mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2004
A lot of quality in here, but these heavy, hoppy beers (a la Sierra Nevada) seem a dime a dozen to me. If I want to take a half hour-40 minutes to drink 1 beer, I’ll take a bourbon or a glass of wine. IndianaRed (4615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2004 Bottle Pours a red/copper with a very large foamy off-white head. After this finally settles, a thin layer remains to bolster the decent lacing. Aroma is malt and applesauce. Som edakr roasted grain. Nice rich flavors. Carmel, hops and a little smokey. Deep and..well...’noble’... Rounded complex taste. Feel is rich and soft, with a woody and not bitter after taste. Quite good.
Thanks to EddieG for the trade. MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2004
I really enjoyed this beer. Had an amberish colored appearance with a very nice aroma. Has a great taste too. WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2004
A very good vienna. Crisp, with a full flavor and nice color. Really a pleasant brew and easy drinking. Another worthy offering from Great Lakes. garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2004
This one poured a thick tan head over a very dark burgundy-hued body, witha malty, caramelly odor. Its tasty was fruity and complex... an excellent Vienna-style brew!
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 I just bought a GL sampler for $6 what a deal, this was one of them. Carmel colored, translucent pours with a small tan head. Amora is carmel malt, sweet with a touch of saaz or hallertau. Flavor is bitter/sweet. Balanced finish. Very good beer jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Pours a big rich tan head. Beer is slightly cloudy, deep red brown (as ambers go, anyway). Nice caramel nose. Full malt flavor. Caramel or toffee, maybe honey. Rich and heavy on the palate. Nice use of hops. Surprisingly high alcohol. Very good overall, just a bit too heavy for this style. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Lightly hazed copper body with beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, strong toffee/caramel. Taste is medium sweet, toffee/caramel, light earthy. Light-medium body. The toffee, without more, is just too overpowering to me. frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 Dark amber color with a medium white head. Toasty, caramel malt aroma. Lightly sweet malts with notes of caramel, toffee, and toast. Well balanced by moderate hop bitterness. Finishes with some honey and light fruity sweetness. Very enjoyable. jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 16, 2004
UPDATED: APR 25, 2005 First real Vienna. Pretty good. Red with a tan head, with a great balance of malt and hops. There was one interesting fruity flavor that I can’t identify.