Pioneer Into The Woods - Pioneer Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4.14/5 rDev +5.9%
750ml bottle poured into a lager glass.
A: Golden-orange color. Great clarity. Creamy off white head retains very well. Sticky, clumpy lacing.
S: Sweet bready malt nose. Hints of treacle and golden brownies. Slight golden raisin aroma. Lightly grassy hop scents. Yeasty undercurrent if you search. Very clean.
T: Sweet opening with treacle being the dominant flavor. Toast and crust from the malt as well. Hints of vague fruit (golden raisin?) and a very mild floral and grassy hop interjection. Alcohol comes in middle to end laying down a mild spicy flavor. It never gets too hot or boozy. Drying toasty finish.
M: Medium-thick body. Creamy and a bit chewy, but in an airy rather than sludgey way. Mild carbonation has a lightly crisp prickling sensation. Alcohol hardly registers at all, just a mild soothing warmth. Very smooth.
O: This is a hell of a beer. Very drinkable. Quaffable even. There really is no sensory indication as to how potent this is; it goes down way too easily for its size. Pretty much as billed, it comes across as a double Vienna lager. If that sounds somewhat unnecessary and shark-jumping to you, I assure you it isn't. This is well worth seeking out, and an excellent bargain at around $8 for a 750ml bottle.
05-03-2014 01:53:25 | More by ryan1788a5
3.94/5 rDev +0.8%
Serving Type: Bottle. As with all of the Pioneer Brewing bottles, great artwork that definitely stands out. Poured into a tulip glass.
A: Great 1/2" beige head on initial pour; roughly 1/4" on subsequent pours. Very 'pretty' lacing that presents most of the "hallmarks" of a great foam (bubbling, 'creaming', etc.). Clear, amber coloration that one would expect from a well-made Vienna Lager.
S: Sweet and slightly acidic aroma; almost has a fermented cider smell to it.
T: Is surprisingly carbonate where it's borderline "seltzery". Definitely front-loaded with plenty of sweet flavors followed up by a bitter and strong finish. Flavor is crisp enough to overcome the carbonation.
F: Very efferverscent; very champagne-like. It felt a little overwhelming and took a little bit from the actual initial flavor of the beer.
O: This brew is very unique because of how high the ABV is; as of right now (4/29/2014), it boasts the highest ABV of any Vienna Lager alongside Pioneer's "Double Vienna Lager". It definitely builds up as a result, but it doesn't detract from a wonderful drinking experience. Very drinkable and would recommend this beer to those trying to find unique alternatives to the growing popularity of IPAs and other similar styles.
04-20-2014 00:02:18 | More by SpacingOutMan
3.6/5 rDev -7.9%
Nearly no initial head which settles to no bubbles and therefore no lace. Deep amber with a ruby hue. Near clear.
Strong earthy malt smell with a toasted crystal.
More spritzy than I expected. Nice starting, smooth malt flavor. Strong bitter finish, but with a distinctive hop style. Small alcohol presence.
10-13-2012 18:10:59 | More by smcolw
3.43/5 rDev -12.3%
I am a life long MA resident and beernut and I have never heard of Pioneer. They look to be ambitious and are now growing outside of Central MA.
Had this at Bukowski's before Sox game.
A very interesting brew. Warning: actual ABV is 9% and it shows pretty boozy on the finish.
I don't have any back knowledge in Vienna Lager. Nice malt, soft toast. Very sweet finish traing into a little hot tail.
This reminds me of something, I am thinking Wormtown Google Eyes.
Nice to see another local on the scene. See it? Buy it! Tap only in MA.
05-31-2012 21:16:23 | More by beer4colin
4.1/5 rDev +4.9%
Enjoyed at the brewpub in good old Stein #42.
Presented with a 1/2" beige head over the almost clear golden amber brew. Head is fleeting, with ample lacing. Aroma is sweet biscuity malts. Taste is sweet to start, lightly fruity in the middle, and coasts through clean maltiness to the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is too easy. Nice brew. Supposed to be amped up in future batches to near 9% abv, but I like it pretty much as is.
05-09-2011 22:50:01 | More by ppoitras
Pioneer Into The Woods from Pioneer Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.