obguthr (6295) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Caramel and toffee nose, with a metallic tinge. Cloudy orange, thick yellow head, poor retention. Lightly sweet unmalted grain initially, tinny at midpalate. Finishes more bitter with rotten cherries. Not the greatest maerzen or vienna, but drinkable and still better than macro swill. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
9/4/2012. Sampled at the brewery. Light amber color with a white head. Caramel, malt and light fruity aromas. Caramel flavors with malt, but watery. Goes OK with the German sausages. VAYankee (353) - Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Overall an unremarkable beer. Pours a deep amber with a cream colored head. Sweet malty aroma with a hint of fruitiness. Mild malt flavoring with a shortlived slighty sweet malty aftertaste. Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Courtesy of City Beverage in Winston-Salem. Pours a rather dark amber color with a medium light tan head. Fair lacing throughout the glass. Lots of malt as well as some toffee in the aroma. Kind of thin-bodied and a little on the watery side, with some malt in the flavor. However it is not as much as the nose indicates you should expect. There are also touches of caramel and hops but again not in any great amount. The finish holds some sharpness on the tongue but it isn't all that flavorful. Overall this beer was a bit of a disappointment. hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2004
On tap. Poured a medium golden color with a small white head. Couldnít really pick anything special out of the aroma and tastes. Vienna is another style I donít care too much for. Lighter and watery body.
lamas (1636) - Washington DC, USA - APR 21, 2005
Bottle. Best before date: 06/05. Different label than that in the picture. Copper pour with thick and fluffy light-tan head. Slightly spicy, sweet and crispy aroma. Touches of caramel and some spices in the taste. Mellow sweetness with a bit of bitterness at the end. Light to medium-bodied. Fairly forgettable. DarkElf (3062) - 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 itís 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? Itís a few shades lighter in color, more like an orange-amber. Thatís a pretty wide variation in the batches in my opinion, but Iím not a brewer, so maybe itís 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. Itís moderately sweet, but seemingly less sweet than many of the other Viennas Iíve 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 itís not overwhelming either, so this beer isnít tiring out my palate at all. Despite appearing like itís 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. daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Looks great with a good white head and a deep amber body, smells great with a creamy malty aroma and then taste like an old tin can. There is definatly something lacking in the taste of this beer which is a big let down because I liked their black raddish brew alot. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Amber appearance, rapidly diminishing head. Aroma of mild malt and a bit of fruitiness. Not much malt backbone, some hoppy flavors in there, bit of grapefruit, and a bit of asparagus. Better than I expected, but pretty boring. muzzlehatch (4950) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2005
12 oz bottle. Clear amber-copper, frother moderately stable head...lightly spiced corn-sweet nose is fairly vapid...bit of floral character and a touch of woodiness in the caramel-laden, light and effervescent body...dull but drinkable, doesnít seem close to a Vienna to me.