RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A beer inspired by The Playground of the World. Classically brewed to pair perfectly with whatever amuses you.

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RobertDale (7050) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium amber with a nice off-white head that lasts. Aroma of caramel and a bit of hops. Taste is fruity, sweet caramel and hops. Nice blend. Very drinkable lager.

3.1
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours a carmel colored amber. Malt loaded aroma, caramel, toasty, nutty. Taste is sweet malts, light honey. caramel. creamy mouthfeel. Sense some ringwood yeast (Middle Ages, Magic Hat) butteryness. Decent lager

3.2
kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2009
22 oz bottle, via EDA. Pours a clear copper body with a rather large foamy off-white head that retained fairly long due to the fizzy carbonation. The nose is slightly grainy and dry toasty malt with some caramel and a touch of floral hops. The flavor is slightly sweet with some toasty malt and huskiness. Some bright hoppiness on the back end makes for a fairly crisp finish. Doesn’t really make me think Vienna too much, but it’s pretty drinkable. Light to medium bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation.

3.4
vyvvy (6953) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Pours clear bronze with a bubbly light tan head. The aroma has well toasted smooth malt, some nuttiness and a bit of hops. Medium crisp body with quite a bit of sharp carbonation. The taste starts with dark toasted nutty malt and dry caramel. The finish adds some earthy / spicy hops A very respectable lager.

3.6
Braudog (6944) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Big ol’ bottle. Pours light amber wtih a big pock-marked head. The nose is quite aromatic ... almost Saazy, almost Northwesty. It drinks with a mellow smoothness not uncommon to a "Vienna" but this has more built-in character than that, hinting at the more Americanized stylistic twists of hoppiness, hinting at a floral brew. Intersting brew. Bring on the hot dogs. (#3264, 1/1/2008)

3.7
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Bottle: Orange hued caramel, ever so slight haze, large frothy off-white head, clumpy lacing.   Musty basement like malt aroma, smidgen of hops, even minor grainess.   Moderate malt base, not as much as I would have thought.   A bit more hop presense than expected.   Clean, with a little cardboardish malt on the finish.   Doesn’t detract tho.   Hint of sweetness throughout.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Could stand to have a bit more thickness.   That would seal the deal for me.   Otherwise more enjoyable than expected.   So far one of the better Shmaltz beers I have had.   Not up to par with Eliot Ness, but still enjoyable.   Would be perfect if it were a little thicker, and slightly sweeter.


3.4
KnutAlbert (6824) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2008
Bottle from a NYC deli. It’s the He’brew guys again, eh? I would have thought it risky to cahrge serious money for lager in such a fierce market. But this is a nice, malty, pleasant lager, probably similar to what you could have had on Coney Island ca 1910. That being said, all the fuzz on the label about 6 malts and 4 hops is a bit too much. But it was lovely with a slice of spinach pizza.

3.5
Boutip (6664) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color lager with a nice foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of lightly caramelized malt is quite enjoyable. Taste of biscuit malt is very refreshing with limited complexity. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation as well. Well brewed and easily drinkable which I bet was the goal of this one.

3.2
jgb9348 (6648) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2008
Nice deep hazy golden coloured body with a thinnish white head. Aroma of strong malt - seemingly rye? with some good hops and nice yeast thrown in the mix. Medium-bodied; Strong rye flavoured malty taste with some mild hops and a bit of nuts. Aftertaste shows more rye, alcohol, hops and a good alcohol overtone. Overall, a good spring/summery beer with the malt sticking out most. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from K&E Discount Beverage in New Paltz, New York on 19-April-2008.

3.1
dmac (6646) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2010
22 oz bomber given to me from rebelbeerguy(a.k.a. Tim) on Christmas. Poured a clear orange amber with lots of large clinging bubbles and a smaller frothy off white head. Aroma started off a little sweet with lots of caramel malts and slight fruitiness followed up by dull grains and dough notes. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a very slight touch of hops bitterness on the end. Flavor is mostly grains and cereal with a slight touch of fruitiness near the end but that is replaced with an aftertaste of caramel malts. I was actually very pleasently suprised by this one and was expecting something close to a macro and wound up with a half way decent micro.


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