mikkopen (1197) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
500 ml bottle. Clear deep amber colour, thin white head. Aroma of sweetish toasted malt, butter and grassy hops. The flavour is sweetish malty, with notes of nuts and a mildly grassy-hoppy finish. scottw86 (1179) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Poured a light golden color with a large white head. Aroma is quite skunky with some pale malts and spices. A touch of yeast and rice as well. Taste is silky and smooth with malty flavors. Some slightly fruity notes especially in the finish. A good amount of spices mix well with the doughy earthy flavors. Overall pretty flavorful and good. cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Rated 2/6/07: I, like some of the others here got excited about finding this bottle being labeled as a "winter" brew, and then experienced sadness when I found out it was only a Vienna Lager......but after drinking this I am a happy man. Maybe the mood was just right but this one really hit the mark tonight. Nothing unrealistic in relation to the style just a pleasant example. Sweet aroma, very bready/biscuity with a hint of stinging sour fruit. Beautiful light amber pour with a frothy head and a nice ring of lacing at the top. Sharp mouthfeel, clean and simple. Nice toasted flavor mixed in with an ample helping of sweet malt. Lightly hopped supplying a quick burst of bitterness. Doesn’t excel in any category but overall I give it a deserving 8 for sheer enjoyment. thellgren (1164) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2017
0.5 l bottle from Alko Hakaniemi, Helsinki. Appearance is golden clear and nice head. Aroma has barley malts in a big way. Taste has them too. Like Czech beer. Triple conconction mashing anyone? Well, Ok, there is some less pale malts too. Not my idea of dark winter, this could be a summer beer. frylock (1144) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Hazy orange/brown, thin white head. Light fruit, malt, some butter in the aroma. Light sweetness, toasty malts. Some pear and apple, moderate bitter finish. so-so.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Deep amber color with a small white head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel and toffee. Flavor is sweet toasted malt, caramel and toffee. Medium body, mild bitterness in the finish. crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Yes no winter beer this is in anyway. Pours clear amber with basically no head. Butterscotch flavor with caramel sweetness. Sweet crystal malts all the way with a touch of roasted malts in the aftertaste and some biscuit malts for crispness. Very oktoberfest like and would’ve been more suitable for that season. Cthulhu (1031) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - NOV 12, 2016
50 cl bottle. Clear. Copper color. Small head.Caramel and honey aroma.Deep honey taste.Good malty presence. ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Bottled. Pours a bit murky. Amber colored with a white head. Yeasty aroma with notes of cherries, malt and caramel. Flavor is malty with planty of dark fruit notes. Somewhat watery and the carbonation seems somewhat flat. Finishes sweet but clean.