bhensonb (15976) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy ripe peach with a creamy near beige head. Starts a little sharp citrus quickly followed by mild roast caramel. About med body. Flavor is light caramel with some citrusy bitter. A light beer, but a good one. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Fresh bomber. Dark, hazy, slightly ruddy brownish-amber body. Small, quickly fading blanket of cream colored foam for a head. Skinny, drippy arches and flares of lace. The nose is malty, showing nicely caramelized sugars and baking bread dough. I get a hint of crusty cookie, and there’s a slightly odd alkaline note. It’s very slightly tinny/metallic, but not annoyingly so. Hops are floral and herbaceous, suggesting of sage and maybe some drying grass. Flavors largely follow suit, mostly malty, but sufficiently hopped with unique green herbal notes. There’s a mildly acidic tang that tends to cut through the doughy, bready maltiness. The palate is moderate in stature and well carbonated, drinking fairly easy, and finishing with crop, cleaning action. Decent little beer here, but nothing special. SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 11, 2011
22oz bottle. a bit of hazy in this orange beer with a small white head. nose of sweet white cake and mostly floral hops to me, but there’s some orange/apricot too. malty flavor with vanilla moderate sweetness and mild bittering hop(apricot) finish. medium body with a juicy texture. haven’t seen anything from this brewery for awhile. this one is good! SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Never been the biggest vienna fan but this was decent .. . light tan .. medium foam head, dies down a bit- light lacing .. . light malts, breakfast syrup also .. . pretty simple, but nothing offensive either .. . . Let’s kick some names and take some ass. jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2011
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.
ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2011
22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Appearance: Ever so slightly hazed, amber-orange body with a smallish, frothy (for the time it’s around), white head.
Smell: Homemade apricot jam spread over lightly toasted bread and biscuit tops and a teeny tiny sprinkling of herbs and old dried lemon peel.
Taste: Bready malts forward with some slight chewiness to them, gaining some biscuit-tasting momentum, while delivering a scant caramel sweetness. It has that tangy apricot fruitiness noted from their other brews. Minutely herbal, dully citrus-hinting hops with sufficient bitterness to balance. Drying, tangy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Certainly a non-traditional Vienna, what with it’s ale yeast strain producing a scorching case of fruitiness that starts to become grating after awhile.
A fairly uncommon style in the commercial beer world based on it’s hybrid-ish origins. Normally this beer is brewed with a lager yeast which would help to better distinguish the malty richness and lighter body of the style. Pours a light copper with a few scarlet highlights, minimal foam and a noticeable amount of haze. Aroma is of light melanoidin malt, light caramel, and a tiny bit nutty. Tastes fairly sweet up front, caramelized grains, with a medium body, adequate carbonation and a medium dry finish. Slight amounts of diacetyl are detected, but not enough to be off-putting of this ale. A decent attempt but the caramel type sweetness is a bit strong whereas there should be more of a brothy or meaty malt backbone. marcus (10878) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours copper with a rocky beige head and a sourish toffee aroma. There is a chewy caramel malt flavor that has a slightly sour grassy taste and a dry finish. It’s a little bit off. radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Poured a orange/amber color with a pretty thick white head, slowly dissipating. Aroma is a bit on the sweet pale malts side, flavor is also a bit unrefined but drinkable. dwyerpg (6498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 28, 2011
A light aroma of something that I can’t identify, but don’t really like. First sip has some hops right away, than malt and very tinny finish that is quite bad. Not that good.