Scipio (1082) - 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. tmoreau (4365) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2009
On tap at Lunar Brewing for the Metropolitan tapping. Poured a clear, deep reddish/gold tone, with a slowly diminishing, white head and nice, clingy lacing. The nose had strong malt tones with a touch of toastiness and noble hop aroma. The flavor added to these a light hop bitterness. Lively carbonation. Finished clean and lightly dry. Very quaffable. mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle. light orange color with a foamy white head. tasty beer. Good to have a Chicago local beer. Sweet taste with a nice hops finish. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle from a new Chicago brewer picked up at the Binny’s in Orland Park, Illinois: Nice pour, a clear orange body with a tall off-white head. The aroma was sweet, lightly toasted malts with a touch of caramel. Just a bit of earthy hops are added to the flavor to keep all that rich sweetness in check. Nicely brewed. Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade with guyinchicago. Pours a semi-clear light golden amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of golden and caramel multi-grain malt, some citrus, white bread and a touch of tropical fruit. Taste is light bodied, some carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, some flowery hops, light citrus zest and a touch of popcorn. Finish is semi-dry with a short lived caramel and flowery hops aftertaste. Has a tad extra hop bitterness for most Vienna style beers I’ve head but still a decent micro craft beer.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2010
G: Poured into a Pilsner Urquell pilsener glass.
A: Pours a transparent gold, typical pilsner color. The head is typical of the style, although slightly reddish, and measures about a finger and a half. Large rush of carbonation. Decent lacing as it goes down.
S: Grainy and slightly sweet. A little grassy.
T: Slightly grainy and sweet, following up on the nose. Not much at all of a hop presence, though it is slightly bitter.
M: Starts out smooth with mild carbonation. No alcohol bite. A very light mouthfeel.
D: In a style that is quite drinkable, although not the best tasting variety that I’ve had. It’s nice to support a local up-and-comer, and I really like the idea of the lager-only brewery, so I’ll probably go with this one from time to time. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Light copper pour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt. Taste is a light sweet malt, crisp finish, light biscuit. Nice lacing. TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2009
pours light amber and a little hazy aromas of pale malts and hops flavors are of caramel,bread,and hops just a little light and thin to qualify as a world class veinna FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2009 Thanks to my girlfriend Molly for buying me a six pack by surprise, she’s so sweet. Pours light golden brown with a small white head. Aroma is very malty caramel and toast, really picking up those Vienna malts. Some subtle hops give it just a hint of spice. Flavor starts a very sweet caramel and lots of toast and a bit nutty. Finishes very smooth with very little hop presence or bitterness. Just a strong creamy malt character. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Not a bad beer, easy drinking and refreshing. Reminds me a lot of Fat Tire, just a little hoppier. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Lightly hazed amber to tan colored liquid. Small, but stable, off-white head. Grains and lightly toasted malt aromas. A hint of grassy hops as well. Fairly thin in feel, but doesn’t seem watery. Actually has a lightly oily feel as it warms a bit. LIght sweet start with just a bit of caramel. Herbal hops in the middle dry things out. Finish and linger are earthy and dry. Lightly astringent in the linger. The late bite takes away from the overall smoothness, but still better than what I would have expected.