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Vienna Lager - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

463 Ratings
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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 10
Gots: 88 | 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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1/5  rDev -73.1%

spoonhawk, Jul 25, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -53%

mulliwater, May 25, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
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2.48/5  rDev -33.3%

julchak, Sep 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

JLeet, Jun 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

beernads, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of oldirtycaffrey
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

I wasn't terribly impressed with this beer. It pours a dark amber with a 1 " foamy head that dissipates VERY quickly to nothing. No real lacing left along the glass as you finish. Smell is malty, with a touch of sweetness, but nothing really stands out apart from the malt. There are slight hints of caramel, but overall the taste is VERY thin. Just not much to it. By the end of one, I was ready to try something else.

oldirtycaffrey, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of rangerred
2.78/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear lighter brown with a soapy half finger head that quickly disappears. No lacing or head retention whatsoever which is a little odd considering the abundant carbonation.

The aroma is on the weak side but has caramel and toasted malt coming through along with a little bit of hay and grass.

Caramel on the taste with a little bit of toast, prunes, and grass. It all just falls away so quick however leaving nothing but a light bitterness on the tongue. Extremely disappointing as I was hoping for much more flavor but Boston Lager has more taste than this. Mouthfeel is extremely watery with almost a seltzer water-like feel.

Overall, a real disappointment. I had never heard of this brewery but was hoping I might find a hidden gem. Alas it was not to be.

rangerred, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of Foyle
2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a thin ½” sudsy head that recedes quickly. Light lacing. Color is reddish amber and mostly clear. Significant carbonation bubbles streaming.
Aroma: Bready malt dominates with a bit of hop aroma as well as yeast. The bread aroma smells like fresh whole wheat.
Mouthfeel: Mostly watery and crisp with a dry finish.
Flavor: Liquid bread is the correct description of this beer. The bready malt is the primary flavor but adds some caramel malt sweetness and a nice hop bite for balance. There is a ’burnt toast’ bitterness that seems to be common in Vienna style lagers that I have tried.

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -20.4%

5OClockShadow, Sep 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

HerbMeowing, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

mjh0527, Jun 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

rdilauro, Dec 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

socon67, Dec 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

ShanePB, Aug 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Schumatrix, Jan 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

ROGUE16, Aug 22, 2013
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Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.