Vienna Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Vienna LagerVienna Lager
BA SCORE
3.76/5
912 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:
#19,651
Reviews:
168
Ratings:
912
pDev:
12.23%
Bros Score:
3.87
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
329
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 912 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TooLucid
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My go to lager. At least here in Virginia you can find a six-pack just about anywhere and it's frequently on tap. Dark, crisp, and fantastic ruby color. A kiss of doughy sweetness and pleasant but very subtle hop and spice notes round out the body. A nice easy going beer. I definitely prefer it over Sam Adams and other "accessible" lagers.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.26/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Nicely balanced lager. A tad sweet as it should be but finished dry and easy. An easy drinker. You are actually surprised (and sad) that it is gone.

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Photo of slhuggy
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrfehon33
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jamesrl96
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Appearance: copper body; medium frothy head; decent lacing; effervescent

Smell: good malt aroma; light hops

Taste: bready malts; sweet; finishes kind of crisp; not bad

Mouthfeel: medium-light

Remarks: good for style, but style isn't one of my favorites

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Photo of Turbo
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of whattheshelley
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DupeDog
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I used to drink Heineken and Yeungling but this beer tops my everyday lager. If you come over my house you will find it in my garage fridge as I enjoy it daily. I am guessing this is the reason that InBev purchased Devils Backbone so it can be on every grocery shelf in the country.

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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

Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 912 ratings
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