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Vienna Lager - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Vienna LagerVienna Lager

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293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%


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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz into tulip.

A: bright copper. brilliantly bright. head is composed of dense white bubbles. big and fluffy. good retention and thick foamy lacing.

S: candied caramel sweetness on the nose and lots of it. a real subtle earthy hop aroma.

T: definitely biting my teeth with a cold sweetness. minor breadiness. kind of missing the bitter pop of noble hops that i expect and love about this style. finish is mostly dry w/ a minor lingering bitterness.

M: a pretty zesty carbonation on a light bodied brew.

D: i actually found this to be a little bit of a miss for me. there is just something missing in both the malt and hop departments. ive had this on draft at the brewpub a few times and i remember it being much better than this. hmmm, not sure if there is substantial difference in the water between the brewpub and production brewery location but that is the only flavor affecting factor i can think of.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 00:44:07 | More by Jimmys
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
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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dogma33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-12-2014 20:52:20 | More by Laulau
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Cook82

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

Maryland

3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
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 +7.2%

04-05-2014 01:48:14 | More by nandersen08
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tbunting75

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-04-2014 23:23:06 | More by tbunting75
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NewJack85

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-04-2014 16:42:43 | More by NewJack85
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mdfb79

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-31-2014 17:44:22 | More by mdfb79
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-30-2014 02:25:54 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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BrewJ_Okland

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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

Maryland

3.04/5  rDev -18.5%
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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RWACKO

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-21-2014 14:14:52 | More by RWACKO
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-16-2014 18:01:28 | More by kristougher
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kt_va_hbrewer

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

03-16-2014 05:27:23 | More by kt_va_hbrewer
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Dejan1120

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-16-2014 02:25:29 | More by Dejan1120
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-16-2014 01:23:43 | More by BillRoth
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-15-2014 23:02:48 | More by yuenglingade
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KingFarm

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-12-2014 17:15:37 | More by KingFarm
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NumberNone

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-10-2014 02:10:15 | More by NumberNone
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Jerryt0000

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-05-2014 03:14:22 | More by Jerryt0000
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dnclark

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-03-2014 04:59:09 | More by dnclark
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Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.