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Vienna Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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3.76/5
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924 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:
#20,405
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
924
pDev:
12.23%
Bros Score:
3.87
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
334
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 924 |  Reviews: 170
Photo of SomethingClever
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into 20 oz pint glass

A: Ruby red amber body with amazing clarity smallish slightly off white head.

S: Light grains, slight caramel, bready

T: Nice sweet doughy breads, caramel, grainy

M: Medium carbonation light to medium feel nice grainy fnish.

O: Great beer easy drinking lots of nice caramel flavor.

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Photo of Davidstan
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure how to couch this but this taste a lot like Boston Lager but cleaner. The mix of hops and malt make this taste more beer like than SA. Very hearty malt feel and thankfully the taste does not follow the nose. Seemed to be a boozey aroma after cracking open the 1/17/17 12 oz bottle. Anyway, excellent beer here and will buy again.

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Photo of aasher
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of token_23223
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ctb6582
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sebas
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Adam1993
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-hunter
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 4.9% abv

Appearance- Dark Red/amber in color with a course bubbly head with a slight tan tint. Brilliant clarity.

Smell- Caramel, toasted cracker, baked bread.

Taste- Full of caramel malt. Doughy yet crisp cracker flavor mixes in while the caramel base remains. Sweet finish, notes of molasses and bread crust. Ends with a slight touch of bitterness and cooked grains.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with active carbonation.

Overall- A solid Vienna. Captures that heavy caramel taste well as this style sets out to do. The dark red color gives this away. Sets the mark for the style well.

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Photo of irate_alien
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Colin32
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of generallee
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of luke12345
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Proton01
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vienna lager had a very nice color and great nose. The taste is clean with hint of caramel like flavor and crisp finish. It had a bit of an after taste but cleans up fast. It a staple in my frig just a bit hard to get in NJ.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice light brown color but no head to speak of. Lots of caramel smell. Thought it was on the watery side.....taste was ok. Liked it but didn't love it. Average example for the style.

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Photo of BrysonMingione
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wingnut93
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacobus79
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of joshualthomas
4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 924 ratings
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