Vienna Style Lager
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Vienna Style LagerVienna Style Lager
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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Vienna Lager
Ranked #40
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
85
Ranked #20,539
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 9.5%
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
930
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 04, 2023
Added:
Jun 24, 2009
Wants:
  62
Gots:
  163
Vienna-style beers are among the world’s first light-colored lagers and were on the brink of extinction until American craft brewers helped revive the style; it’s a good thing they did. These delicate and extremely balanced amber beers rely on semi-sweet and bready malt flavors but walk a fine line with both malt and hop character shouldering equal weight. Our take on the style features whole-cone European hops, which add to the dry finish.
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Rated: 4.39 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 04, 2023
 
Rated: 3.83 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Jul 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Dec 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.87 by BigMike from Pennsylvania

Dec 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jan 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 07, 2019
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Reviewed by tracycramer from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I pretty much do not like lagers at all due probably to not getting out much and not knowing what is out there. That said, this is very drinkable. Not the usual sweet lager at all.

Very nice. Enjoyed in Austin 10/20/19.
Oct 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by craigbelly from Iowa

Oct 09, 2019
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a beautiful copper tinged amber with a wonderful yellow blushed head, 2 fingers and active, bubbles holding out like almost cooked pancakes.
Smells like a lightly sweetened rustic pastry with just a smidge of caramel. some floral and grassy hints around the edges.
Taste is very light bread with some herbaceous bitterness. very clean taste, not super muddled or overly complicated.
Mouthfeel is excellent, crisp and clean with a decent body mid palate and a nice dry finish.
Overall I get the hype around this one and definitely wish it was a regular presence from SN. Super drinkable with enough character to fit in well as the weather starts to turn. Great beer.
Sep 19, 2019
 
Rated: 2.55 by chiefz1 from New York

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.8 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by KMillard from North Carolina

Feb 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by paulytasker from New York

Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by cdwil from Texas

Dec 16, 2018
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden copper amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and leaves some

S: Grainy, slightly toasty bready malt, grassy, herbal, spicy, and herbal notes, faintly fruity, and a touch of honey sweetness.

T: Bready slightly toasty malt, a bit grainy, spicy, herbal, grassy, and earthy notes, a little fruity towards the back end, pear and apricot, and touch of honey sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, crisp.

O: It might not be my favorite style, but this one is well done.
Dec 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.11 by lrend13 from Wisconsin

Nov 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by JayKay412 from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by ilikebeer03 from Texas

Nov 22, 2018
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Reviewed by orcrist_cleaver from New York

3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Light amber-honey in color with an icy haze.

S: Caramel malts are highly represented. White pear, summer's end peach jelly.

M: Light to moderate body propped up some by a its sweet slickness.

T: Lots of honey, sweetened white bread pudding with peach compote; quince syrup. Drier, toastier notes as it warms with some peppery hops as well.
Nov 22, 2018
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First review of a 12 pack variety pack by Sierra Nevada.
Pours a crystal clear light gold with an abundant head that slowly reduces itself to a thin skin with excellent side glass lace.
AROMA: Surprisingly, I get some light hops with lemon scents along with some breads.
TASTE: Yum! A little more of bread malts. Some sweetness with a hint of caramel. Some spicy hop balance present.
Dry at the finish.
Nov 21, 2018
Vienna Style Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 930 ratings