bytemesis (8430) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear copper, small beige head, decent residual and lacing. Aroma is a bit unappetizing, caramel, rotting grass, corn syrup. Flavor is much better, medium sweet, light bitter, corn and caramel. Medium body. jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle sample at Under Brew Skies. Deep gold pour with a small head. Brioche bread. Toasty grain. Earthy grass. Drinks Relatively full, some toast grain. Light grassy finish. Strong carb. PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2005
12 oz bottle - Old Chicago Pizza - Apple Valley, Mn. Light copper pour which sports a light white head with good thick lacing. Somewhat of a caramel aroma, not overly prominent. Has a good, sweet malty flavor for a lagerwith some sweet caramelly notes and a nutty undertone. Decently thick mouthfeel for a lager. Not bad. drfabulous (7950) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Very basic lager. While a Vienna is the Rolls-Royce of lagers, it never impresses me. A rich marzen is much better. Not a beer I’d buy. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel-brown color with a large foamy beige head that left good lacing. The aroma was faintly tart with a note of cherries. The flavor was caramel, nut and sweet malts with light notes of cherry and berry. The finish was long and tangy with notes of nut and berry lingering. Medium body. Decent.
BuckeyeBoy (7683) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2006
On Tap. Pours a nice amber color topped off with a nice cream head. there is a hint of citrus and a hint of hops. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Bottled. Poured a clear lighter shade of caramel with a rather short-lived cap of off-white head. Nose was sweet with lightly-toasted caramel and some floral hops. Flavor was about the same, but felt like there was some artificial sweetener in there... lightly-toasted caramel stuck a bit at the finish. Lighter-bodied and smooth... ’cept for the finish. Bitterness rose toward the end, leaving a citrus and floral impression. Powerfully mediocre brew. Strykzone (7363) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2007
You gotta love that malty aroma. Amber in color with a nice thick head that stays around enough to provide a smoothness as it is sipped. A nice little zing to the flavor. Perhaps some hops sneaked in to give it a hint of a tart bite. This is primarily a malty beer with a nice roasted flavor. I like a sweet malty beer and this one pitches to my wheelhouse. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Pours a transparent copper orange with a nice, frothy off-white head. Toasted sugary caramel malty aroma has a touch of grainy Vienna malt and subtle lager yeast. Body starts with a pleasant malty sweetness revealing some earthy noble hoppy bitterness toward a smooth, bittersweet toasty finish. Fairly well-balanced and true to style, just not all that interesting. wlajwl (6814) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Relatively thick malt presence, not much as far hoppiness, but that’s expected. Good beer to drink with spicier foods that are flaming hot, puts out the fire but not too sweet.