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Vienna Gold - John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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Vienna Gold
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8 Ratings
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-27-2002)
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 10/16/08. On tap at JH. Pours a super clear orange/red with a small ring of white head. Aroma of wheat and sweet malt. Flavor of buttered popcorn and sweet malt. Kinda bland, but alright. Easy drinking.
Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Flavor: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20
(3.4/5)

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, 2093 Smithhaven Plaza, Lake Grove

12-28-2008 19:22:55 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Brianmerrilyn

New York

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

enjoyed this one at L.I. Spring 08 Brew festival out of a mini heffe glass poured by Eric Ahlberg. head brewer is David Deturris.

A: Dark brown nearing on black

S: Chocolate effervescence but not overpowering and dashes of kiln coffee

T: Roasted easily can taste the fuggles, goldings

M: Quite slick and easy to put down.

D: A nice smooth delivery and easily will ask for again, Smithtown boys did well on this one.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard's Brew House, 1487 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester

04-24-2008 21:24:31 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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plaid75

New York

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a medium copper hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light malty grain with a good musty noble hop aroma.
The taste was upfront sweet and grainy malts accompanied by a moderate earthy hop. Good doughy finish.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness.

Overall a tasty lager. Flavorwise, a dead ringer for Sam Adams.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, 2093 Smithhaven Plaza, Lake Grove

11-07-2007 23:48:04 | More by plaid75
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Harvard's Vienna Lager arrives a light brown acorn color, with a dark tan, almost non-existant head, and scant few if any carbonation visible

S - mmm, strong roasted smells, rich and full bodied roasted aromas both malty and nutty

T - similar to the aroma, malty and raosted nutty flaovred with the intrusion of some sweetness on the order of vanilla with an ever so slight spice to it, very well crafted a great complimentary beer to any pub style meal

M&D - light and smooth a great beer for the novice craft fiend, not to overpowering but not weak on the palate either a great fit

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard's Brew House, 1487 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester

12-04-2006 15:26:19 | More by sinstaineddemon
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew comes chilled in a pint glass and exhibits a clear copper color with a soft tightly packed off white head fading gradually to a significant surface layer.
Aroma is light caramel and toffee with some light floral hops mixed in.
First sip reveals an average bodied brew with fine tingly carbonation. Flavor is just as the nose advertises, caramel start and some grainy malt in the middle. The middle is a little husky but pleasant. Very clean refreshing finish. Well made brew went well with my burger.
Tettnang hops were used according to the description.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard's Brew House, 1487 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester

09-19-2004 04:01:50 | More by sulldaddy
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IrishRedRock

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was actually pretty surprised with this. Usually the better beers at my local JHBH are the richer stouts and porters. This one pours a deep amber with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, and very enticing. Rich malty flavor profile with hints of sweet candy and an herbal essence (pun intended). Reminds me of fresh flowers. I would session this beer in a big way. Nice!

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard's Brew House, 1487 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester

02-18-2004 05:58:01 | More by IrishRedRock
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oberon

North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep golden color with a light head a slight toasted malt aroma.Very clean tasting with some subdued dryenss with a toasted malt taste in the finish that lingers for quite awhile.Pretty drinkable but missing a little more substance for the style in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard's Brew House, 1487 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester

08-20-2003 02:34:35 | More by oberon
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright orange amber with a thin lace. Clean aroma with mild toasted grain on the side. Ample crispness that runs along with an even smoothness. Moderate body. Bite of toasted grain and hops hits the taste buds at the same time. Slight bready maltiness with a modest hop bitterness. Finish is of a clean graininess and lands semi-dry. Real good drinking and could pair up with just about what ever they could dish out of the kitchen.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard's Brew House, 1487 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester

05-27-2002 20:26:14 | More by Jason
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- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.