Viennese Lager
Bohemian Brewery

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Style:
Lager - Vienna
Ranked #149
ABV:
4%
Score:
80
Ranked #45,296
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 13.75%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
57
From:
Bohemian Brewery
 
Utah, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  11
SCORE
80
Good
Viennese LagerViennese Lager
Notes: Full bodied Vienna Style Lager - A result of combining fine Pilsener and dark roasted malt. Slightly more hoppy than our other beers.
Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 57 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Jsteez from Utah

3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a dimpled beer mug on 8/14/2014

The appearance is copper and deep orange; poured a foamy off-white head; some sticky lace; some carbonation and haze is apparent.

The aroma is mixed with caramel malt and grains, cereal grains and nuts, with an earthy mild hop undertone.

It tastes like toasty sweet malt up front, followed by a gentle bitter/dry aftertaste. It is fairly balanced; malt-forward. The caramel malt backbone and light nutty flavor is not significant, but they each add balance to the hops. Dry aftertaste and just a little fruity.

Light bodied and slightly wet; crisp and satisfying. Very quaffable, indeed.

I must have had a bad batch the first time I drank this or perhaps my palate changed, but this is a fine tasting year round beer; but it would be great in the autumn as it somewhat reminds me of an Oktoberfest beer. I like it and I will drink it again. I am happy I gave it another shot, although I said I would never do it again.

Aug 14, 2014
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SaltyScot66 from Utah

3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Of all the Bohemian Brews, this is my favorite. It has a nice balance of malt and hops that is crisp and pleasing.

Dec 19, 2020
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Parmesan from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L:. Pours a copper orange Amber with a small white head and no lacing on the glass.

S:. A strong caramel sweet taste, with notes of apple, some toasted bread and Noble hops.

T:. Toasted bread, a slight caramel, notes of apple and floral hops.

F:. Medium body, higher carbonation.

O: This is a solid Amber lager.

Nov 17, 2019
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yemenmocha from Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Nov 17, 2014
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DrewBeechum from California

3.86/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a sampler size glass at the brewpub. (Also a full pint later in the visit.)

Good gold amber verging to brown in the shadows. Good white head and well carbonated.

Aroma is sweet malt and caramel with just the faintest whiff of diacetyl (but I'm sensitive to diacetyl so most shouldn't get it in this brew). And a faint touch of banana.

Flavor is a match for the aroma with a good medium body and caramel malt to a well blanced finish with a good hop which they claim is their most hoppy brew (doesn't seem like it)

Apr 17, 2004
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indiapaleale from Maine

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - nice dark amber or golden in color with about a half inch of bubbly white head. Reminds me of the color of autumn.

Aroma - grainy malt, like sticking your head right in the fermentation tank. Some flavors of bread dough, yeast and caramel also come to mind.

Taste - sharp on the tongue, like a malt whip setting the stage. This dark amber lager has lots of malt flavor up front followed by some apple and caramel sweetness. I'm loving the way the carbonation makes each sip very crisp and refreshing. The grainy flavor I smelled is very apparent once this hits the lips. If you like an all-grain lager brewed with heart and soul than this is for you. Solid, straightforward and superb.

Overall - smooth, crisp and malty. Pretty light on the tongue and very well-balanced. Excellent lager with plenty of flavor from start to finish.

Would I buy more of it? - absolutely. This is another winner from the good folks in Midvale, Utah!

Aug 26, 2010
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Zorro from California

3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear deeply amber colored beer with small gut thick white colored head.

Smells quite fruity with a nice touch of caramel and nuts. Light but sweetly malty. The can says in small letters "Bock" and I can smell that it is a little sweetly nutty. Little bit of wheat biscuit in the malt.

Starts out sweet and a little fruity with a sharp but not to sharp bitterness. Little bit of caramel and some grain husk flavor.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall pretty good for a 4% Beer. Would love to see what they can do with no restrictions.

Apr 12, 2014
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drabmuh from Maryland

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is yellow and clear with a white head of small and medium bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass, carbonation moderate.

Beer smells grainy and sweet with a mild hoppiness.

Beer is light in body and a little bitter on the end from grains and perhaps some hops. I like it overall but it is simple, I'd have it again.

Jun 21, 2011
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.89/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

My can is a different label design. I think this was obtained from one of those rainbow food outlet stores.

Pours full bodied amber, 3/5" off white head, lacks the clarity and gleam in the body that attractive looking Vienna lagers have. The aroma didn't push that fall like caramel and leaves falling vibe, was more metallic that one would hope for looking for a smooth vienna lager.

Taste tries to give you some malty smoothness, but the metallic bitterness just dominates the drinking experience. I've gotten into the style more recently, but this was an unfortunate turn off. Should mention the carbonation was high.
They say its slightly hoppier than their other beers, but this should be a style that is less hoppy. Instead they went all high alpha acid like feels (is it noble?) and its just a mess of a beer.

Aug 27, 2020
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bbarfuss from Utah

2.82/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The appearance is slightly cloudy with an amber color. The yeasty smell is promising, but the taste is just mild and caramel-y, very forgettable. The mouthfeel and finish are flat. Not a beer that I would recommend.

Jul 25, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

The circular, overlapping nature of The CANQuest coupled with my North AmeriCAN tour of 2006 to 2008 has just hit home! I visited their brewpub once upon a time! CAN you dig it?

Beer & Music: I will cop to taking the easy way out, but the most famous Viennese that I could think of was the great Ludwig von. I am listening to Beethoven's 5th Symphony as I conduct (sorry) this review.

From the CAN: The word "Beer" in its many forms, including "IINBO (sort of my Cyrillic), Bier, Biere, Cerveja, Birra, Pivo, [Japanse or Chinese characters], Cerveza, Bier and Biere" and "Best if served in a glass." Fair dinkum, but how come we never get the word for CAN, which is far more important? CANs = Dosen, Boites, Lattine, Lattas, and Blikken.

CAN we have a review? Without further ado, some Ludwig von accompanied by sharp Crack & Glug! I got a foamy finger of ecru head with good retention from my offbeat pour. Color was a deep orangish-amber with NE-quality clarity. BUPGOO! Nose had a toasted malt mild sweetness along with a slight metallic quality. The latter is not totally inappropriate for the style but is often attributed to the CAN when it appears in extreme instances. Mouthfeel was medium with a great toasted malt flavor in the mouth. It was like sucking on a piece of toast! Yum. Finish continued with a toasty sweetness. You CAN bet that this would be going into my cooler. The Utes may not be big on alcohol, but this is definitely quaffable at a low ABV!

Sep 05, 2010
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by a modest head that retains nicely and leaves a few shards behind

Smell: Caramel, nuts and grain

Taste: A hint of caramel, up front, with a developing grainy character; surprisingly fruity, after the swallow, with a tart finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not bad, but a bit too much grain and tartness for my palate

Mouthfeel:

Thanks, Douglas88, for the opportunity

Nov 12, 2011
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blackie from Oregon

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

single can from WF in SLC

a: poured into a mason jar pint, medium maple amber in color, capped with a healthy white head that retains a good layer

s: simple lager malt structure dosed lightly with subtly toasted vienna malt, providing a slightly nutty grain aroma and light sweetness, mild papery hops

m: carbonation moderate-high, a little spirtzy, body on the light side

t: body primarily composed of clean, somewhat plain lager malts - pilsner, but supplemented with lightly nutty, lightly toasted vienna malts, there's touch of sweetness, a little on the watery side but decent flavor from the malts, hops papery with a mild acidity, fairly clean finish with a crisp mineral sensation accompanying an ending dryness

o: a fine vienna lager, a little thin and plain for my taste, but at 4 percent it does well

Apr 06, 2013
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Wasatch from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Was a dark golden color, nice carbonation, small head, nice lacing thorough out the drink.

S - Scents of sweet malts, and a tone of caramel.

T - The taste was sweet and malty.

M - Medium body with a nice touch of carbonation. Nicely balanced beer.

D - Very drinkable. Would buy again.

Mar 12, 2006
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ygtbsm94 from Utah

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Mar 09, 2014
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mhewes from Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Jul 16, 2013
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer #13 in the great Utah Brew Hunt.

Always good to see not typical styles available. This is an easy drinking beer with a nice smooth and mellow profile that's mildly sweet and quite malty, but not at all overdone. Seems to have a good balance to me. I feel like I don't have anything to say about this beer besides that it would be a great session beer.

I think if you like amber ales or lagers, you will really like this one.

Sep 10, 2012
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mikesgroove from South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

grabbed a single can of all of these at gbx and decided to pop one open this morning to get the day rolling.

pour was a typical light golden color with a crystal clear boy. light foam on top really comes through an then leaves as quick as it came. aroma of light hops, grass, a touch of gran an banana and a bread malt middle, really nicely done with a smooth and even touch of flavor and clean light taste that made it super sessionable.

overall a nice light offering that was nothing out of the ordinary but worked and was a nice light session beer.

Jan 08, 2011
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BigJTrucker from Oregon

3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review is from notes taken over the summer.

Dark Golden Amber in color, low carbonation. Respectable foamy white head, nice retention. Pleasing malty sweetness aroma. I detect faint hints of molasses or brown sugar. Tastes lightly of toasted malt, with an ever so slight amount of hops peeking through. Nice uncomplicated taste. They can't all be malt bombs, can they? Mouthfeel is fairly light, a bit lighter than i would like to see in this beer. Drinkability is fairly high. Nice, uncomplicated taste. I should grab a growler of this to take home with me.

Aug 31, 2007
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pokesbeerdude from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can from Harmon's Grocery Store in SLC. Can't remember the price on the sixer. Into a NB Globe.

A: Nice copper color with an off white head about half an inch thick, decent retention but it starts to fade away fairly fast. Decent spots of lacing as it recedes. Nice clarity.

S: Grainy malts, fairly caramel like, light little hop nose definitely of the noble variety. Slightly sulfuric smell as well. Smells quite clean.

T: Taste follows over nicely, biscuity and bready. Touch of hops at the end, relatively low bitterness. Lingers in the mouth quite nicely with an excellent graininess. Maybe a touch watered down, but not bad at all.

M: Fairly thin, but finishes decently dry.

D: Easy. This is a great session beer that I wish I could get locally in Eastern Utah. Nice flavors, not incredibly robust, but a damn fine beer to kick back and have a few off. Well done.

Dec 30, 2010
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from about an inch from above gives this a nice big frothy light tan head above a clear rich honey colored lager.

The aroma is a light sour grain with a hint of the grain malt coming through.

Some sourness blended with a caramel malt with just a slight bit of grain and graininess coming through.

A parching, light dry aftertaste with hints of malt, leaves me with a pretty good feeling towards this beer.

Apr 08, 2012
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a can to a mug. Had a light brown color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: As expected, the aroma was dominated by malt, with a faint trace of hops.

T: Basically tasted like it smelled - a lot of malt with some hops mixed in. Not the most overly complex flavor, but good enough.

M: A solid amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A decent beer, and drinkable, but not entirely memorable.

Nov 16, 2010
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Fishdawg71 from Utah

4.22/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been drinking this beer for years. It is one of my favorties when at the Bohemian. A nice amber color, rich creamy head. Nice carbonation, malty but dry taste of good munich malts, not too much caramel. Has a little hop bite which is a little off for a Vienna, but works very well for this beer. A good all around session lager from one of my favorite breweries.

Jan 16, 2008
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nmann08 from Virginia

3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 11, 2016
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Thorpe429 from Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from a can.

Pours a clear golden color with a small white head and just a touch of lacing. The nose brings some bread and quite a bit of grain. Very grainy and tannic, and this component is even stronger as it goes into the flavor. None of the caramelized malt or light sweetness that I would expect. Light body with average carbonation. Overall, far too grainy.

Jun 09, 2011
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