slowrunner77 (11912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Clean and crisp as advertised. Good malt bite to it, with a hint of Carmel and bread. Not bad. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 8/10/15. From a trade with IslandHaole. Thanks Dan!shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Slightly cloudy amber color with a small white head.
Caramel, fudge, bready malt and mild hoppy dryness in the aroma.
The flavor is dry hops, mild bitterness, bready malt and some dark sugary sweetness. Decent.
Bottle. Hay, toffee, and roasted barley malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet nutty toffee malt and lightly bitter dry hay flavor. Good body. A good Vienna. KyotoLefty (10194) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 19, 2016
Tap at Bud. Copper-gold color, clear and quite pale for the style, with a fine head. Light to medium malty nose with a touch of caramel and very light hops. Toast malt flavor, touch of caramel again, peaches, a bit roasty with decent bitterness and maybe even a touch of booze. Nice drinking. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2015
12oz bottle, from my local kroger, split with jstax. Bottled 7/01/15. Clear amber red color. Thin off-white head. Loose bits of lace. Up front, I get corn, vegetable, DMS. Some toasty malt, bit of caramel, and bigger spicier pepperiness. moderate sweet, light bitter taste. Medium body. Kind of crisp, mild soft lighter to moderate carbonation, mild slick finish. I have a lot of respect for sierra nevada, and really high hopes for this one, but it was pretty sweet, plain and disappointing over all.
arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, bread, some dough, some spicy notes, some nice grassy notes, touch of red fruit. Taste is a mix of grass, spice, yeast, bread, some doughy notes into some toast, slight red fruits, finishing slightly sweet, slightly dry. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2011
Pale golden pour with a tight creamy white head. The nose is fairly lean with a lightly toasted nose. Bright, fresh maltiness with a distinctly minerally/herbal hoppiness toward the finish. Really bright, fresh and clean. Easily quaffable quality. Easy to drink, well-balanced and quite tasty. There is a kiss of noble hoppiness on the finish that just comes across as a bit of light spiciness. onceblind (9405) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Clear brilliant copper under a thin foamy white head. The nose is very biscuity and grainy-earthy. The flavor is a tad bit large and bold for its style, which I have no problem with, but the flavor profile itself is a bit too toast and biscuit for my taste, with amber grains and a lager yeasty finish. A bit doughy sweet throughout. 3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
From bottle. Clear copper with a short head.bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Red apple fruitiness in the nose with maybe some metal notes; simple malt, little aroma hops, but clean. Medium-light body, a little syrupy across the middle, growing bitterness late. Nice flavor balance, but it’s nothing to demand your attention.
Draft. Amber beer with a low whitish head. Low spicey aroma. Light caramel and spicey flavor. Medium bodied. Lingering spice.