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Vienna Lager - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Vienna LagerVienna Lager

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BA SCORE
84
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298 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 298
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 dwren89:
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dwren89

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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!

3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 22:53:38 | More by dwren89
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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.

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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.

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Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.