jayzz (480) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Enjoyable light tasting beer without a lot of bitter in the long finish. Clear, cold and foamy. fidemaster (336) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Aroma is caramel, and spicy hops. Beautiful Amber color. Starts off sweet, caramel, honey, malty. Following is spicy, grassy, bitter taste. Has clean finish, and creamy. Excellent Lager! TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 Clear rust. Wispy collar of eggshell foam. Aromatically malty, with polished notes of fallen leaves, poundcake, molasses, jelly cookies, marzipan and honeysuckle and candied fennel seeds (Hallertauer). Unabashedly malty and rich with chewy browned biscuit notes and a zingy hop licorice hop tickle. Flavorsome oily hops ensue and boost the hefty yet clean and vivid maltiness. An artfully incorporated splash of orangey fruitiness provides brightness and induces saliva, before a palate-cleansing mineralic firmness and lager-yeast snap confidently arises. Vibrantly sappy residual sugars give a maple sugar effect which dovetails beautifully with the earthy dried leaves and nut skin malt. Very cleanly fermented though and not at all overly sweet. Exemplary malt definition. A lightweight dusting of hay rises above the sturdy browned biscuit notes and ripe poundcake malt, which almost suggests the mouthwatering succulence of melanoidins. Hallertau-derived honeysuckle and herbal shades elegantly pervade and maintain balance with a nectarlike sweetness. A glimmer of hop spiciness and hop leaves seamlessly fuse with dried leaves as poundcake, cookie and hay dust linger. Even in in Franconia it’s very rare to find maltcentric lager with this kind of refinement, but the brewers have done exactly that with this lovely Vienna. While this is a full-on pastry-rich malt bomb, it offers a little bit of everything, namely a delectable punch of orangey fruitiness and German hop sparkle to complement the intricate maltiness and to attain harmonious balance. Perhaps a touch more cleanness and a snappier, more mineral-rich body to assist with the residual sugars would take this closer to 4.0 level, but all in all this is a refreshingly unpretentious and solid example that does nothing wrong. heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Dark copper colored body with a white head. Nose is caramel with some fresh bread dough. There is also some nice almond character. The taste is doughy with caramel and a little hint of celery. There are a few black pepper notes. Pleasant and sweet, this is a smooth drinker. wlajwl (7198) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Aroma is an even mix of hops and malts. The flavor is mildly sweet and malty, along with a clean and hoppy finish. Simple but effective.
wxman (1865) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear golden with a big white head. Bread dough and mild hop aroma. Sweet malt taste, dough again, slight grassiness, crackers and mild hop bitterness. A really good lager! Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Tap at Pour House. Clear copper orange color. White bubbly head. Big malty aroma. Soft caramel grains, floral hop notes. Malty sweet aroma, floral hops, caramel notes. Low bitterness. Finishes fairly crisp. Very drinkable.
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Clear copper with a small white head that lasts a while. Slighly bready aroma, with sweet toasted malt and some mellow floral hops. Nice crisp flavor with more citrus on the finish than the aroma had suggested. Pretty refrezhin. Leighton (22769) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle at Ben and Alida’s wedding - Chicago. Pours clear, deep copper-gold with a white cream topping. Caramel and bready malts in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with notes of cereal, rich bread, light berries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish with some toasted grains, caramel and light, leafy hops. Pretty decent amber lager. Scipio (1269) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Pours a clear amber with a medium, bubbly white head. Malty aroma consists of caramel, nuts, bread, and earthy malts. It isn’t very potent though. The taste is bitter. Its exactly like the nose, only stronger. Caramel and earthy malts come through on top, and they are pretty heavy. Bread, nuts, and floral hints are found underneath. Caramel aftertaste. Medium in body, smooth in texture, and average in carbonation. Very easy to drink. As this one advertises, it feels like it will go well with just about any food pairing since nothing is too extreme here. Enjoyable.