Munzler's Vienna Lager
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Munzler's Vienna LagerMunzler's Vienna Lager
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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Vienna Lager
Ranked #1
Ranked #3,235
4.34 | pDev: 8.29%
Dec 24, 2023
Nov 14, 2018
In tribute to the entrepreneurial spirit of Martin Munzler (NC’s 1st brewer), we created this crisp, satisfyingly smooth lager with a slight toastiness courtesy of darker malts typical in Munzler’s era. Just like Munzler promised in his first newspaper advertisement in 1860, OMB is always “prepared to furnish you with beer of first-rate quality.” Prost!
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Rated: 4.21 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Dec 24, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by Wizzman from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by SFNC from North Carolina

Jul 22, 2023
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden tinged amber color with a two finger head; excellent retention that leaves speckles of lace

Smell: Toasted bread, earthy tones and Vienna malt (sweet but just shy of caramel)

Taste: Vienna malt flavors forward with earthy, toasted bread tones tempering; a bit grassy through the middle to add some bitterness but the Vienna malt is the star here

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Olde Meck does a great job with this brew; truly befits the style
Sep 24, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by jak from North Carolina

May 08, 2022
Rated: 3.76 by oberon from North Carolina

Apr 28, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Sep 30, 2021
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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
It is one of the easiest, most sessionable Vienna Lagers I've had. Not too sweet nor too much caramel. Its really subtle in flavors and finishes crisp and refreshing. A good lager option.
Aug 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the brewery.
Clear copper color, three fingers fine white head, full lacing curtains.
Roast malt, floral, bready aromas.
Sweet caramel, pear, light floral and roast malt flavors.
Smooth light mouthfeel, outstanding carbonation.
I will join the high ratings, an outstanding Vienna Lager, one of the best OMB beers.
Jun 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Foyle from North Carolina

4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass A 2" sudsy off white head drops quickly. Abundant carbonation in amber colored liquid. Rich, malty aroma. Mouthfeel is fairly light with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, toasted malt, raisin, and some citrus hops in the finish. Overall: extremely good!
Jun 26, 2021
Rated: 3.95 by crobinso from Colorado

Jun 16, 2021
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Reviewed by CBlack85 from South Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an Olde Meck Tall Mug

the beer pours a clear, deep copper color with ruby highlights and 3 fingers worth of off-white head that slowly recedes to a small cap

the aroma is bready, toasted malts, caramel, and just a hint of floral hops. Very clean and inviting

The taste is much like the aroma; bready and toasty with some sweet caramel notes and just enough hop presence to balance the beer out. Quite delicious

medium/light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation

overall, this is a phenomenal beer. probably my favorite example of the style so far
Jun 01, 2021
Rated: 5 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Jul 13, 2019
Rated: 4 by ovaltine from Indiana

Jun 20, 2019
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Reviewed by DVMin98 from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
On draft. Deep copper colored. No head. Smell is sweet malts. Flavor is also malty, sweet and amazing. This is by far the best Vienna lager I've ever had, so it gets a 5 across the board from me.
Jun 03, 2019
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Reviewed by hottenot from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery does it again!
I would swear I was actually in Germany drinking this.
Very authentic Vienna Lager.
Crisp and piney.
I am not good at picking out raisins, plums, wood chips, or iron filings.
But I can you from experience this is the bomb!
May 11, 2019
Rated: 4.84 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

May 05, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

May 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

3.92/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a long tulip glass. A clear, orange/brown with ruby highlights and a one finger white head that retains nicely. The aroma is toasted grains and floral hop notes. The taste is right in line. Mouthfeel is light, carbonation medium. A well made, straightforward, Vienna.
Apr 26, 2019
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