17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2009
Pours a murky but see-thru dull brown with a medium sudsy frothy beige head. Rich malty grainy aroma, lightly fruity. Flavor follows, similar to a bock, rich lightly roasted malts, some breadiness. Fairly balanced. Medium body lighter drinking with sharper carbonation. A nice beer and fairly drinkable. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor during the brew day. Cola brown with red tint, beige, small pancake head. Aroma is grainy, slighlty sweet, slighlty fruit with good malt presence. Flavor is dry malt with subtle sweetness, a little grain and subtle fruit. Medium body with light carbonation. A nice, malt forward vienna. BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2009
Rich amber brew with ruby highlights and a decent head. Malty aroma of dusted malt wafts off the glass, strong Vienna malting. Flavor is similarly emphasizing the Vienna as one would expect from this style. Malt ball body, toasted malt, with some nutty maltiness as well. Well-balanced maltiness, refreshing and flavorful. Quite enjoyable. Ratman197 (15628) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle poured a clear b rown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, carmel, cocoa and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, dark fruit and ligfht earthiness with a smooth grainy malty finish. mjg74 (3204) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle from Valley Farm. Dark amber in color upon pouring. Sweet caramel/toffee aroma. Some malts as well. Sweet chocolate flavor up front. A little watery. Finish is somewhat lacking.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle. Lovely aroma, slightly musty and bready, with yeast. Deep reddish-amber body, substantial off-white head. Flavor is subtle and robust, roasty, breadish, with malt and some nuttiness. Lingering sticky finish. A really delightful beer. SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 13, 2009
clear bronze under a small beige head. aroma of metal coins, toasted malts. moderately dry with some honey, tobacco, and caramel and nuts. CanIHave4Beers (4241) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Crushed at the Hessen Haus. Totally pleasant but nothing remarkable.
Pours a hazy dark brown without much head, and subsequently without much lace. A nice malty aroma has some sweetness and a little bit of coffee. The flavor is sweeter than it is dry and has pretty pronounced coffee characteristics. What I like about Pinkus is that they always seem to do something different, this is a very clear exception.
Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, nuts, caramel), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of DMS.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation.
Meh. Not a lot of character and a little unclean. Watery and kinda fizzy. Passable at best. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle, Stubbies & Steins. Hazy copper with thick bone-colored head. Diacetyl mars the aroma, which is also yeasty and sour but has some bready notes too. Weird sourness and a slick mouthfeel signal that this bottle may be off. I can tell there is a good brew under here but the sourness is killing it, it’s a shame.