Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Whisky malt red beer.
Note: New recipe from 2008, gravity went down from 16° to 12°, alcohol from 7.3% to 5%.

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brewtalita (330) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 16, 2016
Golden, clear. Low head. Aroma maltforward, very subrtle smoke. Palate medium, low carbonation. Taste balanced, yet subtle, sour tones in finish. Medium-bitter finish.

rusos (751) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle from Spar. Golden colour, white unstable head. Aroma malty, grain. Taste is malty, grain, some hops. Bitter in aftertaste. Nothing special.

tricksta_p (4658) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is strong sweet malt, caramel, buttery notes and some alcohol. Flavour is unpleasant malty sweetness. Body is medium. I don’t like this at all, overpowering nasty malty sweetness. Onedimensional and unpalatable.

peponi (1864) - Hannover, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2016
Aroma: roasted dark malts, malty, something like skunk. Appearance: clear golden-amber color thin white head. Taste: medium herbal bitterness, malty, some woody notes, stalky, quite dry, skunk. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, malty finish. Overall: Rather bland beer, nothing interesting.

Sdaniel90 (1082) - Mexico City, MEXICO - APR 11, 2016
Bottle, 33cl. Deep amber/orange with a frothy tan head. Strong aromas of corn with hints of roasted malt, Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Medium sweet corn and malty character into a fiery, dry whisky bitter finish, Disappointing, but pleasant.

Beggard (65) - - APR 5, 2016
UPDATED: APR 5, 2016 Aroma almost does not exist, slightly alcoholic. Slightly darker lager. Watery taste and some bitterness in the aftertaste. Not to recommend.

Werckmeister (3184) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 28, 2015
0,33l bottle at home thanks to my gf. BB 07/2016. copper / redish clear shiny color, small to medium big white head. smells of cardboard, light sweetness, honey, a bit peppery, spices. not too crazy about the smell. medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes caramel, lightly bitter, some citric notes, tobacco, plums, some stale hops / a bit cardboardish again. finishes lightly bitter with peppery notes and some fruity notes. not a fan, drinks a bit harsh.

koshack (1812) - Gdañsk, POLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Ciemnozłote, zmętnione. Piana drobna, biała. Opada do kożuszka na powierzchni. Aromat słaby, lekko słodowy. Trochę nut drewnianych. W smaku wytrawne, lekko goryczkowe. Ale tez słabo. Miało to być piwo wędzone-bardzo słabe. Po ogrzaniu wychodzi więcej nut wędzonych i zwiększa się goryczka. Ale nadal słabe jak na słodzie wędzonym whisky.

dnicolaescu (2567) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 20, 2015
BOTTLE 33 CL. Slightly hazy deep amber, off-white sticky head. The aroma is full of aromatic Vienna malt and bread, very light spicy notes - could be peated, but it’s more like hops. Taste: very malty, not necessarily sweet, nice spicy hoppy finish. Had a beet of that vegetable/tomato off-flavour. No peat here, but it is nevertheless a very decent amber lager.

van_Arnsing (1) - - DEC 10, 2015 does not count
Das MacQueens Nessie Bier kommt aus Österreich - daher passt der Name irgendwie überhaupt nicht, sondern soll wohl lediglich die Verbindung zu Whiskey darstellen. Was dieses sog. Whiskey Malt Red Beer außer der duchaus hübschen Farbe noch mit Whiskey zu tun hat, bleibt mir verborgen - geschmacklich jedenfalls nix. Geschmacklich habe wir es hier mit einem normalen roten Lager zu tun - glatter Durchachnitt, nicht mehr, nicht weniger.

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