fiulijn (21511) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Draught at the brewpubmcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
Amber color, hazy. Nice malt aroma, with some cereals. Smooth and lean mouthfeel; some malt, honey and cereals. Correct bitterness. Overall, it’s easy but elegant.
Not really a Vienna, but still a good showcase for German malts.
On tap at Chuckanut, pours a war golden bronze with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out toasted nuts, bready malt, and a touch of overripe fruits. Flavour is along the same lines, with dry bready caramel malts, a touch of banana and some overripe fruits. Very malt-forward. Solidly made for the style. Oakes (19416) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
Bright copper colour (like a shiny penny). It has that tinny, vaguely caramelly "Am Dark" nose. Decent body but there remains that caramelly metallic taste that is too simple for such a beer. Ferris (17098) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
Draft - Sweet grains on the nose. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Tastes of grains and a out of balanced sweetness for my taste. Clean finish. Not my style. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
onceblind (10876) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Date: September 05, 2009
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma, hint of floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice bready character, light spicyness, touch of caramel
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
GABF 2011 Media Luncheon. Clear amber in color without a lasting head. Nice toffee aroma, with a slight herbal hop tone, and mostly biscuit overall. Flavor was off-sweet with a mild touch of hop bitterness. Mostly toffee with some floral and herbal hoppiness. Mild burnt notes, and typically light-medium body for the style. Decent. KyotoLefty (10808) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 13, 2013
Draught at CBB. Nice caramel malt nose, rich and thick. Very malty flavor of sweet caramel. Soft, full mouth. Fruity, with cherries. A tasty beer with great malt, though a bit one-dimensional. arminjewell (9727) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pour on tap at GABF, clear red pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of nice cracker and biscuit malts, hints of spice, yeast, lots of caramel, toffee in there, slight grassy hop note as well. Taste is big caramel, toffee, biscuit and crackery notes, hints of yeast, slight herbal, spcie and grass hops, finishing sweet, slightly dry. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2011
Draft at the Old Town. Pours an absolutely crystal clear medium amber with a beautiful dense creamy tan head. No lacing, and the head falls away after a few swigs, but it’s picture-perfect while it lasts. Toasty brown bread nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty brown bread mid-palate with caramel blended in artfully. Mild malty finish. Flavorful and refreshing. luttonm (6960) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2018 Chuckanut, Bellingham. Tall cream, light aroma. Pale dark gold, clear. Darker, bready caramel. Pale bitter. Banana and rye bread. Tasty.
Re-rate 1/18: notes are the same but this deserves a bump