Vienna Lager
Holy City Brewing

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Style:
Lager - Vienna
Ranked #47
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
83
Ranked #26,335
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 13.73%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
14
From:
Holy City Brewing
 
South Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  1
SCORE
83
Good
Notes: While “lager” generally conjures images of clear, yellow beer with a crisp character, this is a darker take on the style. The color tends toward a dark burgundy, with the Vienna malt in particular bringing a tinge of spice to the full, malt-forward body. Vanguard hops provide an earthy bedrock for this winter-friendly brew.

23 IBU
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Bung from Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at closed for business. Fairly dark cloudy, orange/brown pour. Solid finger of light tan, laces fairly well.

Aroma, malty and nutty. Faint herbal quality.

Taste, again malty toffee, hazelnut. Almost a spicy yeast aspect as well. A very nice toasted malt finish. Reminds me more of a Marzen, but it's quite nice.

Heavy side of light, good fine carbonation. Drinks very well. Two weeks down in Charleston and I am impressed with Holy City.

Feb 05, 2012
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Got this on-tap at Gene's Haufbrau. Had a dark brown color and a cloudy consistency. There was almost no head to speak of and even less lacing.

S: A very malty smell with an almost nutty quality to it.

T: Tasted of toasted malt, that nutty quality, and some mild spices thrown in for good measure. A bit different flavor than I expected from a Vienna Lager, but warm and easy to drink.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole. this is a well made and interesting take on the style. Drinkable.

Jan 10, 2012
Vienna Lager from Holy City Brewing
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 14 ratings