robforbes (2228) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a clear copper with a thin white head, and some lacing.
smell is of spice, malt, and some caramel.
taste is creamy, spice, malt, a little roastiness, and some caramel. ends on the spicy side.
akim (8) - Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Probably the most unimpressive offering out of Full Sail’s lineup. Not a great aroma. Taste is...not very good. Somewhat unpleasant. I wouldn’t pick this as a cheap beer at a bar, rather skip to BMC or liquor.
bubbleflubber (2208) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper into the glass, with a pocked eggshell head that diminishes to trace lacing. The nose is of a pils lager, unmistakenly, of spicy hops. The flavors follow suit, with some pie spices available, pale malt, lemony citrus, and a lightly bitter back. The palate is crisp and the mouthfeel medium-light for the ABV (although not high gravity, still substantial). The body feels a bit thin, though, leaving the overall impression a bit wilted and watery. An "ok" Vienna, as Viennas go.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours chestnut brown with dark orange edges and a 1.5 finger off white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Sweet malt aroma with hints of spicy, earthy hops. Hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit countered by grassy, spiky hops. Not bad smelling, just kind of bland.
Medium bodied with a decent balance of sweet malt and earthy hop notes. Hints of caramel, toffee and hazelnut followed by grassy, spilt hops. There’s also a lactic diaceytl presence which is off-putting and slightly sour. Just really odd tasting.
TURDFERGUSON (4056) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bott.e Reddish, murky amber with a small off-white head. Nose is grainy, light bitterness, light red fruits. Flavor is icky, some grains, light fruity. Meh.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: deep coppers and garnets under an off-white head thick as bready, fading into bumpy clumps and sticky lace. Swirls with an even thicker blanket.
Nose: whole wheat breads and butter. Peppery and twiggy in the back – dry stale whole peppercorns and brittle twigs. Apple flesh long turned brown and soft. Generic cupboard spices.
Palate: whole wheat and whole grain breads with a bubbly mouthfeel. Mildly dry finish. Massive buttered apple flesh in the middle. Finishes with dry old apple skins in the back. Spice and twigs grab the back of my tongue – abrasive. Feeble whisper of honey sweetness along edges before butter resumes control.
Final Thoughts: a revisit with this particular beer from Full Sail is definitely in order. Way too much diacetyl and far too little nondescript spices. I expect better from Full Sail which is why I fear my bottle long passed its point of no return.
djd07 (13711) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear orange gold with a small frothy off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is bready malt and spice. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet caramel and spicy finish. Easy to drink a very good vienna from Full Sail.
rougeau13 (2882) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a tiny off-white head that fades quickly to a ring. Aroma of toast, caramel, spicy hops and leather. Taste is toasty and more hoppy than is typical of the style. It’s pretty clean and refreshing. Light bodied, dry and slightly bitter finishing. Not bad at all.
alexsdad06 (9962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma has moderately sweet malt, biscuits, and a faint hint of citrus hops. The flavor is a pretty straight forward lager; clean, toasted bready malts, mild sweetness with lightly spicy hops. Decent for what it is, but not very exciting.
Braudog (6582) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red, indeed. Nicely active, with a huge rocky head. This drinks with a nice full body, rich with well-rounded caramel, and just a bit of an appley finish. This is one of the better, well-balanced fest beers I’ve had in a long time. (#4483, 2/23/2012)