BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
From BA: where it was classed as an O’fest style Beer. Brown 0.5 litre bottle, BBD is smudged so not sure if the beer was in date or not when drank in Jan 2009..
Poured into a pint pot (glass).
Dull, deep old gold colour, typical of an O’fest bier. Good white foaming head sat on top.
Cut grass is the first aroma followed by bad Body Odour, then I wanted to smell hops, yeast and malts. Sadly I didn’t although a none discript beery aroma did appear.
This beer (according to the label) won some accolade at the Beer world Cup in San Diego 2008. whoever voted for it has different taste buds to me.
The richness I remember from O’fest biers and the depth of flavours were not present in this version. A weak attempt of the style in my opinion. Dry and bland throughout.
JanEric (1250) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2012
Golden blonde colour, small white head, diminishing head. Aroma has some hops in it, flowerish also. Taste is slightly bitter than a pilsner, more tot full bodied also, some fizzling on thte tongue. A bit dry finish, Ok beer. wlajwl (7209) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2012
In aroma its malts and a hint of tea. The flavor is slightly sweet malts, a hint of hops and tea. edpeg (908) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 30, 2012
Pale yellow clear body with white head. Aromas sweet malts, grains. Palate thin with medium carbonation and mouth feel. Aftertaste paper and medium short hops finish. Boring. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Rating #202. Clear, dark golden pour with an off-white head. Light sweet malt aroma, a bit of caramel. Flavor is similar, but I get a bit of sweet corn. Kinda off. (2344)
cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2012 Bottle picked up at Beertopia Omaha, opened in Exira, Iowa. Clear, dark orange appearance with a big white head. Grainy, husky, light corn crib, light cobweb, hay aroma. Fuck this reminds me of my grandparent’s, farm five clicks away. Crisp grainy, fairly fruity, a bit dry, grainy flavor. Pretty easy to drink but there’s a bit of awkwardness between the grainy, straw elements and the fruit elements. Tried again in the bottle in Germany. A bit better this time around but nothing special. JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2012
a very good looking beer, light gold, and a thick white head. sadly very light and mild flavors and aromas, malt with lager yeast. no flaws, but it does not have much fto offer. it cant stand up to the best central European Viennas. Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
Very crisp tasting for a darker brew. Small head, copper pour. Grassy hoppy notes, subtile malts. hawthorne00 (4193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2012
Clear amber with a cream head. Aroma of toasted caramel, light bread, nuts, mild spices. Taste has grainy sweetness with some nuts, more spices than suggested by the aroma. Dries out a little at the modestly bitter finish. Fairly lightbodied and a rather uninvolving palate for 5.5%. Not my sort of thing. lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2012
500 ml bottle.
Pours a copper colour and a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts, light nuts and hay. Flavour of sweet and quite heavy malts, grains, nuts and light fruitiness. Low bitterness. Medium bodied, dryish mouthfeel and a malty, grainy and light bitter finish with light fruitiness. Nice Vienna with good drinkability.