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Viennese Lager - Bohemian Brewery

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bohemian Brewery visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Full bodied Vienna Style Lager - A result of combining fine Pilsener and dark roasted malt. Slightly more hoppy than our other beers.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2004)
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Photo of Benish
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Benish, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Jsteez
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a dimpled beer mug on 8/14/2014

The appearance is copper and deep orange; poured a foamy off-white head; some sticky lace; some carbonation and haze is apparent.

The aroma is mixed with caramel malt and grains, cereal grains and nuts, with an earthy mild hop undertone.

It tastes like toasty sweet malt up front, followed by a gentle bitter/dry aftertaste. It is fairly balanced; malt-forward. The caramel malt backbone and light nutty flavor is not significant, but they each add balance to the hops. Dry aftertaste and just a little fruity.

Light bodied and slightly wet; crisp and satisfying. Very quaffable, indeed.

I must have had a bad batch the first time I drank this or perhaps my palate changed, but this is a fine tasting year round beer; but it would be great in the autumn as it somewhat reminds me of an Oktoberfest beer. I like it and I will drink it again. I am happy I gave it another shot, although I said I would never do it again.

Jsteez, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear deeply amber colored beer with small gut thick white colored head.

Smells quite fruity with a nice touch of caramel and nuts. Light but sweetly malty. The can says in small letters "Bock" and I can smell that it is a little sweetly nutty. Little bit of wheat biscuit in the malt.

Starts out sweet and a little fruity with a sharp but not to sharp bitterness. Little bit of caramel and some grain husk flavor.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall pretty good for a 4% Beer. Would love to see what they can do with no restrictions.

Zorro, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

ygtbsm94, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of CesarLopes
3.5/5  rDev 0%

CesarLopes, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of mhewes
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

mhewes, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-draught at Ray's Tavern in Green River, Utah. Served into a pilsner glass. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of fair creaminess, beige colour, okay thickness, and average retention. Body colour is a clear copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Pleasant roasted barley and/or toasted malts. Surprisingly complex hop character. Full-bodied malty base. Pleasant and inviting. A moderate strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: The full body is comprised of clean, light toasted malts. Restrained hop character helps round out the flavour profile nicely. Light floral hops. No citrus or pine. No hop bitterness comes through, luckily. Clean and balanced, but lackluster. No real complexity or subtlety. I do like it, but its simplicity holds it back. No alcohol or yeast comes through.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and crisp. A bit overcarbonated. Decent thickness. Goes decently well with the taste.

Dr: Nicely drinkable. Would pair well with food. Hides its ABV well. It's alright, but I doubt I'd bother with it again. Barely above average.

Low C+

kojevergas, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of En29356
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

En29356, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of blackie
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

single can from WF in SLC

a: poured into a mason jar pint, medium maple amber in color, capped with a healthy white head that retains a good layer

s: simple lager malt structure dosed lightly with subtly toasted vienna malt, providing a slightly nutty grain aroma and light sweetness, mild papery hops

m: carbonation moderate-high, a little spirtzy, body on the light side

t: body primarily composed of clean, somewhat plain lager malts - pilsner, but supplemented with lightly nutty, lightly toasted vienna malts, there's touch of sweetness, a little on the watery side but decent flavor from the malts, hops papery with a mild acidity, fairly clean finish with a crisp mineral sensation accompanying an ending dryness

o: a fine vienna lager, a little thin and plain for my taste, but at 4 percent it does well

blackie, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

warpedrevolution, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of elihull
3.5/5  rDev 0%

elihull, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of kagent777
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The twelve pack had a canning date of 8-28-12, so these are less than 5 weeks old. This one poured into a perfect pint.

Appearance: Gorgeous rocky head with nice sticky lacing golden light amber beer. Looks really good.

Smell: General earthy bitter hops mix bready malts.

Taste: Has just a touch of metallic twang to it. Nice bready-caramel malts. Clean malt finish with some bitterness from the hops.

Mouthfeel: As much, or more body than a 4 ABV beer should have. I am not sure how Bohemian does it, but their beers just feel more filling than other 4 ABV Utah beers. The carbonation is middling to strong, but not spritzy.

Overall: A solid session lager with as much flavor as a 4 ABV can pack in. Bohemian is my go-to grocery store beer here in Utah.

kagent777, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of AleWatcher
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Can into pint glass.

Orangey grapefruit golden color... Small head, weak retention, no lacing.

Smells of roasted malt, some bready sweetness, biscuit malt, even some toasted caramel notes. The hops come in soft and gentle with a spicy floral flavor leading the way. A mild citrus note hides in here as well. Very mild bitterness. Dry roasty clean finish.

Feels light of medium bodied, a hair undercarbonated, and rather oily.

Overall-- meh. Take it or leave it. If you love American takes on German lagers then perhaps you'll love this beer... It isn't entirely without its charm, but--it is rather lackluster.
Personally, I'll leave it.

AleWatcher, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer #13 in the great Utah Brew Hunt.

Always good to see not typical styles available. This is an easy drinking beer with a nice smooth and mellow profile that's mildly sweet and quite malty, but not at all overdone. Seems to have a good balance to me. I feel like I don't have anything to say about this beer besides that it would be a great session beer.

I think if you like amber ales or lagers, you will really like this one.

RblWthACoz, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very lovely amber on the darker side. Nice head in the tall wine glass. Slight whiff of malt.

Pleasant browned biscuit taste. Malty sweetness gives it some substance. Nice toasty flavor. Moderate hoppiness keeps it out of the Pilsener category, but definitely a nicer kiss of hops than many of the usual amber lagers or dunkel types.

Rather plain finish, but a tiny zing of bitterness and tanginess makes it quite a nice quaff. This would be a contender for the best of the litter of uninspiring light Utah brews. From the 12 oz can bought at a Salt Lake supermarket.

mactrail, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from about an inch from above gives this a nice big frothy light tan head above a clear rich honey colored lager.

The aroma is a light sour grain with a hint of the grain malt coming through.

Some sourness blended with a caramel malt with just a slight bit of grain and graininess coming through.

A parching, light dry aftertaste with hints of malt, leaves me with a pretty good feeling towards this beer.

LXIXME, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev 0%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of klipper
3/5  rDev -14.3%

klipper, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of mhaugo
2/5  rDev -42.9%

mhaugo, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of brentk56
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by a modest head that retains nicely and leaves a few shards behind

Smell: Caramel, nuts and grain

Taste: A hint of caramel, up front, with a developing grainy character; surprisingly fruity, after the swallow, with a tart finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not bad, but a bit too much grain and tartness for my palate

Mouthfeel:

Thanks, Douglas88, for the opportunity

brentk56, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is yellow and clear with a white head of small and medium bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass, carbonation moderate.

Beer smells grainy and sweet with a mild hoppiness.

Beer is light in body and a little bitter on the end from grains and perhaps some hops. I like it overall but it is simple, I'd have it again.

drabmuh, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
2.65/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from a can.

Pours a clear golden color with a small white head and just a touch of lacing. The nose brings some bread and quite a bit of grain. Very grainy and tannic, and this component is even stronger as it goes into the flavor. None of the caramelized malt or light sweetness that I would expect. Light body with average carbonation. Overall, far too grainy.

Thorpe429, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can at 42 degrees into a pint glass.

A: It pours a transluscent copper color with an inch of fizzy white head that dies quickly and doesn't leave any lacing. It looks like a typical macro lager.

S: Light biscuit, toffee, caramel, and butterscotch. Nothing is too strong here as it is pretty basic and unoffensive.

T: Toasty throughout; breadiness, caramel, citrus, and some underlying hoppiness. It's almost like a lagered version of an English bitter but not quite as doughy.

M: It has a medium-light body with spritzy carbonation and a crisp, clean finish.

D: This is wonderfully quaffable and has lots of flavor for only being 4% alcohol.

bucklemyshoe, Feb 08, 2011
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Viennese Lager from Bohemian Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.