Vienna Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
868 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:
868
Reviews:
154
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
314
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 868 |  Reviews: 154
Photo of duvel1979
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AvRock76
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisroarshack
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeB
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Oranglow
4.66/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Speedihd
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WunderLlama
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a snifter

Copper russet clear liquid , one finger white foam cap settles to a white layer

Aroma of brady malts

Malt taste with a slight hop presence , mildly sweet

Good sudsing, crisp

Nice beer

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

12 oz bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance
Golden amber with 1 finger of head. Good clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Sweet brown bread, caramel, brown sugar, and toffee.

Taste
Sweet brown breads with touches of toast and raisin. Caramel and toffee with sprinkles of brown sugar. Light earthy, leafy hop presence.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, clean, and well balanced.

Overall
Thirst quenching while keeping a bold, well balanced flavor profile.

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Photo of ChestSplitter
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber.
Smell is very malty.
Taste is very well-balanced, and the taste/feel are bigger and bolder than your typical lager.
Even though it's reasonably light, it doesn't taste that way.
One of the better lagers I've had.

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Photo of Slarson7
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bbuck1990
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jbf190
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker amber color with a thin white head.

Smell: Light sweeter malts.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of sweeter malts and a hint of bitterNess.

Overall: Good beer. I would have this one again.

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

Photo of JDW4195
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 57md
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper color with just under a finger of head. The nose has a solid malt character. The maltiness carries over into the flavor profile but there is something a touch wanting and thin about this offering.

This is good and close to very good.

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Photo of 88caprice
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark copper color. Active bubbles and frothy layer on top.
Smells toasty and malty. Some sweetness and caramelization.
Good lager taste. Caramelized malt, bready. Ever-so-slightly sour. Great biscuity finish.
A nice Vienna lager.

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Photo of Jensen83
4.56/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent lager with a great color and very refreshing feel. The malty body gives it the right balance between a light lager with a lot of taste. Delicious.

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Photo of btheluvdoctor
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevinlater
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of whatname
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 868 ratings.
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