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Von Trapp Vienna Lager - von Trapp Brewing

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Von Trapp Vienna LagerVon Trapp Vienna Lager

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BA SCORE
85
very good

33 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 33
Hads: 144
Avg: 3.81
pDev: 24.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
von Trapp Brewing
Vermont, United States | website

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager | 5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kingcrowing on 04-21-2010

A crisp, full-bodied traditional amber lager.

IBU 33
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 33 | Hads: 144
Reviews by skivtjerry:
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4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Jason
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Great looking white froth on top, mildly hazed pale amber hue. Fresh maltly nose of bread grain, grass, & grapenuts. Ample crispness within a moderate sized body. Mostly clean, full malt palate. Hops balance and compliment. Easy to knock back, a good rendition of the style.

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Photo of BeerIsland
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of tigg924
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, gold, with 1/2 inch head. Taste is toasted malt, grain, and I get a touch of cinnamon. An average to slightly above average version of the style. Decent, but I prefer others.

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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of sgn4779
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kingcrowing
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of far333
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A sizzly white head disappears quickly over the top of a clear, apricot colored liquid with streams of fine bubbles rising up. Low aroma of biscuity malt and some sweet corn. Flavor is malty upfront, biscuity and delicate, bready notes emerge and floral hops rise up to meet it. Moderate spiciness, some corn notes in the finish. Even mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Good beer, good representation of the style.

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Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of 05Harley
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of DrewBest
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of KenC
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BamfBacon
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of ricknelson
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shoretaxi
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of puboflyons
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 21, 2015.

It pours a kind of olive-yellow tone under a white foamy head.

Some toast and some sulfur on the nose. Thin hop character behind it all.

Light to medium body. Smooth though.

The taste is more malty than hopped but the grassy hops play up a little around the back bringing out a dryish lingering bitterness.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Phished880
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of popopine
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Von Trapp Vienna Lager from von Trapp Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.