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Vienna Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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3.76/5
Very Good
928 Ratings
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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:
#20,556
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
928
pDev:
12.23%
Bros Score:
3.87
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
335
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 928 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of Zaktcc
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

L: Clear copper brown pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Falls fast with a solid rim of lacing.

S: Toasted malts and brown sugar. Smells kinda sweet... light grains mixed in.

T/F: Similar to the nose. Sweet caramel malts and light grains. Earthy... light. A bit of honey... mild hop bittering without much in the way of hop flavors. The finish is earth and grain.

O: An inoffensive amber lager. A bit on the sweet side... a little more hopping would have really helped. Easy drinking and kind of forgettable. Wouldn't seek it out... would drink it again if offered.

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Photo of Techichi
3.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I've had quite a few DB Vienna Lagers but this is my 1st time reviewing one. Found the bottle in the oft overlooked corner of my fridge. "Boned on" date is Jan 17...so yeah probably not the freshest. Surprisingly still had a good creamy head. Not a whole lot of carbonation as it settles though. Dark amber color with slight malt scent. A bit metallic, though i'll chalk that up to me drinking this nearly a year after it was created. Taste is sweet - heavy caramel malts. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium. Solid lager.

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

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Vienna Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is two fingers thick and off-white, with web-like lacing, and clear medium amber body.

Smells like honey biscuit malts with lighter accents of hops.

The taste is about the same. Nice balance and a very refreshing balance.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Vienna Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company gets an overall 4.25 from yours truly.

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Photo of agreenman19
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jeffgalat
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AJmon13
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hcproff36
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | 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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Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 928 ratings
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