michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malts, nuts, Ringwood yeast, and some caramel. Poured copper/amber in color with a large, dense, rocky, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malts, nuts, oak leaves, and some caramel. Medium body. Thin, dry texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, malty, nutty finish.
malrubius (2721) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle in half mas. Brown with lasting head and lace. Very caramel and bread. Toasted caramel flavor with lager grassiness and a tiny bit of wateriness. Medium-light body and carbo. For a Vienna, I think this is quite good. Overall, if you like carmel-tasting dark lagers, this is a good one. I’m enjoying it.
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is sweet and somewhat sour with grain, hay, grass, and herbs. The appearance is deep amber with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma with a cereal finish. The palate is thin but OK. Overall its a quality beer but I am just not into it. It reminds me of an Oktoberfest beer.
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dänemark, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2009 Clear amber with medium off white head. Sweetaoma with toasted malt, rye bread and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with malty, caramel and grassy hops. Finished dry.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a a medium brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is nutty roasted malt and weak coffee.
Flavour was much lighter than the aroma and the body seemed thin.
Repeating the nutty tones and thin roast malt/coffee. Some toffee sweetness. Flat finish.
A bit dissapointing.
notalush (5796) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear, dark copper, with a thin ring of foam - aroma of raisins, dark german breads, buttered toast - the flavor is not as sweet as the aroma - some moderate noble hops at first, making way for toffee, prunes - bready/doughy through the middle - a little bit of sweetness - gets dry and nearly tart on the back end - clean and refreshing, with a little bit of wintery spiciness way in the background to make it a little more interesting - not bad, just not all that memorable.
g2bfry (49) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deep, somewhat cloudy, brown with a short brown-beige top. Aroma of pumpernickel, coffee, butter, and toffee. Medium-full body with good carbonation. Flavorful malts of toffee and caramel, with buttery hazelnut flavors fading in strong, and a smooth root beer and sour whiskey finish.
yespr (42113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Mild spiced and slight roasted cornish aroma. Mild breadish and dry malty with a light spice note. Mild spiced and roasted into the finish. Lingering roasted and breadish malty with a light bitterness.
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, slight but long lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, bready, a faint sourish twang, perhaps from roasted malts. Flavor is bready with a bittering dryness on a slightly roasty finish. Not bad, had more in common with a schwarzbier in some ways.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown pour, amber hue at the edges, good clarity, soft off-white head. Toasted malt nose, lots of bright yeastiness and that hop character to the finish that all of their beers seem to have, a bit of a fruity mineral note.