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Bohemian Brewery
Utah, United States | website

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
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
49
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
19.27%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
For Trade:
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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 49
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 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 drabmuh
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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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 bucklemyshoe
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can at 42 degrees into a pint glass.

A: It pours a transluscent copper color with an inch of fizzy white head that dies quickly and doesn't leave any lacing. It looks like a typical macro lager.

S: Light biscuit, toffee, caramel, and butterscotch. Nothing is too strong here as it is pretty basic and unoffensive.

T: Toasty throughout; breadiness, caramel, citrus, and some underlying hoppiness. It's almost like a lagered version of an English bitter but not quite as doughy.

M: It has a medium-light body with spritzy carbonation and a crisp, clean finish.

D: This is wonderfully quaffable and has lots of flavor for only being 4% alcohol.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

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Photo of avalon07
3.58/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.7/5  rDev +31.3%
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!

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Photo of indiapaleale
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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!

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Photo of CampusCrew
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

mislabed. this should be a vienna lager.

appearance: nice red color

smell: some caramel notes and some decent hop aroma

taste: good hop flavor but not enough for me.

mouthfeel: light bodied.

drinkability: another good lager from a place that knows how to do it correctly

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Photo of Fishdawg71
4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
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.

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Photo of BigJTrucker
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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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 drewbage
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
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)

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Viennese Lager from Bohemian Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.
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