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98
style
RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The rich amber color and caramel flavor of this beer are derived from the generous amount of caramel malt in our recipe, with just a dash of roasted unmalted barley for a subtle toasted flavor in the background. The sweetness, body, and mouth feel tell you that this is an all-malt beer. The finish has a balanced edge of Willamen and Casade hoppiness which cuts through the malty character, leaving a clean palate which beckons for more. Note: the terminology of "stein" refers to the appropriate drinking vessel and not to a type of beer made with hot rocks.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
Pours a very pretty amber with a nice big off-white head. Aroma is of malt, light fruit. Flavor has a great apple taste to it. Very refreshing, easy to drink. Would take another in an instant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2005
Bottle courtesy of csbosox: Amber body with red highlights, small off-white head that quickly fades to a ring around the outside of the glass. Aroma: slightly acidic caramel and light fruity notes dominate the nose with the barest hint of spice, sweet grains, spicy hops. Medium bodied, soft-medium carbonation, wet. Taste is midly acidic sweet caramel and toffee, malt, fruit, cookie dough, bread, pine. Finishes sweet with the light acidic malt taste balancing things nicely, leading into a mild hop bitterness. A well crafted lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2005
Pours a bit lighter than I thought it would, and the malty aroma signals the taste to come. Caramel and toffee malt tastes dominate, with some whitebread toast flavor peaking near the finish. Immeadiately after this toast flavor, the hops start to shine with a mellow bitterness that nicely rounds off the beer. Body is wet and light, but this seems to work well for the taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 6, 2005
In the bottle. Pours a hearty amber with a fluffy yellow head. Sally the cat types this about the beer while walking on the keyboard: wssssssbnnnne9oooooo. Decent malty aroma. First flavor is a slightly sour surge. Follow this with a weakly hoppy taste. This is the closest beer Ive ever had to a cheese taste. Odd. Light palate and well carbonated. Leaves a lasting bitter taste that is not particularly pleasing. If this is an all-malt beer, does that mean that this brewer usually uses adjuncts?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Medium amber color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel and fruity. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. Nice slightly toasty malt front. Lively carbonation, but a touch watery. Nice drinkable Vienna. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is malty and slightly sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Bottle. Thanks to joeybgood for this! Pours copper with a small tanned head. Aroma is malty and leaning towards sweet with nice caramel notes. Lighter hops in the nose as well. Taste is sweet and malty with more caramel. Ever so slight hoppiness coming through to balance this nicely. Light bitterness. Body is smooth and creamy with light carbonation feel. Finish bring more of the hops forward along with light bitterness, creamy malts and caramel. Nice!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Came to this with high expectation based on the recommendation by a trusted friend. A little disappointed. Poured copper with an off white head. Slightly funky aroma. Some pears, caramel, malty, cookie dough. Medium bodied. The flavor was mildly fruity, malty, some caramel. Just not impressed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (6046) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2005 This brewery continues to impress me. Several of their beers seem to rely on sweetness through heavy malt, and it works well for them. This beer is all about malt; it is there in the aroma and very much so in the flavor. Sweet, and the "subtle toasted flavor" is clearly present but not dominant. A great Vienna, and there are not many of those.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Reminds me of beers from Sierra Nevada. Floral note on the aroma. Although it is an all malt lager it tastes to me of hoppy notes, maybe just imagined.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
The brewery tour is wonderfull! The brewery bartender told me this is their best seller, and I must believe him. Beautiful to see, smell and drink, and i do whenever Im in Milwaukee.


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