StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Mega transparent and magnifying orange with a copiously foamy, dense and expansive light orange tinted head. Copper, caramel and spicy toffee wafts join sapped twigs, honey & herbal baguettes, unrefined pecans and balsawood. Expressive caramel and a touch of buttery vanilla lead the flavor. Mild, spicy roll compliments a Werthers Original candy composure. Butter pecans and pralines keep the impressive display running while we register hints of brown sugar and sweet cornbread. Gentle carbonation lets the commendable sweetness play out. Otherwise, it’s medium-bodied and beautifully balanced, finishing with buttered kettle corn with some caramel drizzled over it. Easily on of the best Viennas around. Grzesiek79 (4316) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 caramel, citrus, spruce, barnyard, butterscotch, cough drop, rotten eggs, vanilla, hazy, golden, sparkling, white foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, salty, sticky, full body, average carbonation, bitter, ALLOVATE (3030) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2012
Cool, but not cold and into a snifter. Settles from the pour with an inch thick, rocky off white crown that is fluffy, resilient and adherent to the glass to leave messy lace. The body a shimmering, fiery copper with one single stream of bubbles eddying towards the surface from the centre of the glasses base. Strong and rich aroma of roasted nutty malt, peat, praline, sultanas and raisins, rust and sodden earth. The palate is filled with the flavours of the aroma. It has subtle sweetness to the front, woody, nutty malts dominate with a dusty, earthy back that has just a little tannic rust flavours to keep it interesting. Finish is dry, very earthy and nutty. Light bodied, well rounded and soft in the mouth with the pillowy head adding in to the mouthfeel. It sticks around long after each sip. This one makes for excellent drinking, it has all the substance of beers of old. Very rustic, rough but altogether wonderfully crafted Vienna. Another gem from Weltenburg. (50cL, 5.4% ABV, BB 03/08/12, Cellarbrations Carlisle) Shaney (2423) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2013
Kastanienfarbenes Bier mit weißen, feinporigem Schaum. Ein kultiviertes Malzaroma nach Creme Brulee. Vollmalziger Antrunk. Ein liebliches Dunkel mit Karamell-, Fudge- und Toffeenoten und das nicht zu knapp. Ein würziges Finish mit Aromahopfen lässt den Winter-Traum wahr werden. GEIL! Schlumpfhunter (193) - Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2016
Farbe: kupfer, klar
Schaum: gut dicht beständig wie Schnee sein sollte. .
Nase: goldwaldhonigmalzig, würde mir noch Aprikose dazu einbilden. Gut
Geschmack: gut sprudlig, auch ordentlich bitter, recht rund, eher Richtung vollmundig ölig,Abgang Getreide bißchen erdig, Nachgeschmack angenehm leicht bitter und Getreide. Mag ich echt. Bin sonst nicht der weihnachtsbierfan aber hier passt die Mischung
jonas (7611) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2003
Grassy bitterhop notes with a bisquit background.
Orange amber with a lowish creamy head.
Nice broad hop flavors on top of a firm malt body. Hops are fresh and malt is fruity, I do not think this is a beer which ages or travels well. It is nice finally
to taste a well-done german fall/winter seasonal. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Hazy shining peachy gold. Nose yeasty, some lemon and spice. Smells like a weizenbock with mint, interestingly enough. Flavor is fruity with plenty of butterscotch and yeast, some earthiness. Very creamy. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2005
Bottle. Light amber colour with large white head. Nice strong malty caramel aroma. Taste is sweet, malty, chocolatey and some raisin. Light softly carbonated mouthfeel. Light bitter finish.
I like these winter-traums, but don’t really see the "winter" bit. It’s 30 plus degrees centigrade here at the moment and this fits the bill nicely. nuplastikk (6313) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2007
16.9oz bottle. Golden-tan filtered color. Wonderfully sweet malt flavor with a light smoky/spicy taste in the background. Mellow and delicious, an awesome lager. stevoj (5275) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Poured from a 500ml bottle into lager glass. Deep amber color, minimal head, which dissipated quickly (Note: glass was just rinsed out and wet from previous beer). Typical spiciness for a German Christmas beer. Lower alcohol content, but a smooth taste. Not so spicy to dissuade casual drinkers, but a nice tart aftertaste. No lacing on glass. I’d drink this year round if it was available...