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Big River Vienna Lager - Big River Grille & Brewing Works

Big River Vienna LagerBig River Vienna Lager

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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.47%


Brewed by:
Big River Grille & Brewing Works visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This delicious, light-amber lager is balanced by its combination of imported malt and hops. Its clean, crisp finish adds to this beer’s great drinkability.

26 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2006)
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
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donmonkey1

Tennessee

1.55/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Appearance: Dark orangish yellow, good head that recedes too quickly but has good white lacing.

Smell: Reminds me of a homebrew with a bacterial infection.

Taste: I DON'T KNOW BUT GET IT OFF MY TONGUE! SOMEBODY GRAB A WATER HOSE! Who buys this garbage?!

Drinkability: If you tried to force this on prisoners, they'd complain to the warden.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2009 23:26:57 | More by donmonkey1
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice orange color, decent head. Smells very bready and the taste follows suit. This reminds me of a marzen and I was quite surprised by ho much I enjoyed this beer. Of all the Big River beers this was probably the best one I had the chance to sample.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2009 21:09:49 | More by ArrogantB
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ectomorph

Tennessee

3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I go to Big River quite a bit, but have never reviewed any of their brews. Went today for a company lunch meeting and they thought that was what I was taking notes on (work). Suckers.

A - Great deep honey color with 1 finger head in the Pint glass. Nice retention/lacing.

S - Nice and sweet with bread on the back. Very little citrus/hop.

T - Really clean and crisp, the malty shines through the middle of the road hoppiness.

M - A little on the light/watery side for my tastes, but still very nice.

D - Moderate, 3-4 at a time max.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2008 18:04:37 | More by ectomorph
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IPAcraig

Tennessee

3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An amberish red beer with a minimal head.

Smells a bit nutty and sweet.

This beer has a nice malt profile. Caramel up front, balanced by a biscuity, nutty, dry finish. Sam Adams BL with less hops.

This one feels a bit thin despite the low carbonation.

A good summer beverage. Refreshing and somewhat flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2008 01:16:04 | More by IPAcraig
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ndekke39

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried this on-tap at the Chattanooga restaurant. Poured a clear honey color with a thin white head. Strong honey and floral nose - smells like mead. Tastes of honey, sweet malt, and a touch of caramel. No bitternesss to offset the sweet flavors. Light-bodied. Very easy to drink, but not particularly exceptional.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2008 13:25:28 | More by ndekke39
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Driving back from the greater Atlanta area we stopped off I-75 to grab some Sticky Fingers BBQ before hitting the road all night long. Anyways we were able to stop in for a sampler before leaving Chattanooga, this was consumed at the Hamilton Place locale not the downtown location where it was actually brewed, but only 20 minutes away it's okay I'll settle for the kegged version. Appears a deep orange copper amber hue and forms a large cream head leaves behind even lace with each sip. Aroma has a roasty nutty edge with caramel malts and herbal hop varieties flowing as well. Flavor is upfront nutty and caramel without being too sweet again very well balanced with those moderately bitter hops that leave the refreshing herbal, grassy finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied carbonation gives it a smooth even feel on the palate nothing is overdone just enough. Drinkability is quality definitely the beer there I would focus on just because I enjoy a good lager when available these folks are run and managed by Gordon Biersch but the layout of the new location is great and definitely doing some good business.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2007 18:29:51 | More by WVbeergeek
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witster18

Tennessee

3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The only brew at Big River that I really will go out of my way to buy on occasion. Malts up front with a cool whippy sweetness. Dry finish. Nice head with moderate retention. moderate lacing but good cascading on edges....on the other end of the Vienna spectrum from Elliot Ness(my fav vienna)...this is subtle and lighter for a vienna... Not bad at all! Little complexity but little to poke at other than that....a solid attempt at a great style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2007 20:47:23 | More by witster18
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Enola

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer had a somewhat darker appearance with a fair head. There was lacing. The smell was malty. There were some hops in the taste as well as some hints of vanilla and a slight spice aftertaste. The beer was creamy and easy to drink. I could have this beer again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2006 21:46:01 | More by Enola
Big River Vienna Lager from Big River Grille & Brewing Works
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