RobertDale (6209) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Comes clear amber with an average tan head. Aroma of malt, grain, and grass. Taste is grain, sweet malt, and caramel. Nicely done. Enjoyed with Gene.
Travlr (23604) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Clear amber color, small tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of nutrlla on toast. Taste is smooth, nutty, burnt caramel edge. Nice.
theisti (4064) - Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz Anniversary Willebecher pour at the brewpub. Pour is a clear copper with a well formed one inch white head. Head falls slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is faint toasty grain, followed by some hay and grassiness. Taste is straight forward cereal grain, clean, with a mild sweet midway through and crisp grassy finish. Palate is thin with a medium level of soft carbonation that make this real drinkable. I have only had a few Viennas, but in my limited experience this nailed the style.
beastiefan2k (3822) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shaker @ brewpub. Now I loves me a brewpub Vienna, usually a good chance for the brewers to flex their malty lager muscles. And while this nailed the style, it again was too perfect and came off as slightly boring. The caramel yet clean lagered malts come through with light cocoa as well. But.... meh. I actually got a bit too much of the hops than I would like for the style. Super easy to drink and I could definitely put a few down but I would like something a bit more interesting here. Actually, reading the description of this beer is more interesting than the beer. I wonder who the art fan over at Free State is. But again, congrads to the brewers for hitting the hammer on the nail but old news as far as I’m concerned.