texastornado (3) - taunton, USA - FEB 1, 2009 does not count
One of the best beers i have ever tASTED. the aroma was superb and the taste lasted on your palet i give it a thumbs up poppop (4) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2007 does not count
From tap at blind tiger in nyc. Lovely clear amber served in lager glass. Aroma: fragrant floral hops and sweet malt. Finish: clean, bright, soft aftertaste. Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Can’t believe my little local Grocer stocks this. Lager purest might not approve, cause it tastes like an IPA to me. Very hoppy. burnt toast and caramel corn. Supersize frothy blond head. Best lager. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUL 14, 2014
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance has a nice bronzed amber color with a light transparency about it to have some light carbonation to be seen rising. There is a two finger white foamy head that mushroom caps and dissipates at a nice pace leaving a messy sort of thick lacing all around the glass.
The smell had some dried sweet caramel malts with a rich sort of nuttiness running underneath to amplify a wonderful aroma.
The taste was extremely nice through the rich caramel malts and a delicate nutty flavoring.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation ends up being somewhat smooth and creamy but still lets in enough harshness.
Overall, whoah, where did this come from Schmaltz? Good job with making a very good Vienna Lager. rajendra82 (1092) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2008
The 22 oz. bomber was adorned with a label befitting a funhouse theme I associate with Coney Island (although I have never been there personally). The Beer came out orange amber in color with some chill haze. Carbonation was fine and gentle, which made me wonder if this was bottle conditioned. The aroma was very toasty and caramelized and was layered with a follow up smell of spicy noble hops. The taste was well balanced between the simple bready sweetness of caramel malts and surprisingly bitter hops. Not watery like most Vienna lagers, this was a flavorful and caressing treat. Went fabulously with a plate of Indian cashews and Marcona almonds.
scotch4281 (39) - Hollywood, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
A hoppy beer, that I was very happy to try. I was not disappointed at all and really enjoyed drinking it. I would purchase again. Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Probably the first good lager I ever had. With actual taste, it left me quite surprised. With hints of caramel and bitterness, but all at a subdued lager level. I found it to be very spicy and herby as well, but all within a comfortable range. I rated it so high, because this is what lagers have the potential to be, instead of light piss water. SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 29, 2007
pours a clear orange/amber with a large off-white head. toasted malt and hop aroma. awesome flavor with tons of bready, toasty malts and fresh green floral hops while keeping a light body. a fantastic vienna. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Appearance: Pours a nice, orangey-copper body with a full, frothy off-white head. Tiny-bubbled effervescence.
Smell: Mild, toasty caramel maltiness with a touch of graininess. Bright Saaz noble hop bouquet with further notes of grass, citrus, and floral to enjoy as well.
Taste: Light caramel and pale maltiness with a slight toastiness and sweetness. Lemony, grassy, even herbal hop flavors with a medium bitterness is fast on the malt’s heels, though. Hint of orange. Floral, fruity finish with a lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: That being said, I defy any person with a soul to not enjoy this Vienna. Cybercat (5830) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Aroma is strong and malty with just a whisper of fruit - banana on second examination. Color is a dark honey-amber, not like your typical lager, and with a nice thick off-white head that sticks around for a bit. Flavor is smooth, malty with a fair amount of hoppy bitterness and a trace of fruit. Hop flavor dominates the aftertaste. This is rather different from what I expect when drinking a lager.