HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Murky oarange with much head. Not very much aroma either. Good clean malty character but not much more than that. I think maybe the sample was not in the best shape though. ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2004
a pleasant beer from schell. drank a bottle that was offered as part of a tip on a pizza delivery. sweet, malty, a bit smoky... well crafted. not world class but, a solid brew indeed. bien. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2004
In the bottle. Copper orange in color. Large bubbles in the head and coating the side of the glass. No lacing. Bitter taste up front. Malt flavor then announces itself, but not loudly. As with most of the Schell beers, this one stops just short of great. Sammy (12382) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2004
Nice malt and balance with carbonation. Nice copper head. Drinkable, good example of type as not too sweet. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2004
Color is a clear orangey, head is a thick, fluffy white. Aroma is sweet and fresh, with touches of citrus,sea air, and a whiff of caramel, maybe. Palate is smooooth, with a trifly, tumbling texture for the tongue to play over. Very tasty, and sweet, and the malt's really pulling it's weight.
Very rich and satisfying, and not as thin in body like others of a similar style. If I can name names, I'd be happy if this one was the default beer everywhere on earth, like Samuel Adams is. It has a firmer body, and is malty, hoppy, malty, hoppy, a beautiful tango, back and forth, the two keeping pace with one another and surprise and delight the palate.
Again, a great lager. "All malt Vienna Style Lager" What, are they sneaking something else into their other beers? Do I have to keep an eye on those guys in New Ulm?
Nonetheless, Firebrick's a winner.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2004
Roasted caramel sugars, a somewhat burnt edge that maybe contributes to it's sour-ish ending. Lemon and ouzo too? A little hop bitterness mixed in the sweet sticky finish. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Good malty taste, malty aroma, that goes down nice and smooth. pretty good balance but not as good as other of their beers such as the pale ale. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Dark amber with off-white head. Complex aroma of vanilla, licorice, maybe caramel. Some sweetness, honey in the taste but the whole combination just doesn't make it. heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Nice lighter red color. Agree with Wabash, has maltiness and a fairly light flavor. Definitely better than most other Viennas out there. Just enough hops to keep it interesting. WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2004
A nice sweet malty aroma complements a good, medium copper appearance in this vienna. Flavor is light, but not too light, with a nice sweetness that is well balanced by a light/medium hop bitterness. A nice vienna!