1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Only $1.19 a bottle. Poured a thin off-whitish head on top of a bright reddish brown opaque body. The head quickly disapates and has trouble sticking to the glass. You can see the bubbles perpetuate through the body. Aroma is bready and floral and hoppy. Flavor is not bad, and only lingers on the palate for 10 seconds. Smooth, lightly roasted malts and a nice Saaz hop, there’s some sort of light fruit in the background. Very excellent tasting malty beer. The palate is very pleasing, soft, velvety, and non-lingering. Very "clean". A pretty tasty Vienna. Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2005
More hops than malts in this. Light citrus hints with a tiny bit of bitterness. bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2005
This vienna pours cloudy and has a prune color. The aroma is malty and the flavor is sweet and malty. I could not detect any smoke or fire flavor as the label may lead you to believe. The body is thin and smooth. Not bad. BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Well-balanced aroma with a malt base and flowery-hop backdrop, hinting of caramel. Nice red-orange color. Flavor and especially the body fall flat, however: a sour mix of malts with little else to speak of, in an extremely watery base. Trying to be tactful in stating that the finish has hints of underarm odor! Still quite drinkable in the sense that it’s easy to guzzle down so there’s only one instance of "finish" per bottle, and the beer buzz is pretty clean BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Bottle: Golden hue with a small fading head and no lace. The aroma has notes of vanilla, bready malts, toffee, aromatic german hops (Saaz anyone?), and apple peel. The taste has a smooth malty note with a light bitter and fruity finish. Not too complex but easy to drink. The feel has a soft velvety texture which added to the overall enjoyment. A solid brew and pure Vienna.
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 22, 2005
shaker / eww, stinky aroma. i don’t care to sniff it out anymore. okay... fizzy pour. bah. stinky. caramel? forget it. perhaps it’s a bad bottle because the score is currently 3.24 yet i hardly believe it. basically, this brew tastes like sweaty flowers dipped in caramel. it prickles, and leaves a strange aftertaste. meh. Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Not bad but the malt tastes a tad stale-ish...? Maybe some oxidation going on there. Hops are nice, with good bitterness and a decent floral note in the aroma, but the malt doesn’t mesh with them, more’s the pity. A dull angry red color with slightly off-white head. I think this is from Grainbeltguzzler. Thanks! incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 Quite tasty MN brew. Roasted goodness abounds in this craft. tastes a little bitter at first i think ,but goes away after a few quality sips. whiskeyfairy (27) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Pours small head with a dark amber color. A little cloudy... could have been the light though. It looks and smells a lot better than it tastes. Smooth but somewhat flat. Could use a little more carbonation. Nothing too impressive. Where’s the Zing??? DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Bottled. I belive this was my first beer in this style, back when I visited the Schell Brewery a few year ago. It seemed very likable then, though there are few faults when I try it now. There is a good Vienna malt smell. It pours a nice red with little to no head. Taste is rich and malty, but has the phenolic tang of peated malts. So a bit off, but that’s the risk in this style. Definitely worth looking up if you get a chance.