5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Bottle: Fiery orange, fairly clear, moderate fizzy off-white head, falls quickly, spotty lacing, light carbonation. Pale bready aroma, very subtle grains, slight sweetness. Otherwise very non-descript for a Vienna. Malty tongue, soft sweetness, slightly bready, with a tinge of graininess. Clean, with a straw/grassiness that lingers. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Not as rich as other examples (Eliot Ness for example), but bigger than many others and also fairly clean. Not big, but still enjoyable. Thanks Jordan! wlajwl (6813) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Aroma is grainy malts and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is malts, a hint of hops and a sweetish, smooth finish. ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Best Before October 2005 bottle from Liquor Mart. Consumed on 11/30/05.mansquito (6438) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Rusty copper colored beer, lightly hazy with just a trace of yeast settling out on the bottom. Some brighter strawberry red hues and an off-white head with fair retention and lacing, eventually receding to cover. In the nose is a lightly sour note, perhaps munich grains, and a hint of dry fruits (unripened berries, unripened nectarines). Dry, husky malts on the end. Smells just a touch metallic at first, but this passes. The flavor has plenty of medium-dry caramel, soily, lightly bitter hops and dry breadiness lingering. Moderately crisp yeast on the finish as well. Carbonation is moderate, pretty average for the style, while it has a lightly watery texture, though it’s not thin by any means. Surprised to find this is 6% abv, as it masks that very well and comes off as a very low gravity, albeit well-malted, session lager. Very even maltiness, not the most complex, but does provide bread, fruits, biscuits and light hops.
Whole Foods, Bowery 355ml can ($3): Pours clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel and a bit of dirt. Taste is malty and somewhat bitter. Sweetness is there, but it is held in check. Well-balanced and easily sessionable. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2005
Pours copper with a creamy white head. Smells of oranges and sugar. Tastes of caramel, and vanilla ice cream. Interesting beer, but off on taste.
kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Biscuit and bitter malty Carmel taste. Rather unpleasant though. 12oz can poured in park city nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2009
12oz bottle. Cloudy, amber-orange brown color. Thin, fading head. Sweet and malty, medium bodied. Caramel notes, pretty middle of the road. Some toasty amber notes. Easy drinking, but lacks much depth. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Thanks Kyzr for the bottle. Golden orange color. Very thin white head. Definite grassy and spicy aroma with some fruity malt sweetness too. Maybe its apples? Toasted caramel malts, some sweetness and an awesome earthy crisp finish. Has a cider like quality to it too. A tasty beer. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Looks like a vienna. Amber color with a moderate dark cream colored head. Bottle indicates best by end of August, I hope it was 2003. By the aroma I'm not sure. Caramel malt and cerery aroma. Flavors are slightly off. Malt and honey flavors with an acerbic undertone. Some real off flavors. I know this has come up in the forum "should you rate a dated beer?" I have been remiss in replying, let me state here - Hell Yes! Let the brewer/distributor know there is dated beer on the shelf and someone may find it, drink it and let others know it is not a good beer. Maybe it is a great beer fresh, but if the distributor and store does not care, it can reflect badly on the brewer. My $0.02. Will rerate next time I ski at Jackson Hole. thedm (6184) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2003
This brew poured a small head of mostly lasting white bubbles that left behind a good lacing and a transparent orange colored softly carbonated body. It has a smooth mouthfeel, a mild malt hop aroma and flavor.