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Sierra Nevada Vienna Style Lager - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Vienna Style LagerSierra Nevada Vienna Style Lager

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306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Vienna-style beers are among the world’s first light-colored lagers and were on the brink of extinction until American craft brewers helped revive the style; it’s a good thing they did. These delicate and extremely balanced amber beers rely on semi-sweet and bready malt flavors but walk a fine line with both malt and hop character shouldering equal weight. Our take on the style features whole-cone European hops, which add to the dry finish.

(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-24-2009)
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.47/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

Steve_Piazza, Yesterday at 09:52 PM
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3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I pour one and a half bottles into a becker with a nice rich copper color and tightly formed bone white half finger resulting,a very good pour.Some leafy hops and German malts in the nose,it has a light iron/metallic note to it wich is spot on.Dry and bready on the palate with a good smack of herbal/leafy hops in the finish.This is a great Vienna lager,one of the better true to form ones out there.

oberon, Yesterday at 09:38 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

Canada_Dan, Yesterday at 05:48 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12 oz bottle. Pours brilliant amber with long lasting, foamy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and smooth. Herbal hops, some caramel and biscuit malt fill the mouth. Finish is long and hoppy. Nice, tasty brew.

mikeg67, Yesterday at 02:46 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I find this to be one of the most enjoyable Vienna lagers I've had. Most are a blur in the memory.

This one however has a beautiful straw-amber color with a clean white frothy head.
Smell is a bit bready and lightly sweet with a hint of clean hop dryness.
Taste has the bready malt, a slightly crisp, dry hoppiness that has a hint of...is that a nut. Not sure but slightly nutty-in a good way.
Mouthfeel is...a Vienna lager. One doesn't expect a chewy beer here.
Finish is clean, with a lingering malt sweetness and clean hops.

2beerdogs, Yesterday at 04:36 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tsar_Riga, Sunday at 03:06 PM
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3.8/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a clear copper/orange color. A dense, pillowing white head forms. Spiderweb lace is left all the way down the glass. This is a looker.
S: Toasted malts, bread, the light mineral lagerish yeast. Some grassy hops in the finish. Really simple, but excellent.
T: Lovely toasted malts with bread an biscuit. A touch of sweetness, a touch of hops. Lightly grassy hops. So simple, but damn good.
M/D: A light to medium body. Super clean with perfectly crisp carbonation, and after the initial light sweetness, this finishes dry. An amazingly simple beer to drink, and just so enjoyable because of that.

A spot on lager, and up there with Great Lakes Eliot Ness as one of the better versions made in America. I just love the toasted malts along with the overall simple character here. Really well done.

champ103, Sunday at 12:56 AM
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3.08/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Sierra Nevada Vienna Style Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.