Viennese Lager | Bohemian Brewery

BA SCORE
82
good
51 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bohemian Brewery
Utah, United States
bohemianbrewery.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Full bodied Vienna Style Lager - A result of combining fine Pilsener and dark roasted malt. Slightly more hoppy than our other beers.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
13.69%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of mhaugo
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.68/5  rDev -25.1%
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.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of yemenmocha
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Nichol
2.78/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Trying this Vienna lager was enticing to me because the another Vienna brewed out of Idaho is one of my favorite beers, but Bohemian's was a major disappointment. Like others have previously expressed, I found it watery and bland. That the "BA Score" of this beer is a "good" 82 is very surprising to me; I disagree. Normally I go into more detail as far as look/smell/feel/head retention/etc. with what I review, but I don't find this one worth articulating based on taste alone. After trying this and a handful of other beers produced by Bohemian, I've now lost interest in visting their local restaurant/brewery here in Utah. Not good. Won't have again even someone offers to give it to me for free.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Benish
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of klipper
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Can into pint glass.

Orangey grapefruit golden color... Small head, weak retention, no lacing.

Smells of roasted malt, some bready sweetness, biscuit malt, even some toasted caramel notes. The hops come in soft and gentle with a spicy floral flavor leading the way. A mild citrus note hides in here as well. Very mild bitterness. Dry roasty clean finish.

Feels light of medium bodied, a hair undercarbonated, and rather oily.

Overall-- meh. Take it or leave it. If you love American takes on German lagers then perhaps you'll love this beer... It isn't entirely without its charm, but--it is rather lackluster.
Personally, I'll leave it.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-draught at Ray's Tavern in Green River, Utah. Served into a pilsner glass. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of fair creaminess, beige colour, okay thickness, and average retention. Body colour is a clear copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Pleasant roasted barley and/or toasted malts. Surprisingly complex hop character. Full-bodied malty base. Pleasant and inviting. A moderate strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: The full body is comprised of clean, light toasted malts. Restrained hop character helps round out the flavour profile nicely. Light floral hops. No citrus or pine. No hop bitterness comes through, luckily. Clean and balanced, but lackluster. No real complexity or subtlety. I do like it, but its simplicity holds it back. No alcohol or yeast comes through.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and crisp. A bit overcarbonated. Decent thickness. Goes decently well with the taste.

Dr: Nicely drinkable. Would pair well with food. Hides its ABV well. It's alright, but I doubt I'd bother with it again. Barely above average.

Low C+

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Photo of hawkssb04
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of benloho
3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of En29356
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mhewes
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of brentk56
3.4/5  rDev -5%
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

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Photo of nmann08
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of Zorro
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of wander4
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of CesarLopes
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Viennese Lager from Bohemian Brewery
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