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Vienna Lager - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Vienna LagerVienna Lager

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296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%


Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: on 12-24-2008)
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Reviews by DaveBlack:
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DaveBlack

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light copper color with a small amount of white head that has pretty short retention and leaves only a smattering of lacing

S: Caramel malts, a light sweetness and a slight toasty aroma. Smells like a good beer, nothing too exciting, but solid.

T: Tastes pretty much like the smell would lead one to believe. Toasted malts up front bring some grassy notes and a hefty bit of sweetness. The light hop kiss on the end cuts through the sweetness. Otherwise it might be a little too sweet.

M: Medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation and a slight stickiness.

O: A very drinkable beer, well balanced and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 03:54:33 | More by DaveBlack
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Tringrose11

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +27%

04-20-2014 11:58:23 | More by Tringrose11
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zp6167a

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

04-20-2014 03:46:20 | More by zp6167a
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04-19-2014 06:30:37 | More by billysveen
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beatenbyjacks

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3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Nice amber color. Head does not last long with this one at all.

Smell - Straw, oaty, and malts for sure.

Taste - Ok this is where it shines. Lightly sweet and very crisp. Nice malt build as well. Oaty and a great example of the Vienna Lager

Mouthfeel - Crisp, simple, lightly sweet, but very refreshing and smooth.

Overall - I am NOT a Vienna Lager fan, but this beer is quite tasty. Glad I got it as an extra in a trade!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 14:57:04 | More by beatenbyjacks
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-12-2014 21:59:20 | More by dogma33
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-12-2014 20:52:20 | More by Laulau
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-12-2014 09:31:36 | More by Cook82
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-10-2014 05:05:32 | More by tclipse
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MAUEX_MFA

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-09-2014 18:48:38 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My beer guru sent this one to me to try. It was a great pour, carbonated but and overly sized head, the head stuck around and clung to the glass. I normally do not care for a clear beer but liked the appearance of this one. Nothing interesting in smell. Decent tasting beer, especially from someone who is typically "meh" about Lager. Overall a pretty good beer that I enjoyed. One I would enjoy again but not seek out.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 00:54:14 | More by JamieDuncan
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nandersen08

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7%

04-05-2014 01:48:14 | More by nandersen08
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +7%

04-04-2014 16:42:43 | More by NewJack85
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New York

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BrewJ_Okland

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-27-2014 02:05:16 | More by BrewJ_Okland
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.04/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear copper color. The head's about a finger high, eggshell in shade, and with poor retention. Almost no lacing left behind. Not a very aesthetically impressive offering, truth be told.

S: Toasty, nutty, caramel-y - all the things I expect from the style, really. There's even a pleasant stone fruit note hanging around there. It doesn't amaze, but it hits all the right notes decently.

T: Much like the nose, there's a slight opening fruitiness (like apricot) that I'd consider the highlight of the beer. Toasted caramel malts are the dominant note from the middle all the way to the aftertaste. I could use a touch more bitterness to take this one to the next level, though.

M: The carbonation seems to be fairly biting, even for the style. It's a touch on the sweet and heavy side, which helps counter the powerful fizz to a certain extent.

O: Not bad. It's a respectable lager lacking in pizzazz. I wouldn't buy again, but it would make a solid go-to in a place with mostly just BMC.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 21:37:31 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.