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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

577 Ratings
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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 13
Gots: 57 | 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:
Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-24-2009

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerme411
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoelClark
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Goldndomer
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bgillespie
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Light clear orangey brown with a nice head.

Smell: Sweet bready malt.

Taste: Similar to the smell, a sweet bread malt. Slight hops at the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, perfectly carbonated.

Overall: One of the few Vienna beers that I have had. The sweet bready taste is nice and different than a normal beer. It grows on you as you drink it.

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4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-pours an orange/copper color with an off white head with nice retention
S-very bready/biscuity with some sweetness following, low/no hop aroma
T-more biscuit, toasted malt, finishes slighty sweet and dry with nice hop bitterness balancing it all out and is almost a bit herbal
M-medium bodied and smooth, fair amount of carbonation
O-very delicious beer. wish I had tried it sooner

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeenTired
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davidstan
4.88/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Best in style out there. Excellent combo of hop and malt with nose following taste. Make it year round SN!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice lager with a hoppy finish

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nugganooch
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from the Fall pack to my SN Balloon glass
Notes taken on 10/08/14

A: Soft amber body that takes on more of a hazel brown color with some light hazing throughout. Another thick and rocky billow of khaki stuff forms on top. Fairly signature of Sierra Nevada I would say. Good amount of hang time before settling down to a few chunks that adhere to the glass as the drink progresses.

S: The smell is big in the toasty bread and biscuit department. Earthy with a rich wholesome nuttiness. Its a dense and crusty bread likeness with a trailer of some flowers and spice hops. Very warm and inviting to me.

T: Liquid bread. Malty and delicious. The fresh baked whole grain stuff with that earthy toast nuttiness and some light floral kitchen spices coming through. Frothy and smooth with a great balance. I get a touch of stone fruit ester action and light bitters drying out the finish. No alcohol or harsh elements. Purely the tasty stuff.

M: Frothy and smooth with a lightly moderate filling body on account of all the malt heartiness. Bit of drying lift in the finish. Crisp and clean through and through.

D: Superb drinkability in that this has a ton of malt flavor with a great body to balance. Seems fairly traditional to the style and rather well done to me. Not sure what the purists think but I enjoyed this quite a bit and would take it over a Sam Adams any day of the week.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.16/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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Sierra Nevada Vienna Style Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.