daviddeep99 (9) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - MAR 18, 2002 does not count
Sweet and malty, and very satisfying to drink. One of the better Schell offerings, and always a pleasure. 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! robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Cloudy Orange Coloring. Little Head. Not alot of aroma. Bitter Taste. Very good Beer. islay (2775) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Malty, slightly metallic aroma, with citrus sharpness. Pours a sparkling amber/tan with a large amount of frothy cream-colored head; translucent. The bubbles are large in quantity and long-lasting, along the lines of a champagne. The flavors are subtle but quite pleasant. FireBrick is surprisingly hoppy given the aroma and the style. Otherwise, the tastes are typical of those of a good Vienna. Crisp, lively, drinkable, and refreshing in the palate; light to medium body. This is an appetizing lager. It seems as though it would hold up well to multiple tastings and large quantities of consumption. I suspect it would also pair well with pizza. BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Nice aroma, very sweet and malty. Good body with a mild caramel and malt flavor. I like the slight tanginess on the finish.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Hazy amber with a thin white head that goes away quickly. Aroma of caramel, toffee and sweet malts. Taste is very malty with caramel leading the way. Creamy texture to go with a medium palate and a mild bitter finish. One of the better Vienna beers I’ve had. mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Copper color with a creamy tan head. Caramel aroma with a rich, roasted but sweet and malty taste. Hints of bread and caramel in the flavor. One of the finer brews from Schell’s. mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass.
Color is a golden bronze. The beer looks dark, but you can see right through it. Pours a light tan head that leaves great lacing.
Smell is very malty. Roasted malts with hints of carmel. Taste is of roasted nuts and the same hint of carmel. The taste is mainly malty, but there are some slight earthy hops present.
Mouthfeel is very rich and creamy. The beer goes down with a slight bitter aftertaste.
Overall this beer is easy to drink and could be a wonderful session beer. It is a great beer, however the taste becomes more and more of a typical lager after a while, and I am more of a fan of ales.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-02-2009 21:00:41 wlajwl (6815) - 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. Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
This Vienna Lager from Schell’s is a good one. It pours a dark copper color and has a slight scent of malts. As you drink the carbonation tickles your mouth but it finishes nice and smooth to the point that you don’t even notice you were just drinking a beer. A nice find for a colder night.