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Viennese Lager - Bohemian Brewery

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
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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Reviews by jamesDaExMoBeerGuy:
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

jamesDaExMoBeerGuy, Sep 30, 2012
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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
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 En29356
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

En29356, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
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
Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

grabbed a single can of all of these at gbx and decided to pop one open this morning to get the day rolling.

pour was a typical light golden color with a crystal clear boy. light foam on top really comes through an then leaves as quick as it came. aroma of light hops, grass, a touch of gran an banana and a bread malt middle, really nicely done with a smooth and even touch of flavor and clean light taste that made it super sessionable.

overall a nice light offering that was nothing out of the ordinary but worked and was a nice light session beer.

mikesgroove, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of blackie
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
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 Canada_Dan
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%

Canada_Dan, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

warpedrevolution, Mar 21, 2013
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 Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Benish
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Benish, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -21%

ygtbsm94, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
2.65/5  rDev -23.9%
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 woodychandler
4.72/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

The circular, overlapping nature of The CANQuest coupled with my North AmeriCAN tour of 2006 to 2008 has just hit home! I visited their brewpub once upon a time! CAN you dig it?

Beer & Music: I will cop to taking the easy way out, but the most famous Viennese that I could think of was the great Ludwig von. I am listening to Beethoven's 5th Symphony as I conduct (sorry) this review.

From the CAN: The word "Beer" in its many forms, including "IINBO (sort of my Cyrillic), Bier, Biere, Cerveja, Birra, Pivo, [Japanse or Chinese characters], Cerveza, Bier and Biere" and "Best if served in a glass." Fair dinkum, but how come we never get the word for CAN, which is far more important? CANs = Dosen, Boites, Lattine, Lattas, and Blikken.

CAN we have a review? Without further ado, some Ludwig von accompanied by sharp Crack & Glug! I got a foamy finger of ecru head with good retention from my offbeat pour. Color was a deep orangish-amber with NE-quality clarity. BUPGOO! Nose had a toasted malt mild sweetness along with a slight metallic quality. The latter is not totally inappropriate for the style but is often attributed to the CAN when it appears in extreme instances. Mouthfeel was medium with a great toasted malt flavor in the mouth. It was like sucking on a piece of toast! Yum. Finish continued with a toasty sweetness. You CAN bet that this would be going into my cooler. The Utes may not be big on alcohol, but this is definitely quaffable at a low ABV!

woodychandler, Sep 05, 2010
Photo of AleWatcher
3/5  rDev -13.8%
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 DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of avalon07
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a can to a mug. Had a light brown color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: As expected, the aroma was dominated by malt, with a faint trace of hops.

T: Basically tasted like it smelled - a lot of malt with some hops mixed in. Not the most overly complex flavor, but good enough.

M: A solid amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A decent beer, and drinkable, but not entirely memorable.

avalon07, Nov 16, 2010
Photo of kojevergas
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
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 mactrail
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
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 klipper
3/5  rDev -13.8%

klipper, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can from Harmon's Grocery Store in SLC. Can't remember the price on the sixer. Into a NB Globe.

A: Nice copper color with an off white head about half an inch thick, decent retention but it starts to fade away fairly fast. Decent spots of lacing as it recedes. Nice clarity.

S: Grainy malts, fairly caramel like, light little hop nose definitely of the noble variety. Slightly sulfuric smell as well. Smells quite clean.

T: Taste follows over nicely, biscuity and bready. Touch of hops at the end, relatively low bitterness. Lingers in the mouth quite nicely with an excellent graininess. Maybe a touch watered down, but not bad at all.

M: Fairly thin, but finishes decently dry.

D: Easy. This is a great session beer that I wish I could get locally in Eastern Utah. Nice flavors, not incredibly robust, but a damn fine beer to kick back and have a few off. Well done.

pokesbeerdude, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of kagent777
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
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 Fishdawg71
4.2/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been drinking this beer for years. It is one of my favorties when at the Bohemian. A nice amber color, rich creamy head. Nice carbonation, malty but dry taste of good munich malts, not too much caramel. Has a little hop bite which is a little off for a Vienna, but works very well for this beer. A good all around session lager from one of my favorite breweries.

Fishdawg71, Jan 16, 2008
Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Was a dark golden color, nice carbonation, small head, nice lacing thorough out the drink.

S - Scents of sweet malts, and a tone of caramel.

T - The taste was sweet and malty.

M - Medium body with a nice touch of carbonation. Nicely balanced beer.

D - Very drinkable. Would buy again.

Wasatch, Mar 12, 2006
Photo of mhaugo
2/5  rDev -42.5%

mhaugo, Dec 04, 2011
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Viennese Lager from Bohemian Brewery
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