Vienna Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
870 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
Ratings:
870
Reviews:
154
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
314
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 870 |  Reviews: 154
Photo of MathiasOB
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of VABA
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer tastes incredible when fresh!

I always have a pint when I drive near the Devil's Backbone Outpost!

I also fill the 64 oz growler to enjoy when I get home. It is mighty tasty.

Definitely recommended!

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Photo of Pcole2
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great overall Vienna style lager. Best yet!

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Photo of DupeDog
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I used to drink Heineken and Yeungling but this beer tops my everyday lager. If you come over my house you will find it in my garage fridge as I enjoy it daily. I am guessing this is the reason that InBev purchased Devils Backbone so it can be on every grocery shelf in the country.

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Photo of Happybouy
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of ejimhof
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Donkster46
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of wrightst
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Rarrar
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of mannymo
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beerrat
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Icedog
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Overall refreshingly honey sweet with a smidgen of citrus. Goes good with brunch; and down like roadside kool aide...

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of DuffDaddy
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pint at County Grill in Yorktown with family and Ronnie & Donna.

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Photo of ZacheriW22
4.83/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sheelin
4.83/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RGifford09
4.83/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Draught poured. Great caramel color. Mouth feel is great with a nice balance of carbonation. Very drinkable, could replace your daily drinker easily.

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Photo of jdlarkins
4.8/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at brewery. A great session beer; I echo the other reviews when I say this is one of the best Vienna style beers I have ever tried in USA. Deep ruby color; rich mouthfeel, malty body. I could drink this by the gallon. Too bad it's only avilbe at the brewpub or in to go growlers.

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Photo of JP-Phillips
4.78/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth Vienna lager that's one of my go-to beers to have in my kegerator, as it's not too dark nor too light for guests.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.77/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear, deep, dark, amber/mahogany color with a half of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic with tons of biscuit-like, bready, toasted malt, black pepper, caramel and honey, heather, and a touch of floral, grassy, citrusy, hops. Smells inviting and delicious!

Taste: Delicious! Tons of bready, biscuit-like, toasted malt up front, followed by lots of black pepper, honey and caramel-like sweetness, a hint of citrus and a hint, a whisper, really, of hops at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and nicely effervescent, as there’s quite a bit of carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 4.9%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is one of my favorite session beers, period. Malty, slightly sweet, bready, crisp, satisfying, very, very drinkable and spectacular! If you like Vienna Lagers, you’ll love this one! Highly, highly recommended!

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4.76/5  rDev +25.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 870 ratings.
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