Vienna Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
865 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:
865
Reviews:
154
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
314
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 865 |  Reviews: 154
Photo of Scott_McCool
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChrisHanna
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Caskaway
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aesop321
2.96/5  rDev -21.7%
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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Photo of Hugh37
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eeroomnhoj
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I know I have had this beer before but I guess I never recorded it. Purchased a 12 pack the other week and have been slowly consuming them with pleasure. The first can tasted a little "canny" but I may have been used to bottled beer and thought I tasted the can. After a few I realized that this is a good can of beer. I can probably drink this on the fourth of July and still stand by nighttime.
Good flavor, good smell. Could not tell you about color or lacing as I am drinking this from a can.

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Photo of Bonifeks
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Ultra clear amber with very limited carbonation and a small white head film cap. Smell is hoppy with a solid malt backbone. Taste is simple and underwhelming, particularly among style. The malt bill almost gets interesting on the back end, but disappoints, lingering in a quiet, shameless way. Mouthfeel is the standout characteristic. Smooth and easy-drinking, just not something I'd try to knock back a ton of.

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Photo of rbarrett86
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rclangk
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohiovania
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A baller Vienna Lager

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtnwesdew
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMCimpi
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gr0g
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paullmcm25
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkermitj
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdavisson
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Weirdera
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of spedprof
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of adamhdg
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tea colored brew with almost no head. Very slight bready smell. Nice flavor that is heavy in rye. Very little carbonation that leaves it with a less than desirable mouth feel. Overall a nice beer that I would try again.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Disclaimer: I'm typically not a lager drinker and I actually like this beer. Beautiful almost Amber color. Almost nonexistent white head. The smell is completely neutral to my nose. The flavor is sweet and malty without a lot of hops. It's probably right in Stacey's sweet spot; it's a little bland for my taste, but still one of the best lagers I've ever had.

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Photo of batt6343
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DKHNOVA
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 865 ratings.
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