Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
In short: An exemplary golden lager with a freshness sensation that you don’t expect from a bottled lager. Excellent.BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few days after receiving it from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Clear golden-amber body topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention.
In long: Aroma is discreet but very inviting when you bury your nose in a full pint. A toasted cereals freshness and also a freshness in the yeasty esters that I cannot put into words. Taste is expressive toasted cereals with just enough caramel, leafy hops, toasted bread crust, soft freshly baked cookies, some homemade iced-tea, dry tree leafs, grassy notes. A dry and refreshing finish. A full body that feels light. A beer with expressive sweet flavors but never actually tastes sweet. A freshness sensation that I normally only experience in brewpubs. Kick-ass Vienna that at times tasted a bit like a dunkel. Superb session beer that is really a standout in North-America where beers like this one are occasionally brewed in brewpubs but almost never bottled. This might be one of my rating ever, yesterday was dec 21 2012 and apparently lots of people are afraid the world is ending in 2012 because the Mayan calendar ends in 2012, well, I don’t wanna freak everybody out but my desk calendar also ends in 2012.
Bottle. Pours with a hazed orange hued body with a slightly off-white head. Aromas are fruity, bready, orange, citrusy, spicy, hoppy. Toasted malt and some caramel. Flavors are bready, toasty, cornnuts, nutty (nearly a victory like malt character). Some floral and citrusy hop character. Lively carbonation with a dry finish. mcberko (17820) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2012 22 oz. bottle, pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Nose is fully of dry woody caramel malts, some dry pilsner-like hops and bready tones. Flavour follows almost exactly the same, with dry, slightly woody, caramel malts, bready malts and a wonderful dry hoppy bite on the finish. Exceedingly drinkable and pretty much the pinnacle of this style. Solid stuff. skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Mmmm, Vienna...! Not often I drink one of these. This was nice a crisp with enough maltyness to make it near perfect. Hints of citrus, grass, sugars, and a light hop note. Good stuff!! j12601 (11706) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle that Max took to a tasting at Andy’s the day after doing a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white head. Big graininess on the nose, toasty and a touch of yeast. Malty and toasty on the finish. Tasty.
jredmond (8284) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle at Andy’s. Pours a hazy bright gold with white lacing. Aroma is fresh hop and clean malt. Mouthfeel is great with notes of fresh hop, citrus, pils, clean, malts. Yes. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2012
Tasted on 4/23/12 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle obtained in a trade with hannont. Pours clear orange amber with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thin lace, leaving soapy residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is nutty cereal malt and a lightly creamy aroma, with some pine needle and resin hops. The flavor is more of the same, with the nutty cereal and lightly creamy malt up front, moving to fairly intense bitter pine hops on the back. The body is fairly light with lively carbonation and a long nutty and bitter pine hops finish. cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottled. Pours dark orange with a lovely, fluffy off-white top. Good retention and lace. Aroma of toffee, caramel, earth, and dough. Medium sweet and refined. Light bitter attack followed by a nice dose of malt, minimally sweet. Medium body, thin-oily texture, average carbonation, and a solid, long bitter finish. Very impressive. brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 Brilliant copper with a lasting, fine-bead, cream colored head. Toffee, fresh dough, yeasty peach-like esters, and light herbal hops. The solid malt base is wholesome, like toasted seedy bread. The body is light, carb is creamy, and the lightly sweet flavor is superbly balanced with earthy herbal hops. Bitterness in the finish is pleasant and restrained. An absolutely delicious, extremely drinkable, 5% gem. keenanrobbins (19) - - JAN 24, 2012
Beautiful golden beer in a 22 with a stylish label. Light, fresh, and hint of fruit. More bitter than I expected.