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King Vienna Lager - King Brewery

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King Vienna LagerKing Vienna Lager

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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TheTrevor

New York

2.85/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 22:22:07 | More by TheTrevor
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-30-2014 15:03:37 | More by NightINgale
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drtth

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

05-02-2014 02:30:16 | More by drtth
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-23-2014 03:52:59 | More by AugustusRex
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RyanPollock

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

04-06-2014 01:35:44 | More by RyanPollock
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Brendan10

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-23-2014 00:19:45 | More by Brendan10
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-07-2014 17:25:11 | More by Brewsed
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randallpink

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

01-23-2014 08:12:43 | More by randallpink
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BeerClubNiagara

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-19-2014 18:30:02 | More by BeerClubNiagara
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-26-2013 00:29:04 | More by MJ63
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-13-2013 04:03:57 | More by peensteen
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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-14-2013 03:53:13 | More by timiskin
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

02-13-2013 12:35:09 | More by DaPan
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Natureguy12

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-24-2012 02:10:35 | More by Natureguy12
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 03:15:57 | More by decimator
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev -30.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 21:12:50 | More by Phyl21ca
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.7%

11-06-2012 18:55:47 | More by cfalovo97
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drinkininthewood

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 02:04:14 | More by drinkininthewood
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-06-2012 05:25:52 | More by ThinkAgain
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Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 16:40:26 | More by Kremlock
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.4%

09-16-2012 17:57:32 | More by Vyronian
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-20-2012 02:51:42 | More by kelvarnsen
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 21:13:43 | More by mick303
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 19:13:18 | More by SebD
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I got this in an OCB mix pack. I've been meaning to try King for a while, it's just I can't seem to find any singles of what they sell.

Appearance: It produced a finger of head that did not lace but managed to stick around for a while. The body is a nice clear copper colour with decent carbonation.

Smell: Smells clean, as a light toasty aroma with a slight yeast undertone and a light floral touch. It seems to come across as a little moist, but not watered down.

Taste: Starts with a sweet toast like caramel malt that is tamed by a broom sweeping of barley and finished off with a touch of floral hops that makes it a fast, crisp and clean taste.

Mouthfeel: A slight caramel cloying that I could see getting out of control after say three or four, and the transitioning is quite fast. However, the carbonation helps out the entire beer, the aftertaste is nice.

Drinkability: This stuff is incredibly easy to get down and incredibly refreshing. The carbonation is perfect, it's flavourful but still simple enough to quench a summer thirst. There's nothing bad I can say here.

Final Thoughts: If you want a beer to teach you Macro buddies on what beer should be, try them on this. It has a high drinkability but a rich malty flavour that should win people over the generic straw taste of so many lagers. I really have to try more of King's offerings because this was great.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 18:56:30 | More by TheHammer
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King Vienna Lager from King Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.