heavy (2911) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 2, 2011
25/08 0.33 l bottle from from Coop store, Gradisca d’Isonzo. It poured amber body with smaller to medium sized head that disappeared soon. Sweet caramel and wood aroma, touch of alcohol. Fine, slightly bitter wood and earthy flavor balanced with lot of sweetish caramel. A bit strange and interesting, but pleasant. Medium bodied with a bit more pronounced dryness in the finish. Pretty fine, though nothing special for a vienna really. Marko (6290) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 25, 2011
Another one of heavy’s. Tiny white head, lovely full amber body. Woody sweet caramelly malty nose. The nice, sweet woody maltiness dominates the taste, quite earthy. Gets a bit dry and bitter at times. More complex than it seems at first. Good job. OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2011
0.33 L bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Coarse white head with fish-eyes. Body is brilliant, light orangey-brown. Aroma of light bready and caramelly malts, with a light sourish smell. Well prononced earthy and grassy hops, as well. Sourish-sweet, toasted malt flavor. Caramel and bread tones, and a suitable grassy bitterness. Mid-bodied. Sourish-sweet peppery caramel ending. A pretty good Vienna. Davros (3338) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2011
Pours dark amber with a large, fading head.
Nose shows lots of caramel and melanoidins. Pretty good stuff.
Very similar flavours but a cooked vegetable character creeps in which detracts from the sweet malt.
Nice light body and moderate carbonation. Sigmund (8031) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 330 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet Vika. ABV is 5.3%. Deep golden to amber colour, large white head. Moderate aroma of malts and caramel, a hint of chicken manure(!). The flavour has also some malts and caramel, and is otherwise bland and boring, nearly void of hops.
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear, copper-red in colour with a good off-white head. Aromas of sweet caramel and slightly toasted malts. Taste is similar with notes of bitter hops to help mute the sweetness. Finishes just slightly bitter. The taste probably doesn’t live up to the appearance and to a lesser degree the aroma, but overall it’s still a very nice beer. RuneStumo (2734) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2011
02.07.2011. 0,33l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Bergen - Valkendorfsgaten. Golden yellow colour with white head. Aroma is malty, with medium to thin body. Moderate to low on bitterness. Its the malt that gives this beer its flavours. Short, and rather thin aftertaste. Rune (13770) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2011
330ml bottle picked up at Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo. Clear amber body, two-finger beige head, spotty lacework. Smell of grainy malts, mid-sweet. Brittle caramel in flavour, next to candy sweet. Short lived ending with malts that are more sour than bitter. Drinkable, though (Tromsø, 12.06.2011). gam (4142) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2011
Creamy head mild carbonation clear copper pour aroma sweet sugar grassy caramel flavour grassy sweet not overdone cereal caramel nutty taste not much bitter normal vienna finish sweet a little rough grassy cereal taste sweet malt nutty aftertaste okay eczematic (1326) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2011
Quite drinkable and well made, malty and sweet but dry in the finish, soft mouthfeel and nice earthy malt low notes lingering in the finish. Aroma is sharp and worty, toasty and lifted by a touch of floral hops. Only slight dodginess is the weird black banana (chess set) flavour in the aftertaste. Nice head that settles in little icefloes, Czech style. In fact reminds me of Czech polotmaves.