wilnatp (719) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle. I lost most of my notes so I don’t have a description of the flavor or aroma. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2016
12 ounce bottle, 3/6/16. Dark amber, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, oak, raisin. The taste is raisin, caramel, vanilla, oak. Thin bodied, high carbonation.
kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a one finger fizzy beige head. The nose is sweet Vienna malt with a lighter accent of oakiness. Smells fairly clean. The flavor isn’t quite as clean though, it’s a but grainy in the middle after the sweetness fades. A gentle oak flavor on the finish. Light to medium bodied with a slight clinginess and soft fizzy carbonation. Not the most enjoyable, but a single bottle isn’t so bad. BlackBeerPG (987) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Taste: crisp, woody, oak notes, some hop, but malt forward.
Big oak woody malts nose.
Deep amber/copper color, clear with a large stick head of lace. Medium body. rondphoto (4517) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2016
bottle @ Whitey’s / Lawrenceburg IN --- Clear amber brown color, beige head, strips of lace. Taste is caramel malt with an overtone of oak barrel. A simple brew (aren’t most of Leiney’s?), but easy to drink, and a good choice when hops aren’t desired.
foyle (436) - North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2016
Poured from 12 oz bottle into schooner glass.
Appearance: a 1" off white head falls quickly with mild lacing. Color is rich amber, moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: mild overall with woodiness from the oak along with bready malts and some floral hops.
Mouthfeel: light and frothy with a fairly dry finish.
Flavor: malty sweetness dominates along with oak and vanilla. Mild floral hops.
Overall: not a world class vienna lager, but a decent beer. scarletfire65 (1534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Bottle at home. The aroma is is sweet toffee, leaves, tootsie roll. Way sweet up front, oxidized, dark fruit, fresh bready malts, lager yeast, caramel candy like Werther’s Originals. Lots going on, little or no oak at all. It’s not terrible, nor is it good. LinusStick (3533) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2016
Well I will say this beer isn’t terrible. Way too sweet and artificial tasting though. Aroma was alright. Very sweet with toffee and an odd juniper berry smell. Pour was a nice clear dark Amber with a one finger white head. Taste was sweet and thin. The malt and toffee flavors seemed forces and artificial while the slight oak note was barely detectable. Nice carbonation. Finhead (1849) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2016
A clear, deep amber pour with a white head. The aroma has sugary candy, caramel, and a hint of dark fruits. It has a light body with crisp texture and very lively carbonation. The taste is sweet with a lingering finish. coldbrewky (1731) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Direct from the International Society for the Suppression of Savage Customs, this beer should be included in Mr. Kurtz’s report. Nose of steamboiler on the fritz. There is something sickeningly over sweet about this beer. Even the oak tastes sweet, in a cloying kinda meh way. The horror is so complete that I can not speak its name.