Vienna Style Lager
von Trapp Brewing

Vienna Style LagerVienna Style Lager
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From:
von Trapp Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Vienna Lager
Ranked #28
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,580
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 9.97%
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
262
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 02, 2022
Added:
Apr 22, 2010
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  57
SCORE
86
Very Good
Vienna Style LagerVienna Style Lager
Notes: Named for the city that created the style, our amber lager is malt forward with a grassy, crackery hop aroma. A classic blend of German malts and hops gives this complex lager notes of biscuit and caramel in its finish.

33 IBU
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Rated: 3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey

Sep 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.89 by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

Aug 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
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Reviewed by nickb2000

3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Nucleated Pilsner
Look: Poured a slightly hazy gold-copper color, with a silky-fluffy head off-white in color and 1.5 fingers in height. Dissipated into a thin cap
Smell: toasty Malt, hops, some cracker notes, orange zest
Taste: First coming through is the toasted malt and the hops bitterness. Some light hints of flamed orange zest in the background and caramel. Finish is bread notes with salty crackers. Leaves behind a wheat after taste with a astringent burnt coffee note
Feel: Smooth, moderate mouthfeel. Dry finish.
Overall: The more I drink it the more I find more to enjoy. Complex easy drinker without being over bearing.
Jul 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.52 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Jun 28, 2022
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Reviewed by ewpass from Canada (PE)

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Cambridge MA 2022. Clear amber with a modest even head. Toasty malt nose, inviting. Light-medium malt body. A little chewiness which is always nice. Crisp finish, a very nice entry for the style.
Jun 18, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can
Glass: 0.4L Mug
Temp at Pour: 54.4 F


Look:
Clear golden-hued copper with a 3-finger off white pillowy head. The head dissipates quickly to a spotty and inconsistent cover.

Smell:
Lightly toasted grains and sweet doughy bread. There is a very light honey note along with a mild citrus and lemony one.

Taste:
Similar to the nose, with an added floral hop bite that while noticeable is not overly strong. The bitterness lingers on into a dry finish, making one want another sip.

Feel:
Crisp and dry. Body is between medium and light.

Overall:
A nice, easy-drinking beer. The bitterness is a tad higher than I am used to in a Vienna Lager, but it isn't too much and it dries things out nicely.
May 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Burt from Rhode Island

Apr 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.89 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Mar 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Hazy, reddish-amber body under a large white head that left a moderate amount of lacing. Subtle toasted malt aroma without a noticeable hop presence. Malts dominate the taste as well although Noble hops are providing decent balance. Clean, crisp, dry, nicely carbonated mouthfeel.
Jan 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.62 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Jan 10, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
"Best by 4/1/22"; drank 12/26/21 @ Form Over Function Rosslyn.

Slightly cloudy dark orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge khaki head; frothy lace.

Oak, dill pickle & mild caramel notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Dill pickle, mild caramel & faint oak flavors.

Just OK, in my opinion. Not one I'll return to.
Dec 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.76 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Nov 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by kuhndog from New York

Nov 08, 2021
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can, wine glass, best by 12/26/21.

The beer is a surprisingly light to moderately hazed autumnal orange. Initially it has a finger plus of antique paper tinted head.

Very toasty, crackers that are more sweet than hearty, and a hint of green apple.

It’s a very dry example with complex hints of vanilla, dried apple, and rye. The middle is rounded out with a fleeting sweetness.

Light, dry, medium carbonation. I’d say it’s a touch lighter than most relatives.

It’s dry and complex.
Oct 15, 2021
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Slightly cloudy amber, thick white head, superb retention, nice lacing
Rich bready malt, a hint of caramel
Tastes like it smells, with a hint of dried tart cherry
Medium-light bodied and appropriately carbonated
A well made, nice easy drinker
Sep 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Specialmick from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look..yellow brown and a little unclear. light white pillow foamy head
Smell..light but present hop citrus. nice smell even though it is faint
Taste...a nice sweetness of the bat with a round fullness. Nice bitter in the end of the taste but tapers of roundly with little crispness or drying. Very complete taste with no earth shattering crispness of a pilsner.
Feel..a nice bold carbonation that feels perfect with the flavors of the beer. Moderate to bold carbonation with a pretty sticky lacing
Overall... This is a beer of the 12 pack variety i would buy independently of the others. Well crafted beer i will definitely buy again
Sep 06, 2021
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Review 1603
Vienna Austrian Style Lager
von Trapp
Date: Best By Date 12 Sept 2021
I have five of these beers to consume tonight from this brewery. I have drunk the Dunkel and the Helles; they were good. This beer is 42 degrees, and I use a pilsner glass. The pour created a frothy and airy off-white head with excellent retention. The head dissipation left some lacing on the glass. The color charts around SRM 7, pale amber with golden hues. The clarity is clear, with a few carbonation bubbles visible.

The aromas are malty sweetness, subtle toasted crackers, light floral esters, bready, and caramel.

I taste a malty sweetness, subtle toasted crackers, bready, floral esters, a touch of herbal, a touch of caramel, and the ever so slight pharmaceutical.

The mouthfeel is crisp and dry.

The body of the beer is medium, medium carbonation, and light finish.

This beer was good, but I wanted more flavors. I was expected depth and complexity, but I did not get that. A solid beer to enjoy any day of the week.
Sep 01, 2021
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a light copper color with slightly less than a finger of head. The nose is nicely toasty with a touch of caramel. The flavor profile is biscuity and malty and the body is light enough to make this offering sessionable.
Aug 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Aug 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by DioS from Georgia

Jul 28, 2021
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Rated by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a crystal clear amber but there was some sediment at the bottoms of my can that gave the beer the a slight cloudiness when I emptied the can.
Jul 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

Jun 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

May 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by McSeal from Connecticut

May 21, 2021
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Nice dark amber ,orange color. About medium carbonation with also about a medium body. Overall the body is nice and makes for a beer that goes well with food or if you want to have a few while relaxing.
Aroma isnt overpowering but has a nice malty, bread, dark malty bread,grain, cereal, with some floral honey.
Taste is really nice, malty bread, grain, floral with a mild bitter hop finish.just a bit sweet but just to right amount.
Overall I thought it was a really great beer,would satisfy craft beer lovers but could see other people being able to enjoy it as well
May 16, 2021
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Rated by Wxwarrior

3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Not much smell, smooth going down deep taste with a little bit of a bite after swallowed. Very drinkable, would drink again.
Apr 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Kendo from New York

3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured from the can into a pilsner glass. Body is hazy golden-amber with a half-finger of fluffy white head on top.

S: Modest nose of grains and crackery malt. Toasted bread and a hint of sweetness.

T: Follows the nose, with a faint sweet fruitiness up front, then the underlying grain and malt foundation are noted: wheat crackers, wheat toast, and a bit of doughy malt. Hint of grassy and lemony bitterness on the finish, but this one's a little more sweet than bitter or "crisp."

M: Good feel to it - light in body, modest carbonation.

O: Good, not great. An easy drinker and nice curveball from the usual NE IPAs I've been drinking of late.
Apr 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Noelito76 from New York

Apr 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.86 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Apr 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

Mar 31, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Cloudy amber orange body with a big white head. Smell captures the biscuit, caramel, toasty malts, and springy hops you would expect from the style with a cracker yeast expression to give it some more character. Taste is one of the best representations of the style had to date, malt, caramel, toast, biscuit, rise up before the grassy and floral hops crash it down beautifully, not overly sweet up front either, instead more lager centric. Feel is smooth, frothy, somewhat bready and hoppy and crisp. The wife loved it. Heck, I love it
Mar 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by SFHbeerME from Maine

Mar 16, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Feb 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Best by 3/30/21

My first beer from von Trapp as well as my first review of a Vienna Lager, though I have had Boston Lager many times before, which I hear is nothing like an actual Vienna, so I'm hopeful that this one will be good

Pours a lightly cloudy golden amber with 2 fingers of rocky off white head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves patchy lacing

It sounds odd, but this smells like what I want a Marzen to smell like. I know they are relatively similar styles, but I think I prefer Viennas already. Anyhow, I get aromas of dark toasted bread, honey sweetness, grassy hops, lime, a touch of pepper, and soft doughy malt

At first this is light and citrusy before the swallow where the malt bears more weight. On the front end, I taste grassy hops, lime, general citrus, pepper, and biscuity malt. The swallow brings notes of sweet honey, floral hops, fresh cut grass, toast, and doughy malt

A light medium body pairs with moderate carbonation for a super easy drinking brew. Finishes a bit sticky but the relative smoothness takes care of that

A damn good beer here, really makes me wanna try more example of the style, as well as more beers from von Trapp
Jan 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.27 by Skabiski from Maryland

Jan 19, 2021
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Yeah, I'm partial to this style of beer and Von Trapp does it exceptionally well! Pours medium brown color - not too dark but not too light - with a bit of white foam, which does rapidly recede. Great malt taste with very subtle hops. Great beer... one of the best in my humble opinion.
Dec 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Single 12oz can from Half Time
Pours a medium amber with a nice fluffy off white head, great retention.
Bready malt taste with a light bittersweet finish.
Light body, very drinkable. I enjoyed it!
Dec 29, 2020
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 381 ratings