OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Pint @ Manteo location. Good aroma, sweet, yeasty, toffee, lite cherry. Clean orangy brown color, good head that slowly faded to nothing. Sweet flavor, kind of roasty, but like aroma, though it was a notch down from the aroma. Lite body, thin creamy mouthfeel, clean sweet finish. Good, but nothing to excite. Very traditional Vienna. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Appearance: Nice copper color with a small white head.
Aroma: Malty nose with hints of cardboard. Not very inspiring.
Flavor: Malt, alcohol, notes of grain, cardboard and a strong acridic bitterness. Sounds great, don’t it!
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium-long, acridic finish.
Overall: I am getting less and less impressed with this brewery by the beer. Skip this one too. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2012
On tap. Dark orange with a thin off white head. Scent is malty. Taste is malty and some nuts. italianjohn (3227) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Hazy amber orange pour light off white head ... aroma of sweet malts and tastes very malty with a light spice to it smooth and sweet malts with a light hop in the dry malty finish ..... not a bad brew sessionable jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice light malty flavor with a quick finish.
DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 1, 2005
(12 oz bottles: Obtained in trades with jasonp and suttree, thanks Jason and Phil!) Pouring the first bottle of this beer, this is one of the darkest amber lagers I can remember; deep ruddy amber color, bordering on light brown, and it’s quite hazy as well. The light-tan head pours to half an inch in height, and gradually subsides to a filmy layer, leaving no lace. But the second bottle? It’s a few shades lighter in color, more like an orange-amber. That’s a pretty wide variation in the batches in my opinion, but I’m not a brewer, so maybe it’s quite common. Another difference is the amount of carbonation bubbles, with very few rising in the first glass, but a veritable army of bubbles rising in the second glass, which aids the retention of the light-tan head. While the first bottle is quite flavorful, the second one seems thinner in flavor and body, so from here on out, my comments will apply to the first bottle, the more flavorful one. It’s moderately sweet, but seemingly less sweet than many of the other Viennas I’ve sampled, and the toasty flavor is readily apparent. A bit of earthiness comes out as the beer warms up, and caramely maltiness is a pretty important component of the flavor as well, but it’s not overwhelming either, so this beer isn’t tiring out my palate at all. Despite appearing like it’s lightly carbonated, the mouthfeel is actually carbonated quite nicely. Body is light-medium, so a bit thin for the style to me. The aroma is only lightly sweet, a bit toasty, perhaps a touch earthy, and somewhat "lagerish." Overall, this is an okay beer, just about an average beer to me. PhillyBeer2112 (2884) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2001
Definitely not a festbier. It looked
like one, but it was quite bitter and had
not malty side, no toffee toastiness either.
I had this side by side with their helles
and the difference is negligable - both are
dominated by bitterness with no hop flavor
and lacking malt body.
austinpowers (2832) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 15, 2005
I’m surprised I enjoyed this as much as I did, given how bitter it is. This beer has a fairly sweet caramel malt, and an uncomplicated flavor profile with a touch of medicinal hops that’s oddly enjoyable. I so rarely have Viennas, but they DO indeed have a distinct flavor. Though I can’t put it into words, that flavor is certainly present in this Weeping Radish brew. Very nice. gripweed57 (2799) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2017
From old tasting notes. Nice Amber red color. Foamy beige head. Sweet toffeeish toasted malt aroma. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor with a chewy mouthfeel. Good bitter hop finish.mvery faithful to the German style. TAR (2779) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2001
This is not a very good lager...at all. Seemed way too dry and flavorless.