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RATINGS: 550   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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3.3
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2007
This just isn’t my thing. I know plenty of people who drink nothing else. Caramel and smoke with lots and lots and lots of malt flavor. Just not me, though. Interesting that the "serve in" descriptions don’t include "stein."

3
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Reddish amber color, thin head, and a nice hoppy nose. Watery caramel/malt taste, with a nice amount of hops.

3.4
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Sweet malt, caramel aroma. Amber color with an off white head. Sweet malt, caramel and roasted malt flavors. Crisp hop finish. A nice example of the style.

4.2
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2009 This is a very enjoyable Vienna with a fair amount of hop bitterness but this beer is balanced. Page 273 of MJ’s Great Beer Guide and only 146 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

2.5
theOptimator (385) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Appearance is hazy copper with small tan head. Taste is caramel malt forward, honey. A very sweet beer. Palate is medium +. Overall not my favorite. To sweet for a Vienna. Not crisp at all.

3.2
MaltOne (380) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Aroma is slightly yeasty and caramel. Pours reddish amber. Pillowy white head, that recedes to an outer ring. Flavor is a lightly roasted malt center with dry, slightly spicey (cloves, resin) finish. Medium light body. Very drinkable, nicely balanced.

3.8
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2002
Murky amber color with a thin but persistent off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and almonds. Flavors of chocolate toffee and a slight astringent finish. No hop feel that I could detect.

3.4
dekester1 (368) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2010
In my opinion the best of the Lakefront brews I’ve tried to date. The tapper poured a nice dark amber with a good head. Aroma of mainly malt and hops. A smooth malt taste with a decent hop ending that was nice. Overall, this brew satisfied nicely. I will likely pick up a sixer at a future oppertunity.

3.8
drywallman (367) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2003
The caramel malt was very apparent. Almost overdone. This is a very 'sticky'sweet beer. Not a lot of hops. I prefer more, but this is a good lakefront beer.

3
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007
pours a thickly chill-hazed orange-tinted red, with a fairly thin off-white head that collapses fairly quickly but sticks around as a collar, and laces a bit. sweet malty nose has caramel notes and a bit of fruit. nice enough, but not very "lager-y". flavor starts somewhat sweet and juicy, then finishes with a nice rush of spicy hoppiness. very round. mellow beer - seems to be dominated by a caramel maltiness. good enough, but nothing terribly special. as it warms, some toffee notes become more dominant.


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