22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2011
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. ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2011
22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 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.
22oz bottle: Pours a clear orange bronze with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet grainy malty nose with a hint tart fruits and noble hops. Starts with average fullness and light malty sweetness with a good balance of bittering hops before a drier finish. Might have a slight infection going on, but it’s showing up more in the nose than the body. osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Pours a hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is very faint and of malts. Flavor is sweet malts, bread, and light fruit. A strange tart/sour finish. PorterPounder (8364) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Tampa, FL - Total Wine - 22 oz bomber. Pleasant light copper colored pour with a thin light white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a small trace of lacing. A bit of a malty aroma uponing opening but fades quickly. Hard to pin down the flavor - a little bit of caramel sweetness - but slightly artificial, some ripening vegetable notes. Mouthfeel is a bit "off" - overall - had much better Viennas.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
10/23/2011. 22 oz. bottle from Total Wine. Light amber color with a white head. Caramel aromas with light malt, fruit and light hops. A bit bland and boring. JFGrind (2074) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Apple aroma, light bodied amber Vienna with grainy malt flavor, and sour aftertaste. Paired with Danish Blue and Philly Soft Pretzel the thin palate of the Vienna was evident. I picked up a bomber @ Total Wine Claymont, De for about five bucks, deduct a two dollars and I believe we have come to a fair price for a bomber. Strykzone (7807) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Bomber from Hayduke. We had a bottle together via facebook chat. This poured cloudy tea colored and had a nice off white fluffy head. Some light fruit and malt in the nose. The flavor is much too sour as if it were over hopped. That sourness is pervasive. Some light fruit, malt, and spices are tasted but the sourness cannot become overcome. hayduke (5732) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours hazy amber with a light tan head and light lacing. Nose is caramel malts and dome citrus. Medium body. The flavor is lightly roasted caramel malts but there is a hop bitterness hat is not really pleasant, and some sourness that dominated the finish. Not a very enjoyable beer. TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Copper pour with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel and dark bread with soft, spicy hops. Taste is spicy hops, caramel, dark bread and soft berry/fruit notes. Body is light-medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more spicy hops, soft fruit, caramel, dark bread and malt notes.