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Vienna Red Lager - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Vienna Red Lager
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phatz on 11-27-2007

A European amber lager, medium-bodied with a delicate malt aroma, slight sweetness and a clean, crisp finish.

22 IBU
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2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Iron Hill, Media, PA

Poured a clear amber with a small white head that receded to a film. Light malts in the aroma and not much more. Starts off malty and nutty, but sort of gives over to a watered down taste. Grassy hops are just barely noticeable. Light body. It's not a bad beer, and good for casual drinking, but not something I'd go back for.

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2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery. Couldn't see the pour as it was served in a clay Pub Club mug. 24oz for $4.50! Nose was grainy, some off corn sweetness. Mouth was grain, lightly hopped, a residual corn-type sweetness that was disconcerting. Longer finish was a pleasant remembrance of German hops. But overall, this style should be dry, crisp, and snappy, and it was over sugary and cheap tasting.

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the IH staples, on draft in Lancaster in a Mug Club mug.

Pouring a sample out for the appearance, looks like a nice reddish amber with a thin off white head. Nose is slightly too sweet, carmel malt, toasty grain, and minimal hops. Biscuit malt in the flavor, with a grainy sweetness and bready finish. Medium light body with high carbonation. I'm indifferent to this beer most times, but when I want something for my mug for dinner, this usually works.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Maple Shade location.

Pours a dark golden yellow color with some subtle burnt orange hues but it's not red at all. Kind of a misleading name for the beer. Half finger frothy white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Not much in the way of lacing.

Bland aroma with some toasty biscuit malt, subtle hops and earthy grass notes.

Fuller bodied than expected with some nice toasted malt, biscuit and subtle spiciness. Nice crisp hop presence balances things out pretty nicely. Slightly dry finish. Well balanced easy drinking session beer.

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3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had a 10 oz glass of this at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, PA. It came in a fat tulip glass.
Appearance: The body is a clear amber color with tons of bubbles floating to the top. The head is a silky eggshell shard, two fingers tall, great retention, thin spiderweb like lacing, and the tiniest bubbles.
Smell: The aromas are yeast, earthy hops, and stale.
Taste: The flavors are nutty, strong undertones of roast, and a slight citrus note.
Mouthfeel: The body is thin, with a dirty finish.
Drinkability: This is a fair beer.
Don't drink and review.

Photo of HopDerek
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear amber with some red hues, but not as red as I was expecting it to be, little head, but good lacing. Smells of biscuits and grassy hops. Taste is very similar, sweet biscuity malt up front followed by a dry grassy and floral hop finish. Medium in body with good carbonation. Good for a staple beer with nice hop flavors, very sessionable.

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3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Media.

Lovely appearance. Clear amber body with a small, slowly settling head and lace sticking in patches to the sides of the glass. The whole thing has a really attractive, shimmering quality that makes you want to drink it. I found this to be the best aspect of this beer.

Mild aroma, smells of toasted bread, caramel malt; faint honey; hints of floral hops. Nice enough. The flavor follows suit but is a bit blander than anticipated. Again there is a gentle maltiness; lightly toasted bread, caramel and honey lending sweetness; finish is thankfully fairly dry; floral, grassy hops, with restrained bitterness, emerging mostly in the finish and aftertaste.

Medium-light bodied, medium carbonation; the feel is smooth enough. Decent session choice, I suppose. This beer has a lot going for it in terms of feel, appearance, and even aroma, but ultimately winds up a little bland and muted for my tastes with just a smidge more sweetness than I'd like.

Photo of pburland23
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Iron Hill Media

The Vienna Lager is not a style I am overly familiar with, so I was eager to give Iron Hill's version a try. Beer is a pretty, dark red color accentuated by a one finger head.

The aroma is bready and very malty, but you can definitely pick out the crispness of the Saaz hops in the nose. The taste is similar to the aroma. This lager is crisp and very clean with a spiciness of the hops and the bready malts.

It's medium bodied, but all that malt makes the lager drink a little chewy at points. It was like to body of the beer was not consistent from start to finish. It's an eminently drinkable lager though with an ABV of 5%. It was a good introduction to a style that you do not often see.

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Vienna Red Lager from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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