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Trapp Vienna Lager - Trapp Family Lodge Brewery

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Trapp Vienna LagerTrapp Vienna Lager

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BA SCORE
85
very good

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trapp Family Lodge Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An amber lager style that has all but disappeared over the last century. This soft, delicate beer has a touch more of a sweet finish than Helles. With a slightly higher alcohol level of 5%, this lager is still very drinkable. A subtle hop finish rounds out this delicious lager.

(Beer added by: kingcrowing on 04-21-2010)
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Reviews by skivtjerry:
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skivtjerry

Vermont

4.13/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured clear with a good frothy head. Good retention. Smell is sweet malt with a very faint caramel/cotton candy aroma. Taste is moderately sweet malt, commanding but not cloying. There is a faint burnt caramel edge that doesn't quite fit in, and this affects the otherwise near perfect mouthfeel. Very drinkable, would be an A+ if the malt was a little smoother.

10-29-2010 09:46:45 | More by skivtjerry
More User Reviews:
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-06-2013 19:22:01 | More by JakerLou
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +15.9%

I suspect this is the last one of these I'll have for a while. The Trapp beers come in quart (whoops - liter) flippies which is a format homebrewers like. The Vienna is a toasted hazy gold in the glass and the head was pretty sturdy. Initial smells seem subtle but inviting and get better. It's that first wonderful soft so balanced lager taste that wins every time for this beer and its brewery. An absolute Olympic gold medal winner.

07-30-2012 17:42:52 | More by BeerIsland
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sgn4779

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-03-2014 22:56:12 | More by sgn4779
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kingcrowing

Vermont

4.43/5  rDev +17.2%

8oz pour into a small glass.

Pours a golden amber color with a very small white head. Nose is a bit sulfury and sweet with a light maltiness.

Taste is very rich and malty and super drinkable. There's a very lIght hoppiness and smooth crisp finish. Really this is an xcelle t xample of the style a bit less toasty than I'd like but very good.

04-21-2010 23:32:09 | More by kingcrowing
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-17-2013 16:44:31 | More by doremite
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-31-2013 04:54:42 | More by acurtis
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05Harley

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +10.6%

Bottled on: ? (Picked it up fresh in July)

Purchased @ Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe Vt on a joint family vacation with Rochefort10nh.

Price - $18.00/bottle (1 quart 1.8oz)

Pours a beautiful shade of copper with a two inch fluffy white head and great legs. Much more lacing than I was expecting.

The smell begins with a sweet aroma of caramel malt followed by fresh baked bread and floral hops.

The taste is lite and not overly sweet with caramel, bananas and bread.

Mouthfeel is soft and creamy smooth from start to finish with a medium body. Slightly carbonated and very drinkable. There is a build up over time of some dryness from the hops which adds to the balance.

Overall this is a very solid lager and true to the style. I also enjoyed their Dunkel lager on tap which was just as enjoyable.

09-14-2011 22:39:53 | More by 05Harley
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DrewBest

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

02-02-2013 14:32:32 | More by DrewBest
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KenC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-04-2013 00:09:14 | More by KenC
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-08-2013 20:13:17 | More by BamfBacon
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-01-2013 16:08:08 | More by Kmlund
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Ajlvt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-28-2013 03:53:13 | More by Ajlvt
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14%

Tap: Poured a light clear amber color lager with a small foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light cereal notes with light caramelized malt notes. Taste is a mix of light medium-sweet caramel malt with some cereal and grainy notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Nothing earth shattering here but well balanced and easily drinkable.

07-18-2013 18:25:56 | More by Phyl21ca
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Phished880

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

07-24-2014 02:00:54 | More by Phished880
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

Lots of head on this, with lots of uniform pinhead bubbles, and off tan white head color with a real nice crown. Body is a real golden brown dark and filled with lots of rising carbonation that creeps slowly. Nice looking and aggressive.

Nose is very light toasty malts, a faint honey. Hints of wood, light toffee and sweet caramel just hiding in the back.

Palate hits withe an almost soda wet carbonation, but the flavors are nice and toasty rich. Light airy toast with hints of gaseous carbon dioxide. Crispy hop finish, and grass like tastes on the aftertaste. Quenching and quite dry.

Overall a real satisfying Vienna Lager.

08-31-2012 20:46:21 | More by smakawhat
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plaid75

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

On draft at The Farm House Tap and Grill, Burlington, NY.

Poured a dull copper hue with a one half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a soft earthy caramel and light grassy hop.

The taste consisted of light toasted malts, a soft caramel and grassy balancing hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the rounder side of the style.

Overall a tasty malt forward lager.

08-10-2013 00:40:30 | More by plaid75
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BGsWo22

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

03-30-2013 19:51:40 | More by BGsWo22
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%

On-Tap

Appearance - Clear amber/copper colour with a small size frothy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is a faint amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - breads/grains, toffee, grass, light hops

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a below average amount of carbonation and it has a slightly creamy feel to it. I can taste breads/grains, malts, and a fair amount of toffee flavour. I can also pick up on some hops and a bit of a nuttiness. It finishes with a malty and sweet aftertaste.

Drink - A pretty bang on example of the style. The flavour is very well balanced and it would work well as a session beer.

06-13-2011 14:44:11 | More by spinrsx
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csustar001

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-12-2013 20:50:44 | More by csustar001
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patrick802

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-04-2014 19:39:50 | More by patrick802
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suckaj

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-27-2014 11:28:02 | More by suckaj
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%

sampled on tap at american flatbread burlington june 1/2010.

pours crystal clear deep amber with a big fine pure white head. the head drops slowly and leaves lots of lace as it falls.

aroma is nice. floral and herbal hops. hint of butterscotch. white bread and cracker. faint toasty notes. light alcohol.

taste is good. light butterscotch and honey. white bread and cracker. bit of grain. light alcohol. light herbal and floral character. light tropical fruit.

mouthfeel is great. nice light body. silky smooth and almost creamy. just under medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. nice balance. crisp and refreshing. a tasty lager!

06-14-2010 18:54:11 | More by grub
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-18-2011 16:12:55 | More by nathanjohnson
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.1%

10-15-2013 05:17:31 | More by mportnoy
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Trapp Vienna Lager from Trapp Family Lodge Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.