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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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310 Ratings
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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

TheOakKing, Today at 03:00 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +15.8%

cmbeddoe7997, Today at 02:34 AM
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

DanU, Today at 01:43 AM
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and is a golden orange color with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention leads to a broken layer of surface suds and a fair ring around the edge. Small spots of lacing are left on the glass.

Smell - Bready notes off-set by a floral hop character.

Taste - Wow, what a perfectly balanced brew! Bready malts at the forefront with faint caramel sweetness, followed by a floral and slightly spicy hop kick. Faint hints of butter and honey. Finish is semi-sweet with traces of citrus. Superb all-around.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with tingly carbonation. Smooth, silky texture. Goes down easy and is rather quite chuggable if one so chooses.

Overall - I'm loving this one. Easily the best Vienna Lager I've had to date. Such remarkable balance in flavor. Comes in the Fall Variety pack and, along with the Tumbler, is a strong reason to buy it again.

TheSixthRing, Yesterday at 11:41 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

harsley, Yesterday at 02:51 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

bzach, Yesterday at 11:38 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

marley2112, Yesterday at 03:44 AM
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3.47/5  rDev -8.7%

JamieDuncan, Yesterday at 03:08 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

dertyd, Yesterday at 03:05 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

EdwardK77, Yesterday at 12:33 AM
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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

Steve_Piazza, Monday 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, Monday at 09:38 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Castor, Monday at 06:13 PM
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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

Canada_Dan, Monday 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, Monday at 02:46 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

sanitarium16, Monday at 02:22 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

whatname, Monday at 12:54 PM
Photo of 2beerdogs
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, Monday at 04:36 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Satan70, Sunday at 11:02 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

EricYates, Sunday at 03:30 PM
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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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Sierra Nevada Vienna Style Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.