Vienna Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
dbbrewingcompany.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed using a combination of Northern Brewer and Saaz hops with Vienna, Pilsen, Dark Munich and Caramel malts and allowing five weeks for the lagering process and the flavors to fully develop.

Added by on 12-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,833
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
1,023
pDev:
12.23%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
383
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,023 |  Reviews: 197
Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Apellonious
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schrader52
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good mouthfeel. A good full-bodied lager.

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Photo of Speartron
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Watery on the pallet. Smooth, a little hops lingers.

Wheat, sweet caramel and bread notes on the nose and tongue. Really sweet to the smell. Super smooth and goes down well. Not a bad session lager

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Photo of Trailboss76
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bronzy tea-like color. Medium head - tan in color. Light but pleasant aroma. Somewhat nutty. Nice, smooth drinker. A full-flavored lager. Very nice by itself. Also paired well with mixed nuts.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 08/06/18

Appearance - Pours mostly clear and red copper in color with a sandstone colored, finger width head that displays good retention before dying to a thin, broken layer of suds. A few small spots and lines make up the lacing.

Smell - Hints of bread, caramel and faint floral notes.

Taste - Follows the nose. Light to fair flavors featuring hints of caramel, lightly toasted bread and floral hop character coming through mid-taste and into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body. Fair carbonation. Drinks easy enough.

Overall - Decent flavor. Light. Drinkable. Not one that will leave a lasting impression.

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Photo of Frequency33
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrewsBrews450
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of riptorn
4.41/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MoreBeer4me
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good example of the style and a nice beer either alone or with food. Has a slightly thick feel as many decent Vienna Lager's do. Malty, rich, bready and a little bit dry on the finish. Overall a nice beer which I would buy again at some point.

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Photo of sqpat
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tb77
3.22/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kimlhurst
2.92/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Frank_TX
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A good example of a Virginia amber lager that is very easy to drink or crush on a warm Fall day. Nice caramel notes but not quite as heavy as Marzen. Available in bottles or draft in most of the SE Virginia region.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just grabbed a little local brew before leaving the family in VA.

Pours Amber with a finger head of thin bubbly foam. It quickly fizzes out into the cold body of the beer.

Fairly subtle nose, but predominance of caramel and malt. There are sweet, almost cola-like undertones that can be found as well. Pleasant, and expected to become more vibrant as the beer warms.

Light and malty flavors dominate this beer. Caramel and hints of molasses round out the profile, but this is your basic, run-of-the-mill refreshing Vienna-style lager.

Good mouthfeel, medium carbonation with a light stickiness and crisp finish.

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Photo of deansellers
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jr5639
4.59/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Wizzle32
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lastmango
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,023 ratings