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Vienna Lager - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 65 | FT: 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 Zraly:
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4.1/5  rDev +9.9%

Pours a medium amber with a frothy head. Subtle nose of bread and malt.

Wow -- malt sweetness with a hint of toasted bread and caramel with a clean dry-down; really fits with the style. Really smooth and balanced lager. Carbonation is nice and lifts the sweetness off of the palate. Great summer beer or for times when something lighter-bodied will do.

My first time having this was at the Gloucester, VA Brew Jam. It was mighty tasty in the warm weather. I would definitely session this beer.

06-01-2012 20:46:13 | More by Zraly
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured into a becker a clear rich bronze with a well defined half finger white head that was pretty quick to fade.Aromas mainly of caramel doughy malt,flavors start out with caramel malt notes along with a whiskey-ish element to it,a decent smattering of spicy hops in the finish.A solid vienna lager not overly sweet with a nice amount of hops.A good beer for yard work and opening day Tiger baseball!

04-01-2013 20:42:49 | More by oberon
Photo of Tiernan


3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-06-2013 21:36:16 | More by Tiernan
Photo of mysteryatoms


5/5  rDev +34%

08-20-2014 01:47:59 | More by mysteryatoms
Photo of sdsimkins


3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-14-2013 16:08:36 | More by sdsimkins
Photo of Guden


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

A- Deep copper with some haze. A small head fades quickly leaving no lacing.

S- Sweet caramel predominates with a little toast, and a hint of woody and spicy hops.

T- Again caramel is the main character up front with some amaretto and toast in the blend. Not super strong in flavor and a bit sweeter than I expected.

M- Fairly low in carbonation and body, kind of watery. A bit lacking in this category.

O- A refreshing beer, I've gone back to it a few times. An easy drinker but nothing amazing.

10-21-2012 22:18:14 | More by Guden
Photo of HerbMeowing


3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-29-2014 02:15:41 | More by HerbMeowing
Photo of merlin48


3.85/5  rDev +3.2%

12 oz bottle pours a clear amber body with a small offwhite head. Minimal lacing and retention.
Aroma is toasty caramel and biscuit with vague fruit esters and some earthy hops.
Mouthfeel is creamy and light medium bodied with appropriate moderate carbonation.
Taste is loaded with caramel maltiness, accented by a pleasant nuttiness and a strong biscuity presence. Earthy hops add an even, if subdued, balancing bitterness.
Very clean and goes down well, very well. One of the better American lagers I've sampled in recent months.

04-04-2013 15:48:08 | More by merlin48
Photo of tigg924


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

One of the better examples of the style I have had in a while. Nice and malty I would get a six pack of this if I saw it again.

08-24-2014 14:49:56 | More by tigg924
Photo of maki88

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-06-2012 01:41:57 | More by maki88
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-21-2013 20:01:44 | More by Mantooth
Photo of donscott


4.29/5  rDev +15%

This beer is probably one of my favorite lighter colored beer. I have introduced it to several friends and family. They all do a double take at the beer and a mental note for their shopping list. Devils Backbone for me came out of no where and have been producing a great product.

01-22-2014 23:20:23 | More by donscott
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-27-2014 01:47:28 | More by Cynic-ale
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-29-2013 00:09:06 | More by mjh0527
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-19-2013 01:02:22 | More by amstokesdb9
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-07-2013 19:24:58 | More by dmk91
Photo of dwren89


3.65/5  rDev -2.1%

Appearance: tan-amber color with great clarity but surprisingly little head

Aroma: toasty, clean yeast flavor, slight nuttiness with a little bread aroma as well

Taste: balanced and very flavorful with great toast, bread, and nut notes that finish crisp and clean with some reenforcing bitterness for balance

Mouthfeel: crisp, smooth, and very refreshing. Lower carbonation for a lager

Overall: Great balance, great flavor but missing something by not holding its head very well. This is one of those beers that should taste better than it does simply by looking better with a thick, fizzy head. One of those weird situations where appearance shouldn't, but kinda does, affect taste. However still a great beer overall!


09-06-2013 22:53:38 | More by dwren89
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-15-2013 22:40:59 | More by stereosforgeeks
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-03-2014 04:02:00 | More by mtpHokie
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-19-2014 04:07:31 | More by IPAMike724
Photo of beatenbyjacks


3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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!

04-15-2014 14:57:04 | More by beatenbyjacks
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-05-2013 18:34:29 | More by acurtis
Photo of rdilauro


3/5  rDev -19.6%

An acquaintance brought this in for me to try. It poured like a think semi-brown light beer. Not much of a head to talk about.
No distinct aroma or bouquet.
The taste was very clean and crisp.. But beyond that, there was really nothing I could pick out from this beer.
Its one of those beers that you can drink, but really not thinking about it.

12-31-2013 13:51:12 | More by rdilauro
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-14-2014 14:49:56 | More by InVinoVeritas
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Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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