Sierra Nevada Vienna Style Lager | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Vienna Style LagerSierra Nevada Vienna Style Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ThreeWiseMen on 06-24-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
853
Reviews:
183
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
150
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 853 |  Reviews: 183
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4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcb7472
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mribbens
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DesertFox24
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Vienna lager pours a golden color with a small head. Very crisp aroma, very sweet. Taste is sweeter crisp with a noticeable light malt flavor. Great feel. Overall sweeter but full, maltier.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle with bottle date of July 15th 2016 into standard pint glass.

L: Honey gold, finger width slightly off-white head that quickly recedes into a thin layer.

S: Caramel malt and earthy almost spicy hops.

T: Caramel malt again, some spicy hop notes but quite mellow, very well balanced beer but a bit weak for the style.

F: Light body, easy on the palate.

O: A bit disappointed in this one. Still good though.

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4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a very thin cap; little lacing;

S: caramel, nutty, sweet, grainy; no hop character;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; mild bitterness from the middle to the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: easy drinking; very nice version of the style;

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Photo of twage04
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow/gold with normal carbonation. Aroma is of continental malt/hops. taste is much of the same. Decent flavor but nothing too crazy. Less caramally/malty than what i'd expect from the style but overall still enjoyable.

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3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bright golden with clear body. Small head quickly dissipated leaving moderate foam and light random lacing.

Flavor is wonderfully subtle. Moderate hops with moderate malt.... the overall feel is quite carbonated. The general feeling is quite crisp.

Good but not great.

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Photo of Sappyjoker
4.52/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Noticeably worse than Boston Lager. Still OK

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Photo of hman43
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours a dark golden with a clear off white head. The head does not last that long. It has strong malt aromas that feature a strong toasty smell. There are toasty flavors with floral hops providing balance. It has a dry taste as well. It has a medium-light body with medium carbonation with a slightly bitter finish. Overall, it is a fairly well balanced between the malts and the hops that produces a dry and slightly bitter finish.

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Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentblackwell
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattyrubes
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a variety 12-pack $14.99 Foodland
Clear golden color
Light-Medium mouthfeel
Medium-high carbonation
Clean, light malt flavor, simple taste
Overall just ok. Nothing exciting to make me want more of it. Probably one of my least favorite Sierra Nevadas so would not buy again.

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Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gregangley
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warpig372
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lewarcher1949
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Good copper color. Decent head when poured.

Smell: Malt-forward with citrus notes. Kinda mild though.

Taste: Well balanced on all fronts, with a nice hoppy finish. Not as malty as the aroma indicated.

Feel: Smooth without too much carbonation.

Overall, a very good example of a true lager. don't understand why people settle for bland, Soda-water adjuncts when stuff like this is on the market.

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Photo of jgido759
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sierra Nevada Vienna Style Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 853 ratings.
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