BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 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. Ernest (7694) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle (bottled Apr 14, 2014).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Simple and mild and a bit too sweet, but clean and reasonably pleasant. BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 27, 2017
500ml bottle thanks to Toby pours out a crisp copper amber topped with a sand head. Nose is great rich malts plenty of cereal some light floral notes. Taste is more of the nice malts light toasted malts some sweetness. VastActiv (7069) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at Belmont Station, Portland. Bottled on 1/12/15. Colour is clear deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, some sweetness, caramel, some dry fruits and malts. Very pure like all the others beers from Heater Allen. vyvvy (6465) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours fairly clear copper / orange with a white head. The aroma has smooth toasty malt, lager rounded notes, fresh bread and light hazelnuts. It has a medium body that is fairly smooth and has semi-soft carbonation. The flavor begins with dry caramel malt, crackers, crustiness, woody hops and some spice. The finish has dry toffee, pepper, spice and paper / woody notes. Nice lager.
Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Reddish brown, sizey beige head. Smells like rye toast, with a touch of grass. Smooth and crisp palate. Hints of caramel, stone, rye and grass. Nice depth of flavor. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. It pours a clear amber color with an off white head. The aroma is berry sweet with light cherry syrup and Munich malt richness. The flavor is dry and floral with dark Munich character. Toasty with multigrain complexity. Strong, grassy dry bitter finish. Wow. One of the best of the style I’ve had. luttonm (6271) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle in Portland. Creamy foam on darker, rosy copper body. Fantastic Vienna, rich bitter and copper. Absolutely the Vienna I’ve always hoped would exist.. Takes the style and really elevates it. Dark fruit, astringent delicious malt. I adore this. Bitter, astringent finish. 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.notalush (5875) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2011
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.
This just isn’t fair - sure, your pils was out of this world, but your Vienna, too? - a truly lovely balance of crisp, crackery malt and spicy hops - again, like the pils, words do not do you justice - underlying toffee and toasty malt richness, while still retaining a dry, crisp character - full and refreshing at the same time - I want a pint of this every day for the rest of my life - it just isn’t fair.