RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Winey and somewhat toasty, red-brown and sparkling clear. Round, nice body, fruity, yet not too sweet. Ale or lager this? Clean finish that doesn't pucker. Thanks, David P.!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2004 Color is a deep amber with a frothy head that lasts a decent amount of time. Initial taste is a little sweet, but not too sweet. The good part is that there is a nice medium body to back up and balance the sweetness. Overall, I like!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Beautiful deep amber color with nice carbonation and a medium head. This beer is very smooth with a hint of sweetness. Very Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2394) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Piney hop aroma, which threw me off a little after reading the "ALL MALT AMBER LAGER" note right in the middle of the label. Amber lager's or Viennas, for that matter, are not known for their hops, and with a statement like "All malt" I expected no hops. Promising. Body is an attractive reddish amber with a small, whispy off white head. There are some visible particles, but not enough to make for as much as a cloudy appearance per se. Excellent lace. Initial mouthfeel backs up the aroma in that there are indeed hops. There are hints of thinness in the finish, but there is enough substance here to carry it. This beer is totally falsely advertised. It is a sweet hoppy beer, albeit with an abundance of caramelly roasted malt. Is it balanced? Yes. However, it's primary flaw would be that it is a little overly sweet. Still, this is very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
wow, I got my share of this in over summerfest 2003. dark burgundy hinted body, off white head. caramely, sweet and a bit floral. somewhat roastey and grainy, but caramel is most prevalent. ripe fruits, and toasty caramelized grains. cleans up well. bers like these are what make lagers so appealing to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Malty, slightly hoppy aroma. Flavor of dark fruit and oatmeal, with a dry finish. Ample carbonation helps cut down on the malty sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Hoppy fruity aroma full hop taste with oily textureon tonguefades into malt taste with a little bitterness. Complex and satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5915) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Slightly hazy dark amber colour with a very dense off-white creamy head. Smells of hops, a bit of sourness, malt and even a slight sweetness. Medium-bodied; Spicey character and taste with a bit of the malt showing through, but hardly any of the hops. Aftertaste fairly bland but pleasing. No really bittering characteristics on the aftertaste at all. Overall, a decent beer...I don't think this is a Vienna...but whatever. I'm very lucky to get a bottle of this...thanks go out to CaptainCougar for sending me the twelve ounce bottle! Thanks Tom :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Very creamy flavor and beautiful color a must-drink Milwaukee brew. Another great beer from a great brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2003
So my best friend and I have made a Saturday tradition out of going down to Lakefront Brewery (as it is about a mile from my house), and doing the Brewery Tour. For those of you who have taken the tour, you know it consists of buying a LF Brewery Pint glass with 4 chips for free beers in it. Well, my friend Jen and I have never really seen any point in taking the actual tour (well occasionally sneak downstairs to where there second taper is and refill our cups for free), as we end up getting (at least) 5 beers (4 there and one at either Nomad or Walskis) for $5. What a great city.

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