Special Amber

=== Updated Review 08/10 === Thanks go out to Kevin for the opportunity to try this beer once more. The malt nose drifts out of the bottle as soon as it’s opened, and the beer seems to fulfill many of the criteria for a beer of this type – fresh, lively,...

Trader Joe’s Vienna Style Lager

Another pretty decent hit from the Trader Joe, single, $1 a bottle recent haul. Nice carbonation, good head, but not a great deal of lace. Good clarity in the amber body. Good depth in the nose with plenty of malty goodness and sugar promised. Pretty straightforward...

Big River Vienna Lager

Lovely looker with a light amber color and some first class lacing. Malts are all upfront that are complemented by a nice balance on the dry hopped finish. A little metal in there too on the quick finish that reminds you that this is a lager despite the richer looking...

Amber

Have to admit that this was generally disappointing to me. Simply very thin in the mouth with little or no character and a mild taste that simply failed to satisfy. Poured out a light orange color with the small head fading fast to nothing. Very light feel about the...

Leinenkugel’s Red

Good looking and better than average beer all around. Distinct red tinges to the pour and a decent looking head with some better than expected lacing. This is a pretty malty beer and I expect the name will fool lots of people. Obviously not a “red” as...