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RATINGS: 557   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
alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small disappearing off white head. The aroma is sweeter caramel malt, herbal hops, and some nuttiness. The flavor is sweet caramel malt, toasted bread, and a touch of spices. Medium mouthfeel and very smooth drinking. I like this one more than I thought I would.

1.7
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
[ Keg ][ 5oz ][ Lakefront ][ $1.50 ][ Plastic Cup ][ 8.18.14 ]
>> Clear deep orange pour, weak head. Nose is super sweet malt. Sugary taste, grenadine and sweet cherries, sticky, cloying, all sugar. Nope.

3.2
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2011
12oz bottle. Mildly hazy amber color, minimal off-white head, Some lace. Light body, lighter carbonation. lighter malt aroma, caramel, some tropical fruit. Nice, dark sweet/savory taste. A drinkable brew with a light but pleasant aroma. Not bad.

3.3
arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Pours clear reddish orange with nice lacing white head. Aroma of some pine, metallic, caramel and some nutty. Taste is some pine up front, caramel, grain, and biscuit sweet, and a clean slightly bitter finish. Not bad.

4
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2007
12 oz bottle. Deep amber colour, chreamy tan head. Lovely deep malty aroma, toasted malt and soft sweet caramel. Quite clean smelling and very fresh. Moderate/light bitterness but just enough to balance the chewy sweetness. Very nice vienna.

3.1
3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2010
rerate. caramel orange/red colored body. nose is highly fruity (esters are high) for the style and slightly phenolic as well. rich, creamy, mildly sweet, medium chewiness in the finish. could benefit from more dryness as it would reduce the chewy/full/rounded feeling in the finish, but overall it’s mild and tends to the sweet side (low hop flavor and bitterness) with basic munich/two-row/car-pils. if I had to guess I’d say american-made german bock style, the fruity esters and phenols being out of place in proper german-made lager. my notes from 2003 seem to be more positive but that’s too long ago to have any faith in understanding where my palate was at.

3.2
bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Bottle. Copper beer with an off-white head. Mineral. light spice, malt aroma. malt flavor with some spicy noble hop backing. Lingering malt sweetness, spice, and grass. Medium bodied.

3.1
blipp (9168) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper orange with an off white head. Sweet malty aroma with some bready notes and faint hops. The flavor has sweet and toasty malts, some bready notes, and some light hops in the finish. Decent.

3.2
drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Had on tap at that one mystery restaurant in Milwaukee - can’t remember the name. Decent Vienna fo sho.

3.4
Svesse (8577) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2010
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Amber colour with huge, off-white head leaving traces of lacing. Malty, clean nose with notes of bread and caramel. Malty taste with bread, wort, hints of caramel and a touch of orange peel and dried fruit. Medium body with soft mouthfeel. Medium spicy bitterness. Balanced sweetness. Not too exciting, but a well balanced and tasty vienna.


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