TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2005
This beer has a very nice color and body, but a slim fading head. The smell and taste are sweet, with maybe some roast, and full of flavor on the palate. The aftertaste is bitter-sweet. A very, very good Vienna. Braudog (6900) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Bright red with an average head that unfortunately didn’t last long. Subtle caramel carries the aroma. The flavor is likewise caramel-based, with a syrupy-grape finish. Decent enough to drink some more. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
Diminishing white head, clear earthy amber bnody. Leafy, slightly caramely nose. A slight earthiness matches the generous cerealic malts with ease. Dark grapes and biscuit flavors are plentiful, but I certainly expected one of the top vienna to be richer, it is a fairly hoppy example, in a most leafy way, possibly spalt hops or a similar type. Slightly vegetal, heavy munich malt does, almost roasty at times, dryish. light bodied, gentle soft carbonation. ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 22, 2005
A light malt smell with some hops. Amber color in appearnace. Starts with some hop bitterness and finishes sweet. dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2005
A toastiness that cooled me off on a hot summer day. I need to make an hour trip up north to visit this fine brewery.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Amber copper colored beer. Very malty aroma. Carmel malts and mild hops make a nice aroma. Nice smooth flavor and a great malt sweetness. Again, carmel malts are taking the upfront possition with citrus hops sitting in the background. Nice clean beer. brentfeesh (1216) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Drink by April, 2005. Pours an amber-brick color. Not 100% clear but not hazy. Minimal carbonation and a small white head. Sweet malt and lightly fruitish hops on the nose. Flavor is very well balanced. Malt and hops (citrus and spice) compete for some dominance but none really gets a big leg up. Malt is ultimately what you have to discuss here. Sweet caramel and general maltyness (toasty is an after thought). Really very nice and quaffable. Not a huge lager fan but his one is on the money. twindadplus2 (743) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Deep red with a brown tinge to it and a good light tan head. Aroma is dominated by fruity hops and caramel malt. Taste starts bitter then is balanced by the roasted malt flavor. Bitter, smoky finish that rounds it out nicely. A very good beer (although I would still pick Lakefront’s Riverwest Stein over this one). sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2005
From a bottle, at home, into a pub glass. Wonderful deep red/orange color with a modest, rocky and well maintained head. Nice aroma from this one (others tasted like they weren’t stored well for some reason), smells like a lager, but a tad more rich, with a bit more fruity hops. Taste follows the aroma with a bit more emphasis on a deeper version of the typical lager malt flavour. A beer does lots of things well but is not in any way exceptional, nice and casual, great with grilled food (such as german sausages). pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Bottle at Panini’s on the OSU campus. Sorry, but had to blow through this one and get a draft of Blue Moon - another example of a style of beer that just doesn’t do it for me.