber color with a thin white head. Good aroma is greeted by a sweet malt finish balanced by a moderate hop flavor. A little thin in body. Very satisfying. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2005 Good session lager, ubiquitous around Madison, so it’s a good choice in places where the only alternative is BMC.