Vienna Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Vienna LagerVienna Lager
BA SCORE
59.5%
Liked This Beer
3.76 w/ 903 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:
#19,178
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
903
Liked:
537
Avg:
3.76/5
pDev:
12.23%
Alströms:
3.87
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
328
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 903 |  Reviews: 164
Photo of spoonhawk
1/5  rDev -73.4%

Photo of mulliwater
1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

Photo of eldoctorador
1.75/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Dirtydee5
1.89/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

No good tastes like liquid tree.

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Photo of MasterRigger
2.05/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of q33jeff
2.18/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

**
06/09/2017

On tap at killarneys.

LOOK: Light orange, no head.
AROMA: pretty much water.
TASTE: Bland malty lager
FEEL: very mild carbobation, light body.

Nothing special.

**

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Photo of DonFrap
2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

Photo of julchak
2.48/5  rDev -34%

Photo of kevintaraross
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of Lee_Hancock
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of PorterThwarter
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of brother_kenneth
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of Urk1127
2.63/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of K_Fresh
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of JLeet
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of jschwamb
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of oldirtycaffrey
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

I wasn't terribly impressed with this beer. It pours a dark amber with a 1 " foamy head that dissipates VERY quickly to nothing. No real lacing left along the glass as you finish. Smell is malty, with a touch of sweetness, but nothing really stands out apart from the malt. There are slight hints of caramel, but overall the taste is VERY thin. Just not much to it. By the end of one, I was ready to try something else.

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Photo of rangerred
2.77/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear lighter brown with a soapy half finger head that quickly disappears. No lacing or head retention whatsoever which is a little odd considering the abundant carbonation.

The aroma is on the weak side but has caramel and toasted malt coming through along with a little bit of hay and grass.

Caramel on the taste with a little bit of toast, prunes, and grass. It all just falls away so quick however leaving nothing but a light bitterness on the tongue. Extremely disappointing as I was hoping for much more flavor but Boston Lager has more taste than this. Mouthfeel is extremely watery with almost a seltzer water-like feel.

Overall, a real disappointment. I had never heard of this brewery but was hoping I might find a hidden gem. Alas it was not to be.

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2.8/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of Rammed96
2.84/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of UnicornProfessor
2.9/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Well...It's a lager. It's not terrible, but there are many better choices out there.

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Photo of bonterra69
2.92/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

More like a red ale vs a lager. Nice sweet malty finish. Minimal head. Lacing almost nonexistent. Some cinnamon hints in the aroma but mostly smells lightly of malt. Taste is nothing special although much better when enjoyed at room temperature.

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Photo of Foyle
2.94/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a thin ½” sudsy head that recedes quickly. Light lacing. Color is reddish amber and mostly clear. Significant carbonation bubbles streaming.
Aroma: Bready malt dominates with a bit of hop aroma as well as yeast. The bread aroma smells like fresh whole wheat.
Mouthfeel: Mostly watery and crisp with a dry finish.
Flavor: Liquid bread is the correct description of this beer. The bready malt is the primary flavor but adds some caramel malt sweetness and a nice hop bite for balance. There is a ’burnt toast’ bitterness that seems to be common in Vienna style lagers that I have tried.

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Photo of Aesop321
2.96/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had it on draft. Looked great, smelled ok, taste didn't match the look imo.

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Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 59.5% out of 100 with 903 ratings
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