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King Vienna Lager - King Brewery

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King Vienna LagerKing Vienna Lager

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81
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
King Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This true to style Vienna Lager, brewed with Vienna malt, noble hops and classic European brewing methods, delivers an authentic taste and complex flavour profile. King Vienna is an amber coloured, medium bodied beer with an exquisite palate, complimented by a gentle creaminess and slight malt sweetness. The enticing toasted malt nose and gentle hop flavour rival the world’s very best Vienna Lagers.

It finishes with amazing toffee malt flavour and crisp bitterness that dries smoothly on your palate without becoming too sweet.

(Beer added by: pootz on 08-22-2010)
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Photo of leaddog
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Appearance - Pours a light copper with a finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell - toasted caramel malts and floral hops.

Taste - A lot of lightly toasted and caramel malts with just a touch of the floral hops for good measure. Floral hops linger with the malts in the aftertaste. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Crisp finish.

Overall - The malts in this brew are definitely a stand out. Would like to have had just a little more hops to add a little more balance. Otherwise, a tasty Vienna lager.

leaddog, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of TheTrevor
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The beer poured a clear amber with a big head that didn't last long. The nose is some light breadiness. The taste starts with some slightly piney hops with just a little bit of sweetness to offset it. The hop oils linger on the palate and make for a bit of a cloying aftertaste. The alcohol is present as well, giving it a little bit of warming. The mouthfeel is slightly carbonated with a little thickness. Not a bad beer, by any means. It just doesn't bring a ton to the table and feels a little off-balanced.

TheTrevor, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of NightINgale
3/5  rDev -15.5%

NightINgale, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of drtth
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

drtth, May 02, 2014
Photo of AugustusRex
3/5  rDev -15.5%

AugustusRex, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of RyanPollock
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

RyanPollock, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Brendan10
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Brendan10, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Brewsed
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Brewsed, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of randallpink
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

randallpink, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of BeerClubNiagara
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

BeerClubNiagara, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

peensteen, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of timiskin
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

timiskin, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of DaPan
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

DaPan, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of Natureguy12
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Natureguy12, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of decimator
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a goblet. ABV 4.8%.

A - Poured a clear copper with a thin white head. Head vanished pretty quick and no lacing.

S - Malts (grains with some caramel) and a hint of hops in the background.

T - Caramel, grains, mild bitterness with a metallic finish.

M - Average body, average carbonation, clean finish.

O - Just above average for a lager and it's good enough to easily session.

decimator, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.48/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a light clear copper color Vienna with a medium foamy head with good carbonation and some light lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt with light caramel malt is good. Taste is dominated by light dry caramel malt with light gain notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nothing really special here.

Phyl21ca, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -15.5%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of drinkininthewood
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

6 Pack, LCBO, freshness date of 12/12/2012, served into an Upper Canada Pint glass that i found at Value Village ( good place to find glassware ).

A- Nice clear bronze color with a fluffy layer of foam that diminishes quickly to a thin layer, lots of big lively bubbles.
S- Very malty with good aromas of fresh bread, caramel, maybe a little toffee, slightly fruity with a touch of hops subdued in the background, good nose.
T- The nice malt flavors are what makes this beer good. Smooth, with good malty backbone, caramel, a touch of sugar, and bakery fresh bran muffins come to mind. Hops are present, but on the sidelines, bitterness is slight and adds good balance.
M- creamy and medium bodied. Carbonation is excellent.
D- A good session beer and something that i could see being a regular in my fridge.

Overall - ive only tried a few vienna lagers but Kings Vienna Lager is by far the best ive tried so far. Solid all around beer, and im glad i have 5 more in my fridge!

drinkininthewood, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ThinkAgain, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Kremlock
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice 1/4 inch head and then decreases to a thin film on top. head is white and beer has a medium copper colour to it.

S: malty and a bit bready, you can smell a bit of the bittering hops

T: Some sweetness at the front, followed with some bread flavours, then near finish a bit of caramel sweetness and then a nice short bitter finish.

M: Well carbonated. I would not say thin but it's on the end of it. It does have a certain silkyness to it too.

O: A great go to beer. Full of hints of caramel, bread and bitterness.

Kremlock, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of Vyronian
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Vyronian, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of kelvarnsen
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

kelvarnsen, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of mick303
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up 6-pack at the LCBO. Pours an off-white tan head of foam, which leaves a nice film and good lacing. Colour is a nice medium caramel brown, visible carbonation.

Nose has caramel malts, faint grassiness. honey. Pleasant and balanced, has nice foresty and strong dry caramel notes.

Taste immediately has full caramelized malt, good balance of caramel, dry roast malts. Hops are not very present, slight bitter tang later. Good flavour intensity and balance, bit of sweetness toward end. Finish is dry, malty, and slightly warming.

Mouthfeel is smooth and rounded. Carbonation is at a good level to balance the malts. Drinkable, with a light-medium body.

Not a bad everyday drink, has a good flavour to it. Caramel malts dominate and beer has a good texture and flavour profile. Only improvement would be to have the caramel slightly less cloying/sweet. I'd still recommend it, very sessionable, and a good profile of the style.

mick303, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of SebD
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice clear golden color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of toasted malts, floral hops and some caramel.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a bready/caramelly malt character with some grassy and floral hops.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas. Very refreshing.

SebD, Aug 13, 2012
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King Vienna Lager from King Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.