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Vienna-Style Amber Lager - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Vienna-Style Amber LagerVienna-Style Amber Lager

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kojevergas on 08-05-2011)
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daysinthewake

California

4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

05-10-2012 23:37:53 | More by daysinthewake
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norinco

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

10-25-2012 03:59:43 | More by norinco
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.03/5  rDev +26.7%

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a english tea colored copper. The head dissipates quickly to a wisp of bubbles with light lacing down the glass. The aroma is amazing as sweet chocolates come through from the chocolate malts. The beer tastes as good as it smells -- toffee and semi-sweet chocolate wash over the palate with a slightly dry finish from the hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and finishes clean, easy to drink.

Overall, I'm surprised at how well i liked this one. The smell and taste of sweetness is present without being overdone. Highly drinkable. Recommended.

01-21-2012 11:50:29 | More by JuicesFlowing
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rieg21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +25.8%

06-13-2014 23:58:59 | More by rieg21
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +25.8%

04-16-2013 19:43:36 | More by pcsnyder
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +25.8%

11-17-2011 10:11:36 | More by BeerNoobNC
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.98/5  rDev +25.2%

Poured an amber color with great clarity. The white foam started out about two fingers but faded fast. Still ok lacing.

The aroma was much fuller than expected from a lager. Still clean, but nice bready notes and toasted nuts. Grassy hops balance things out.

Nice clean, hints of freshly baked bread, touch of cocoa, caramel, and nutty notes. Great malty front with a grassy hops to balance things out.

Overall, crisp, clean and refreshing.

A great tasting to lager.

02-07-2012 18:21:16 | More by JayS2629
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Tone

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +23.6%

Plays a hazy, copper/red color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, hops, slight floral notes, hint of citrus, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of a Vienna Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight caramel malt, slight hops, hint of bread, hint of citrus, and a hint of floral notes. Overall, good appearance, decent body, blend, and aroma.

11-04-2012 10:11:21 | More by Tone
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doowhat

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

02-23-2014 23:50:31 | More by doowhat
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev +17.6%

A nice beer they call an amber beer, but really it's a Vienna style lager that is only "amber" relative to BMC stuff.
It's a light copper color with a nice little white head. Could use more foam, but it was poured to the brim, so have to factor that in

Aroma is sweet and malty, with a slight zip of hops on the end. Doesn't seem malty until you take a swig off of a saison or something.

But that maltiness isn't overwhelming in the taste. Nice balance with that and noble hops, grassiness. Easy drinking, nice light weight feel and good carbonation fizz. Would go well with many menu items, or as a beginner in a flight.

08-03-2013 23:46:46 | More by Mebuzzard
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +15.7%

A: Very interesting orange color. Almost red. Very pretty.

S: At first, the scent was similar to a Belgian Trip. I was a little confused from that. After I tasted the beer, the scent was more understandable. Fruity, citrus-like, but absolutely the scent of a good amber.

T: This beers tastes like a common witbier. It has a sour peach finish that lingers in my mouth. It's a little bitter. Doesn't really settle well, but when you initially taste the beer there is a "wow" factor.

M: Very light. Smooth, with some sting. Dry. Very dry.

OVERALL: I like the beer, but I think I only like it due to the fact that I didn't expect this whole Belgian spin on things. It's a wheat beer with lager tones. Very odd. Very original.

NOTE: Live review.

11-03-2011 06:38:01 | More by RobertColianni
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev +11%

Served in a Magic Hat glass that some dude at Fox & Parrot gave me while my wife and I visited Gatlinburg, VA on vacation. Rock on!

A: Huge head on this bastard... about 2 heads worth. The brew itself was a translucent amber color.

S: Melted cherry "Jolly Rancher." Malty and then some. Definitely not a Vienna Lager in the strictest sense.

T: Fairly smooth, non-offending, but infinitely too sweet for this style. A tinge of bitterness, but I could have used more.

M: Carbonated enough, insane lacing left on the glass, and so, so American in its disposition.

O: Much more "amber" than "Vienna." I'll pass in the future.

02-24-2013 04:22:40 | More by Chaney
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corbs

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

03-18-2012 23:38:23 | More by corbs
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Hacksaw34

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

10-26-2012 03:49:44 | More by Hacksaw34
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

08-31-2013 00:41:55 | More by Phillyz
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

12 ounce bottle from a mix pack.
A - hazy dark amber with a one finger receding head.
S - pleasantly sweet malty caramel fruits.
T - fairly sweet with a lingering mellow fruity almost raisin(barely) background and a small bite of hops keeping in line with the 33 IBU.
M - moderately heavy for a lager with good carbonation. Alcohol is buried.
D - maybe not my first choice bit it's an easily drinkable and enjoyable beer

03-13-2012 00:53:20 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

04-18-2012 21:04:24 | More by Brewsed
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

05-01-2013 06:36:57 | More by spycow
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alexipa

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

01-02-2014 17:46:27 | More by alexipa
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MumboJumbo

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

09-19-2012 21:09:07 | More by MumboJumbo
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Mick-e-d


3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-27-2012 02:34:44 | More by Mick-e-d
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slatetupelo

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

02-12-2012 05:33:13 | More by slatetupelo
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

03-10-2014 19:41:00 | More by AlaskanYoung
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gigoat

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

03-22-2012 20:08:41 | More by gigoat
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev +7.9%

Bottle poured into a stange glass. "Best By" date clearly marked on label, thanks for taking this step towards quality control Tommyknocker!

Pours a mostly clear light orange-amber colored body under a finger of white thick head that lasts well and never falls to less than a thick half-finger.

Smells of soft caramel malts and light noble hops. The aroma is soft and inviting but not particularly interesting. After some swirling a bit of warm bready malt comes to the surface.

The flavor is rather muted but not watery. Malt makes up most of the flavor, and it is rather dull and singular. There is a bit of crackery goodness in the end and aftertaste, but this isn't clear either. There is a bit of hop bitterness present, but only shreds of actual hop flavors. As it warms I can detect some dark caramel notes in the finish. Everything in the flavor is fine, there just seems to be a lack of clarity. No major flaws are present.

The mouthfeel is actually pretty nice, as it isn't watery or over-carbonated and biting.

Conclusion: This isn't a bad lager, but it seems to lack a clean crispness that the best of this style have. Amber lagers can be quite tasty under the right conditions. The flavors I can taste are good, but they don't mesh as well as they could.

09-27-2011 14:44:34 | More by allforbetterbeer
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Vienna-Style Amber Lager from Tommyknocker Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.