bhensonb (15097) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours amber with a creamy/foamy beige head. Beautiful. Aroma is spice over mildly bready malt. Near full bodied; spritely carbonation. There’s a lot of malt here. Also a lot of spicey/herby hop. One of the tastier Viennas I can recall. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Sample poured at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Full Sail makes some solid beers and this is one of them. Big fresh grain and complex malt nose. Body was balanced, crisp, fresh, satisfying and had a delightful, but not overbearing Vienna fruit edge to it that added a fun touch too the beer without getting weird, as I think it does from brewers who aren’t good at lagers or who don’t know how to malt the style. This works. Drinkable, seasonable (as opposed to being a sticky, somewhat boozy bock), and fresh. notalush (5867) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Okay, so number 4 was a slight misstep in an otherwise solid run - this one finds the brewers back in good form - nose is initially sweet, with notes of caramelized sugars - a bit of toasted grain and a touch of hops sit atop some fairly rich maltiness - full in the mouth - somewhat creamy texture - malty without being very sweet - just a hint of caramel up front and a bit of nutty character - a bit of toastiness arrives as the beer dries out, making way for some peppery hops on the tail end - a slight warming spiciness - simultaneously malty and slightly crisp - well done. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle... Poured amber with an off-white head. Aroma had some floral grassy tones with a light, honey and cracker malted grain sweetness. Perfect carbonation for the mid ranged body. Mild sweetness, some good hop balance and loads of cracker and biscuit malts created a wonderfully balanced lager. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle: Pours a nice orange copper color with a nice respectable head. The nose is fluffy and toasty with some crisp clean malts, ample biscuit and a light sweet underlying caramel note. Chewy mouthfeel with a nice moderate body and a clean crisp maltiness and lingering hop note in the finish. Very well put together and a balanced tail. Refreshing and big bodied all in one.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Amber, clear, good off-white, almost light brown head with good carbonation. Taste is a good maltiness - sort of a slightly toasted bread with a touch of sweetness. It very much reminds me of a thicker, fuller, Negra Modelo. I really like this style of beer. ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Very nice overall beer. Citrus taste with medium head. Great summer beer. Enjoyed SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 1, 2011
bottle. what ever happened to #4? disappointed i never got to try it considering the others have been so great. big fan! this one pours a clear brown/amber with a small, filmy, beige head. aroma of sweet light floral, sugary nuts and caramel. flavor is mostly nutty caramel malt and a hint of bittering hop. light body and a clean, moderately dry finish. another winner! TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Pretty deep reddish amber with a thick, steady, off white head. Nose is malty, toasty, some caramel, pretty on point for the style. Flavor is similar, light sweetness, malts, caramel, lightly earthy. Tasted very fresh, thankfully. Would drink again. Maybe the best I’ve had in this series. LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Interesting beer...aromatic, full bodied and hoppy, yet it looks like an amber. A note of caramel, but hoppy. I think I prefered the LTD. 04, but this is a good quaff.