FlacoAlto (4216) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2008
A vigorous pour yields a three-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is an amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, deeply reddish hued, copper color when held up to the light. The aroma is a nice mix of dry & sweet malt notes and a touch of spicy hop character. Ample toasty malt, biscuit notes and bread crust aromatics mix in with notes of caramelized malt sugars, and a soft, berry like fruitiness. The hops seem to accent the berry notes as well as provide a touch of herbal character. This is most definitely a malt dominated beer, but I like the mix of malt notes here and the hops add just a little something to the aroma.Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Quite spicy tasting, much more so than the aroma would have suggested; the beer has notes of grassy herbs, woody black pepper and an underlying spicy herbal note that is quite noticeable throughout each sip but most noticed up front.. This is still a substantially malt driven brew though as flavors of toasted biscuits, toasted whole grain bread, browned soda crackers and lots of spicy rye notes. This has a light grain / malt sweetness to it that is a touch caramelized in character. That berry note is here in the flavor too and still seems to be derived from a mix of malt and hop notes. This has a light-medium heft to it that keeps this from being a beer you could pound. It is a touch viscous and this really adds a nice texture, which in combination with the grain makes this a chewy brew.
This beer is quite spicy, I think this is driven by both the hops and the rye, either way it makes this beer quite interesting. One of the tastier O-fest beers I have had in a while and even though the rye is non-traditional, I really like its addition to this brew.
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Mondial 2009. Thought I coudlnt get this in the US, but now I realize I can- and I probably will. Shit is good!!!! Pours a nice deep coppery almsot amber with a nice lasting beige head. Aroma is nutty good toasted malts, toffee, and fresh baked bread with hints of burnt edges. Flavor is lightly hoppsy- herbal and slightly spicy, tons of bready biscuit malts, light toffee, and good fresh munichand hints of light burn and fresh herbal and floral hops. Finsih is a lsight bit mineral and good clean bitterness- smooth. Great Vienna. Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2010
I like this a lot.The taste is something akin to a dunkle but orange amber in color like a Vienna only unfiltered and hazy and made w/ the use of caramel malt, which is not typical of either style, and roasted barley which is forbidden by the Reinheitsgebot. The nose is fantastic, mildly sweet and bursting w/ malt character and a faint dusting of either very fresh noble hops or a bit. The flavor is nearly so good w/ notes of chocolate and more malt nuances coming to the light as it warms slightly, all balanced by a mild hop presence. My one complaint is that the carbonation is overly mild, leading to the impression of wateriness which never suits any beer. Overall, this is simply a fantastic lager bier made somewhat close to several traditional styles w/o being a perfect match for any of them. This is one I intend to resample in the future. I can see myself being fived by this sucker if they ever make a small adjustment to the level of carbonation. Blom (848) - Sorø, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Amber with a fine head. Perfumed and bitter aroma with a very nice flavour of orange, caramel and bread. It is extremely refreshing and by far one of the best viennas I have ever tried.
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Slightly hazy, reddish amber appearance with a small, off white head. Malty, sweet aroma. Earthy, malty, grainy (rye, maybe), spicy, decently hopped taste, with the sweetness of the aroma no longer evident. Bitter, medium bodied mouthfeel, leading to a lingering finish. Very flavorful.
ganache (6029) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle. Nose sweet and citric with pale and caramel malt, nice musty hops. Deep copper-orange pour with a densely rocky yellow-beige head.
Crisp and lightly bitter taste
caramel and roast grain with light smoke, subtle lemony citrus sneaking in with those musty hops, faint toffee in the bg. Touch of grapefruit, a little dust and grain. Lightly spicy, bready, with both featuring prominently in the very dry aftertaste. Medium / slightly lighter body. Deliciously earthy - a lot to like here! Fin (10820) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2008
Picked this up from Beer Merchants, Cave Direct, cheers Phil L Had this outside Frank (Camper) in campsite by the sea 17-09-08 Pours amber with white head. Nice toffee and malt flavours in fact quite toffee appleish, nicely bitter in the right places. Not too sweet, some vanilla fudge on nose, really decent beer. BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2009
Poured cloudy copper. Caramel and malt aroma. Creamy, buttery mouthfeel. Taste of buterscotch, caramel , fruit and earthy hops. Ver ynice. Nisse666 (7778) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2010
Fruktig doften, fudge, bread.
Citrus, krämig känsla. Kraftig efterbeska. Hermod (8194) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2010
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma is bread, roasted malt and some smoky notes. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel + liquirice? Nice balance, not too sweet. Very enjoyable.