Vienna Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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3.75/5
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972 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:
#25,083
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
972
pDev:
12.27%
Bros Score:
3.87
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
361
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Ratings: 972 |  Reviews: 184
Photo of Riff
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, brown, color with about a finger of white head that fades quickly away. Smells of caramel, toffee, malts, and a hint of grassy hops. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, bread, with a little bit of grass. Aftertaste of caramel and toffee. Medium-light body, crisp, light bitterness. Overall it's a nice drinking Vienna lager.

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Photo of Penjailer619
4.85/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dillinger
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iwork99
2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Krajnyak
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good quality German style lager. Slight amber look and a little cloudy. Not to much head or retention. Has a malty aroma and flavor. Perfect mouthfeel for the style. Very well balanced, more malty than alcohol-sharpness. Overall a really fine lager.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nate139
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wac9
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good tasting beer smooth going down

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Photo of MADmichael1969
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It good.

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Photo of nwhittin
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
2.73/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

DATE: December 22, 2017... OCCASION: final day of school before the break--feels good, getting over sickness too... GLASSWARE: Sam Adams lager... pours a fizzy, auburn amber body whose life can be seen as well as heard... its head is crisp, white, bubbly, and born of mad effervescent swirls... a picture of a lager... at arm's length, caramel wafts, but on closer inspection, the aroma is fruity, woody, and pleasantly soft--almost apologetic before it is welcoming... light, dry body that bares its ABV nicely and promises a sessionable profile--buttery, slightly oily... a thin finish doesn't endear it to memory... pear, apple, balsa wood, chewing gum, pine, and toasted malts keep this viable, though not the kind of flavor that will sing its praises... truth be told: I expected more, having heard much of this and suddenly finding it in multiple beer stores... not among the better in this style, but not a condemnation either... not the best in the case, either...

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Photo of rab53
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear coppery amber producing less than 2 fingers, of beige, frothy, short-lived l head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is malty, bready, toasty, caramel with hints of cereal, fruity lager yeast & dry grassy hops. Taste is similar to nose but sweeter with a more intense caramel & fruitiness throughout & a fine peppery finish. Aftertaste is toast & caramel. Clean & crisp, peppery, lightly bitter & dry in the finish & aftertaste.

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Photo of Lampro
3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice malty character, fairly light body. An easy lager.

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Photo of probert
2.52/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Packers_2016
4.86/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of buschbeer
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pokal glass

This beer pours a brilliant copper color with burnt orange highlights. It is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves little to no lacing.

The smell is caramel, toffee, and toast.

It starts out with caramel. Through the middle I get toasted malt. The is enough hops to prevent it from being too sweet.

Moderate to thin mouthfeel

This is a good Vienna lager. It is no Elliot Ness, but it hits the spot if you are craving the style.

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Photo of SampsonSimpson
1.76/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Did not enjoy. Very mild almost undetectable front with an offensive poison-y back

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
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 -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 972 ratings