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Viennese Lager - Bohemian Brewery

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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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2/5  rDev -42.4%

12-04-2011 18:53:34 | More by mhaugo
Photo of Jsteez


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
Photo of Thorpe429


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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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

03-09-2014 20:10:28 | More by ygtbsm94
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-08-2014 19:02:55 | More by Karibourgeois
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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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3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-11-2012 01:43:44 | More by klipper
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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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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-22-2013 00:18:22 | More by En29356
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-21-2013 04:00:41 | More by warpedrevolution
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-16-2013 20:02:20 | More by mhewes
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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


Thanks, Douglas88, for the opportunity

Serving type: can

11-12-2011 21:14:46 | More by brentk56
Photo of Zorro


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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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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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-30-2012 18:20:15 | More by jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-27-2012 00:58:10 | More by DerwinWentworth
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2006 00:07:27 | More by Wasatch
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-22-2013 23:43:24 | More by CesarLopes
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: can

11-16-2010 13:18:00 | More by avalon07
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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
Photo of CampusCrew


3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

mislabed. this should be a vienna lager.

appearance: nice red color

smell: some caramel notes and some decent hop aroma

taste: good hop flavor but not enough for me.

mouthfeel: light bodied.

drinkability: another good lager from a place that knows how to do it correctly

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2009 03:32:13 | More by CampusCrew
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3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review is from notes taken over the summer.

Dark Golden Amber in color, low carbonation. Respectable foamy white head, nice retention. Pleasing malty sweetness aroma. I detect faint hints of molasses or brown sugar. Tastes lightly of toasted malt, with an ever so slight amount of hops peeking through. Nice uncomplicated taste. They can't all be malt bombs, can they? Mouthfeel is fairly light, a bit lighter than i would like to see in this beer. Drinkability is fairly high. Nice, uncomplicated taste. I should grab a growler of this to take home with me.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2007 19:31:20 | More by BigJTrucker
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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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Viennese Lager from Bohemian Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.