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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An amber lager that is mildly sweet with a light hop finish

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2002
I like it too, Michael - it's the best of the beers Sean brought back from eccentric day, IMO. The flavour is big and spicy, and the cludy orange is delightful.


3
GTown (127) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Very smooth. Some hints of a wheat offering. Drinkable and a good starter brew to set up your palate.

3.3
jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2004
not a bad beer. rather simple, but certainly drinkable. typical dark malts in the nose and body with slight bitterness in the finish.

3.3
Silphium (3269) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Has a dirty copper body with abundant sediment and a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, with pears and spicy, grassy hops aspects. Body starts with fruity (pear) malts which are quickly followed by spicy, earthy hops and biscuit/toast. hennes is right- this does have a wheaty, tangy flavor to it. Luckily this bottle (along with my last Kraftbrau) was not overcarbonated. Has a spicy aftertaste. I'm not the biggest fan of the style but this is a decent offering.

3
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Fairly average to good across the board. A light malt taste is present, which adds to the beer's taste, but in no way, makes it a flavor powerhouse. Amberish in color, with some light caramel present. A good offering for new-to-micro drinker, but it could use a titch more flavor.

3.5
MaBeer1972 (2222) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 14, 2003
Bottled. Thanks to PsychProf for this one. Cloudy amber hue, interesting aroma... Somewhat yeasty, perhaps, with a very mild fruity/citrus smell. Nothing like other Viennas I have tried. Very smooth drinking and nothing to smat the finish up. Pretty nice.

3.7
BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2003
On tap in KZoo: Light amber hue with good head and lacing. Tart fruit, crisp yeast, mild toasted malt, and a hint of wheat aroma. Starting tangy and crisp, malt sweetness appeared on the finish to make this a nicely balanced and smooth Vienna style lager. Thin to medium-bodied, lively mouthfeel with a very slight metallic feel. Very enjoyable brew, if in the Kalamazoo area, would recommend giving this one a spin.

3.8
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Huh. This is pretty weird - the thing tastes remarkably witty and even has the rollicking cloudiness of a good wheat brew. The flavour has some wit characteristics, too - spice and yeast and citrus and a good peppery tickle in the throat. It has a medium body rendered light and delicate by the flavors. Probably it's main distinguishing characteristic, though, is it's explosive bottle conditioning. It reminds me a lot of my trading days and those over exuberant bottles of Georgia microbrew. The rise of lace just kept coming and coming ... inexorable and lively as the sediment flecked roll of clouds in the glass after.

3.5
Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Rerate: On tap at the brewery. Definitely not spoiled as the bottles I had were. Has a really strong sourish malt component. Smacking hop bitterness rolls in a bit later. Good. Original: Dry with sourish malt components, plus a good hop bite. The aroma was fabulous, and promised a more normal, sweetish vienna than what was offered. Still, I liked it far better than the other 3 raters here. Not nearly as good (within style or overall) as Kraftbrau Helles, which is tremendous!

1.6
JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2002
Light copper with the most head of all 12 Kraftbraus that I tried at their little brewpub. Nearly identical to the Mexican beer Negra Modelo except a bit fresher.


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