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Viennese Lager - Bohemian Brewery

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | 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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jamesDaExMoBeerGuy

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-30-2012 18:20:15 | More by jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
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Zorro

California

3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: can

04-12-2014 03:43:53 | More by Zorro
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

03-09-2014 20:10:28 | More by ygtbsm94
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-08-2014 19:02:55 | More by Karibourgeois
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CesarLopes

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-22-2013 23:43:24 | More by CesarLopes
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mhewes

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-16-2013 20:02:20 | More by mhewes
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kojevergas

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
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+

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2013 00:38:59 | More by kojevergas
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En29356

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-22-2013 00:18:22 | More by En29356
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blackie

California

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
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

Serving type: can

04-06-2013 20:08:05 | More by blackie
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-21-2013 04:00:41 | More by warpedrevolution
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Jsteez

China

2.28/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a standard American pint glass.

A-light amber with a medium orange hue. White and bubbly 2 finger head that dissipated into a bubbly surface. Minimal lacing on the glass. A little cloudy when held up to some light. The appearance of this beer was the best thing about it.

S-Sour and grainy, with some citrus/lemon undertones. It was quite chalky.

T-No good: sour and chalky dominated throughout. The aftertaste was bitter, but not from hops, it tasted like chalk and vomit. I like to see beers with body, flavor, and balance. This did not have any of those qualities. If this was sour, mixed with sweet malt, and a balance of bitter hops, then the sourness would be fine. But the chalk has got to go!

M-Medium/full bodied brew that could have the potential to be sessionable and good, but I couldn't get over the terrible taste in my mouth.

Overall- I bought a six pack of this stuff during the holidays and thought, "hey, it's Bohemian!". I opened one, drank a few gulps, and then threw it down the drain. I couldn't do it. I gave the other five to my brother and told him to get those as far away from me as possible. I love Bohemian's Czech Pils and Cherny Bock-Swarzbier, I just hated the Vienesse Lager. I was highly dissapointed. I will stick with their successful brews. I don't recommend this beer and I won't buy it again.

Serving type: can

02-10-2013 08:36:47 | More by Jsteez
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elihull

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-28-2012 05:33:53 | More by elihull
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kagent777

Utah

3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 02:46:30 | More by kagent777
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Serving type: can

09-24-2012 17:02:09 | More by AleWatcher
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: can

09-10-2012 19:52:26 | More by RblWthACoz
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mactrail

Washington

3.85/5  rDev +11%
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.

Serving type: can

07-31-2012 00:51:26 | More by mactrail
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Serving type: can

04-08-2012 21:47:17 | More by LXIXME
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-27-2012 00:58:10 | More by DerwinWentworth
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klipper

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-11-2012 01:43:44 | More by klipper
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mhaugo

California

2/5  rDev -42.4%

12-04-2011 18:53:34 | More by mhaugo
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
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

Serving type: can

11-12-2011 21:14:46 | More by brentk56
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Serving type: can

06-21-2011 22:13:41 | More by drabmuh
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

Serving type: can

06-09-2011 17:28:21 | More by Thorpe429
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bucklemyshoe

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Serving type: can

02-08-2011 13:49:52 | More by bucklemyshoe
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Serving type: can

01-08-2011 17:56:44 | More by mikesgroove
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Viennese Lager from Bohemian Brewery
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