Vienna Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Vienna LagerVienna Lager
BA SCORE
3.76/5
912 Ratings
Vienna LagerVienna Lager
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:
#19,651
Reviews:
168
Ratings:
912
pDev:
12.23%
Bros Score:
3.87
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
329
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 912 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of hcproff36
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vienna Lager brewed by Devils Backbone Brewing Company, with an ABV of 5.20% This Vienna Lager pours out a nice light brown color with a small off white head. Lacing is little to none, nothing sticks to the side of the glass, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell of Vienna Lager is rich with roasted grains and malts. There is also a nice sweetness and mild hop bitterness, to the smell of this brew. Between the look and the smell this this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste it is full of flavors. You pick up on the roasted grains and malts. The mild hops are a nice touch to this brew. There is a real nice mild sweet taste to this brew. There is a lot going on in this brew. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. The mouth feel is Bold, Clean , Smooth, Sweet And Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Vienna Lager a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Devils Backbone Brewing Company, did a super nice job with this brew.

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
2.3/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Maybe I just don't get the style... I had to dump it. Poured from a bottle into a glass, it was a clear amber without much head. Faint aromas of caramel malts with some toasted quality and yeast, couldn't detect much else. The taste was nondescript--a bit of toasted malt without much sweetness, a touch of hops without much character or bitterness. Body was light-medium. This one was not for me.

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Photo of EdFed
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours a coppery amber with a modest head that soon diminishes to a ring. A bit of malt in the nose. Nicely malty in the mouth. Decent.

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Photo of JT23
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kagee
4.41/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very good go-to brew when you want a Vienna-styled lager with some character. The roasted malt flavor comes through with some definite hop bitterness in the aftertaste but it's not enough to mute the lager notes. This Vienna lager has a very nice dark copper tone with little lacing and overall smoothness in it's body.

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Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malprep
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seedyone
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Head disappeared pretty quick leaving virtually no lacing. Best thing was the malty spiciness of the aroma & flavor. Just the right bite to be interesting.

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Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Zanico
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Of all the Vienna Lagers I've tried, this is the most flavorful. Goes well with food and a good sipping beer. With or without a lime. Toasted malt flavors with a bit more hop than other Viennas I've tried, which, in this case, is not a bad thing for me. Very good beer.

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Photo of Tone
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear copper color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, slight caramel malt, grass, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of a Vienna Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, slight caramel malt, grass, sight citrus hops, and a hint of wheat. Overall, aroma is hurt by the grass, but body is better if still only average.

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

Photo of 11-52_4hops
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SLeffler27
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The creamy almond head briefly reaches one half inch and dissipates within sixty seconds. Random carbonation can be seen within the chill-hazed honey amber. No lace graces the wall of a handblown Pilsner glass.

The aroma is initially rich sweet malt, then transitions to caramel and Earl Grey tea. Warmth brings out the aroma of almond paste.

The flavor follows the nose, adding honey and lightly toasted white bread. The flavors are full and the finish is mild and brief.

This beer has a medium body with a soft smooth texture. Light carbonation scrubs a creamy mild coating from the palate. This bottle indicates the ABV to be 5.2%.

This is a decent beer which I imagine would go nicely while watching or playing sports or with casual conversation.

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Photo of BergBeer
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lobos62
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 912 ratings
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