RATINGS: 558   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Strong caramel flavor and very malty - Light, roasty body, and very smooth. A hint of nuttiness like a brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2003 This beer is quite malty with a hint of sourness in the flavor. Amber colored beer with nice head. Had a creamy texture and taste to the beer. Could use a bit more flavor than the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2003
Carmel or I guess "rich amber colored", translucent. Sweet malty flavor, very appropriate for the style. Lightly hopped. If Vienna is your style, I think I got a beer for you. Cheers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
Nice amber pour with a thin head. Nuts and malts in the nose and flavor, good balance of hops. Not the best, but an above average beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Perrik (4) - Vail Valley, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2003 does not count
The mexican's like it and so do the gringos. It has a nice after taste, great color, and a nice aroma. Definitely, Wisconsin pride...Go Brewers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2003 I have to say that, until this beer, I never really appreciated the Vienna style. That has now changed! A nice medium copper color and fluffy off white head nicely complement and surprisingly hoppy and delicious nose. The flavor is full of malty goodness, and also has some other very nice notes to it. Finish fades away into a nice sweet toastiness. A very nice beer, and probably the best of the style I've ever had!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Very nice clear red amber brew with a moderate bit of carbonation. Poured like a thick syrupy viscosity with no head. Very little lacing as well. But the flavor is very good. Very crisp with a predominatly malty flavor. Slight hint of spearmint as it closes with a smooth lightly bitter finish. Not complex but certainly very drinkable. Would love to drink this beer at a Milwaulkee Brewers game with about 3 hot dogs! That would be the perfect summer day. Thanks CaptainCougar for the local brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2003
Thanks to CaptainCougar for this one. People seem to compare this one with Great Lakes' Eliot Ness but it's not exactly a photo finish in my book. Pours a very clear amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is malty and a little nutty. Flavor did not have as much rich malt character as I would have liked, but it is easy to drink. There are enough hops in the finish to keep it interesting. I'd get this again but Mr. Ness is still Untouchable as far as I am concerned.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
flemdawg (561) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2003
A lot of people seem to like this beer. I have had it twice, once from a bottle, and once on tap. Neither impressed me. I really cant describe it. I am just not a fan of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 Brillant beer. I can not decide between this and Great Lakes Elliot Ness as to which is the best Vienna. Luxurious amber color that reminds you of a great whiskey. Full malt/yeast feel that leaves you feeling very satisfied. Goes great with pizza.

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