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Squatters Vienna Lager - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters Vienna Lager
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BA SCORE
81
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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-23-2002)
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -12.9%

This Vienna Style Lager was not too bad. The color was copper and clear, but with no head. The aroma was accentuated with malt and subtle sweetness. The taste was sweet and malty...fairly smooth. The mouthfeel was not bad, but to sweet in my opinion...could not drink alot of it.

07-14-2011 23:35:58 | More by WoodBrew
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DESTRO

Nevada

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%

pours a nice bronze color that was nice and clear. by the time it got to my table the head was dead (er er). subtle sweet smell, light malt and hop aromas, served it pretty cold and the smell was pretty faint. the taste was lightly sweet, bready and finished with a nice mellow hop taste. nothing ground breaking, but good. good body and carbonation, maybe a tad thin but i enjoyed it. this beer suprised me as i thought utah immediatly means bad beer. good stuff.

11-04-2003 01:06:31 | More by DESTRO
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marc77

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Light bronze hue & clear as expected for a lager. Head settles quickly into a thin tight layer. Green chlorophyll Hallertauer hop nose. Sweet, toasty Munich malt comes through as well. Lots of biscuity malt flavors w/ a mild but balancing hop bitterness. Light in body, but w/ a smooth mouthfeel. Finishes w/ lots of bready malt flavors & earthy hop flavor lingering. Although a bit thin, this is a pretty flavorful brew.

05-23-2002 07:38:37 | More by marc77
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +6.3%

Had at the brewpub in Salt Lake City. Beer was part of a sample tray. Served from the tap into 4 oz sample glasses.

A-amber color with a white head, thin ring head

S-cereal smell, malty

T-sweet, nice cereal malt flavor, good hop balance

M-medium

D-Overall a very nice, balanced beer. I would recommend.

08-07-2009 02:49:21 | More by jneiswender
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev +4.3%

Pours copper amber with a thin white head that stays. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is bready/yeasty/grainy with some floral notes.

The taste is malty and bready with some subtle floral bitterness. It has a soft, thin finish.

The feel is thin, though not watery. It has a refreshing crispness to it.

The yeast shows through a bit much, here. Not bad, but could be cleaner to fit style better. Smooth and drinkable, for sure.

07-16-2008 13:32:34 | More by jwc215
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jokelahoma

Missouri

3.45/5  rDev -0.9%

This one poured a deep, deep red color, perhaps the truest red I've ever seen in a beer. The stiff snow shite head lasts a good while, and laces well.

There's just not a lot of aroma with this beer. Try as I might, I couldn't detect much of anything in the nose. There was an ever so faint hint of toasted malts, and no hops at all. Very light in the aroma department.

There's a very unique, dirty caramel malt taste here. The hop bitterness is present, but no flavor hops at all. The taste seems mostly to come from Vienna, Munich, or perhaps some specialty toasted malt, whichever is used for the base. Beyond that bread-crust toastiness and that odd caramel, there's little else. In fact, the bread crust flavor is almost a tad overwhelming, just holding off enough to make you want to continue drinking.

It's rather hard to judge the mouthfeel. It's creamier than expected, yet still on the thin side of medium.

I'd have to be in the mood to try this one again. The taste isn't bad at all, really, it's just unique enough to make you think about what the heck is going on with your beer, and I'm not always wanting to think when I drink. Good, but not great.

06-24-2006 04:47:01 | More by jokelahoma
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Wasatch

Utah

3.4/5  rDev -2.3%

A - Pours a amber color, some carbonation, nice foamy head, nice lacing throughout the drink.

S - Scents of hops, malts, and caramel.

T - The taste is sweet and malty, slighty watery too.

M - Light-Medium body.

D - Drinkable. This is a pretty tasty brew non the less. Would recommend.

05-14-2006 06:15:33 | More by Wasatch
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beerguy101

California

3.9/5  rDev +12.1%

Medium amber color. Small head. Aroma is malty and sweet. A medium bodied lager. Malty and somewhat hoppy. Good flavor, malty and smooth. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty and slightly bitter. Nice tasting beer.

09-24-2003 03:27:00 | More by beerguy101
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beernut7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.9%

This is a huge style improvement from the Red Rock Vienna lager just down the street. Not overly light in body, this blonde colored brew has a nice bready German malt flavor and a noticeable pure hop bite to it. I thought this was a tasty offering.

08-23-2002 18:52:43 | More by beernut7
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Arbitrator

California

1.78/5  rDev -48.9%

On tap at the Squatters brewpub in downtown SLC, back in March or April. From notes.

A: Pours a rummy amber color. No head, slight ring on the glass, light lacing as I drink.

S: Caramel and bread.

T: Caramel, bread, and a whisper of floral hops.

M: Light-medium bodied, ok carbonation but not a crisp finish. Lingering malt in the aftertaste.

D: Meh. Against others in the style I wouldn't get it again, and against the brewery's other beers I wouldn't get it again.

11-12-2009 08:31:37 | More by Arbitrator
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jplopez21

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.8%

08-20-2014 21:00:43 | More by jplopez21
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

3.93/5  rDev +12.9%

This one came off the tap a golden color with hints of amber in there as well with a good coat of head over top. The nose was sweet swet caramel with some of that lager nose I have yet to put into words. It smells nice. The flavor is not bad, with a good caramel backbone supporting a piney hop background. Not bad at all. I'd have another if I were back.

11-22-2004 00:54:57 | More by kmpitz2
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francisweizen

Alaska

3.6/5  rDev +3.4%

Grainy golden with a nice thick cap of white foam. Something that all of the local Squatters tap beers seemed to have in common. A nice appearance. The aromas are nice with Floral german hops and nice malts as well, but everything is a bit subdued. The taste is watery like the aroma suggests, but the balance of the exisiting flavors is quite nice and refreshing. Mouthfeel is light bodied, but crisp and quite alright. Drinkability would be better, but this is a bit too bland. Passable for a UT brew...

08-02-2005 06:26:26 | More by francisweizen
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treehugger02010

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

This brew poured a brown color, not too dark and not to light. There wasn't much head. The lace was abundant, yet thin. There was a complete absence of smell. The taste had hints of coffee, with an overtone of sweet malts. The mouthfeel was smoothish. The best part of this brew was that it had an excellent aftertaste. A pretty good lager. Don't drink and review.

12-23-2006 23:24:41 | More by treehugger02010
Squatters Vienna Lager from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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