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Vienna Lager - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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542 Ratings
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Ratings: 542
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 17
Gots: 129 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: on 12-24-2008

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Treyliff
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small fizzy white head, short retention and reduces to nothing quickly

S- cereal grain with some caramel malt, slightly toasted with some light herbal hop notes

T- very malt forward with some bready and caramel notes, sweet honey, nutty flavors mid-palate. Light grassy notes with a clean herbal hop flavor at the end, leaving more nuttiness on the finish

M- medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel with a bit of stickiness on the finish

O- sessionable and full of flavor, reminiscent of SA Boston Lager. Tastes even better when served fresh from the tap

Photo of fishguyac
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Swift989
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of carterbt
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Budinetz
4.51/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Amber hue with a 1 inch, off white head that stays for a few minutes and slowly dissipates

Smell - Clean malt smell with earthy lager tones.

Taste - Slight diacetyl up front on the tongue with a smooth caramel finish that lingers in the mouth.

Mouthfeel - Great carbonation, not over, not under, just right. Very clean mouthfeel with no harshness

Overall - A very drinkable beer. At 4.9% it's got some great flavor and even better drinkability. The malts used have a lot of flavor packed in this vienna lager for sure. I only had one bottle from a trade, but I wish I'd had another to follow up!

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mulliwater
1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of sammy806
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of clayrock81
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden body with a slight amber hue with good head and carbonation that die quick with little lace on top of a light aroma, not much there, but pick up some bitter hops and touches of caramel sweetness. Light bodied, easy to drink, and hitting the spot, there's not much at all going on with this beer but it is enjoyable. Not as bitter or dry as I am accustomed to, a good balance is in here from the dry, floral hop notes to some sticky sweet caramel. As said, not too much going on here but not a water light beer either and I can't complain.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of hdf561
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at the Halligan Bar and Grill Down Town Branch..

Golden but darker than a light beer, decent non offensive smell but hard to distinguish anything specific.

Taste initially smooth with some bitters toward the end. Not really an after taste but definetly something at the end of this beer. Very drinkable but not a tail gater.

Overall this was the second beer I have had from this brewery, and this beer came with alot of hype but as very good. It will be purchased again and it is worth a try.Another good transition beer for thos looking to expand beer horizons.

Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.