I don't know why, but this strikes me as an early Autumn beer. Maybe it's the orange label, which reminds me of the fall foliage. Or maybe I'm just making crap up. Who knows? It's based somewhat on the Vienna style, so it's a little darker than your average lager, and with more hop character. The hops were actually nicely balanced, not too strong at all. Definitely a good beer for extended drinking, but still something with flavor.
Reviewed: December 31, 2004