Smoked Vienna Lager | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Dreadnaught33 on 05-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the Eccentric Cafe on 7/21/12

A) Watery golden brown. Poured no head and no lace,. At least it's clear, right?

S) Smoke mixes with grains and hints of earthy hops. It smells like a random lager in a smokey pool hall or back-bar poker game.

T) While the smoke is still notable, the beer retains the cleanliness of the malt and hops. It has a slight bitterness. The base beer actually seems rather good.

M) On the lighter side of medium body. Feel-wise, the only down side for me is the fussy, overdone carbonation. The finish is clean, if but a little bit coating.

D) Not too shabby overall. The perceptibility of the smoke falls off after a short time which allows the base beer more wiggle room.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Busy Bee

Clear coppery color with a small, bubbly covering. Smells of smoke and nutty, toasted, pale malts. Lighter smoke in the flavor, though a little meatier. Nuts, toast, light spice from the hops, just a little sweetness. Clean and medium-light. Not a smoke bomb like some Rauchbiers, but it's definitely there. Nicely done...

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-draught into a Summit pilsner glass at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul. Reviewed from notes taken around Thanksgiving 2012.

A: Pours a half finger beige colour of average retention. Colour is a clear vibrant copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Rauch bacon smoke. Pale malts. Vienna malts. An average strength aroma.

T: Vienna malts, tame bacon and smoke character, crisp full-bodied barley, and a crisp clean pale malt finish. Nicely balanced for a rauchbier. Even a bit tame. Built well.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Good carbonation and thickness. Suits the flavours nicely.

Dr: Very drinkable for the style - which is a tough one to pull off. Rarely are smokey notes so subtle. A solid rauchbier/Vienna lager from Bell's. Tasty and enjoyable. I'd have it again.

High B-

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Smoked Vienna Lager from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 28 ratings