austinpowers (2828) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
No head, really. A touch spicy with noticeable hops. Jimmy Page? Of Zeppelin fame? Or is it just "James Page"? I dunno. OK and sorta sweet. Oddly, both malty and hoppy. Good! aracauna (3604) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Clear brown with odd grayish head. Light hops on the nose on thick malt backbone. Taste is good malt with hint of caramel. Floral hops play in the background. Good match with pretzels; brings out the malt. thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle. I’ve been a big fan of this beer both before and after it was brewed by James Page (now defunct) -- I had one recently and it tasted about the same. I think it’s something of a hybrid between an amber ale and a Vienna -- it’s darker and has more hop accents than a straight Vienna, but it’s not as dark as a true amber. A nice beer with excellent flavor and balance. buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Pours a medium clean amber and has a small quickly fading head. Aroma light malts, grains and traces of citrus. Flavor takes on a bigger malt tone. Also touches of caramel and bitter hops. Better than I thought it would be. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Brown color with a dirty tan colored head. Aroma of light toffee and caramel. Quite smooth and drinkable. Light nutty malt with a touch of dry caramel. Finishes unmemorially. A light vienna in style.
badgerben (5177) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2003
I'm not really a lager kind of guy, more porter and stout, but this one was okay. A little sweet, definite hops. Not too shabby. hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2004
I really enjoyed this one. There was a nice fluffly head, and the colour was a very sparkling clear copper type colour. The flavour was good, nice and malty with an excellent hop finish. Honestly the best of it’s category I’ve had so far. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Had this one bottled. Nice, deep amber color with a very thin head, quite clear, fairly simple but what Vienna Red isn’t? I liked it. joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Herman’s Package Store
James Page Amber Lager pours a beautiful crystal clear amber leaning toward orange. A one finger eggshell off-white head formed on the pour a fell down to a skimming. Leaves drink lines that quickly slide back into the body. Good looking brew.
The aroma is of 100% malt. Big on the Munich nuttiness malt with a pleasant lightly toasted grain quality in there to mix things up slightly. There are some fruity tones as it warms I can’t really put my finger on. Pretty straightforward but good.
This beer actually drinks good. The nutty chewy Munich malt comes through nicely on the palate. The fruitiness comes along just before the swallow. Surprisingly good.
Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Does get a little thin on the backend but doesn’t detract much from the overall mouthfeel. Slightly gritty finish.
This is a good sessionable brew I can see myself buying again. I really don’t drink many Vienna lagers but this is a good one.
This is a surprisingly good Vienna Lager. Truthfully I didn’t expect a whole lot from this brew but it’s a pleasant surprise. I don’t run into this style too often but this is a good example.
10/12/07 illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle from Alexsdad06. Thanks! Pours a solid medium amber with a nice beige head. Nice aroma of dark bread and lager yeast. Flavor is heavy with munich malts and bread grains with a moderate spicy bitterness to balance it out. Some toastiness on an otherwise clean finish. Not bad at all.