Roof Rack Vienna Style Lager | Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States
bentpaddlebrewing.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Metalsnota on 09-11-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
27
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
7.4%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
For Trade:
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Roof rack pours a hazy amber color with a small lacing head. Sweet crisp malty aroma. Taste is a little earthy with a malty backbone. A little flat. A decent malty and earthy beer.

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Photo of ZAP
3.02/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Americanized overhopped version of a Vienna.

Aroma is citrus laden with herbal/floral notes as well.

Flavor begins with a lot of citrus, orange marmalade, vienna malt really strains to emerge. Just some light toasty notes. Very light. Finishes with a decent amount of hop dryness. Good hop burps as well.

Too heavy handed on the hops. Drinks like an IPL rather than a Vienna. It's not a terrible beer but not what I was hoping in a beer promoted as a Vienna Style Lager.

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Photo of warmbier804
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz Can. Pours a slight hazed dark yellow color with a fresh staying head and a small amount of lacing. Smells of malt and citrus with herbal dankness . taste was a sweet honey and hop citrus start with bready caramel malts notes of tofee/caramel a nice balance. Sweet and creamy mouth feel slight citrus and a touch of bitterness. Bent Paddle makes quality drinkable brews and this one is no exception.

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Photo of Philcassella
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Hazy amber color, with a moderately large foamy head. Appearance is quite calm for a lager, with little visible carbonation.

Taste is full of malts, which notes of pine and citrus. A very full flavor for a lager. Mouthfeel is light, with low carbonation.

Not quite as drinkable as the impeccable Venture Pils. Yet, another fantastic brew from Bent Paddle.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant gold to straw gold under a 1” rapidly dissipating lacy white foam collar.

S: Malty, a trace of DMS, spicy hops, light sugars.

T: A rich malty palate with some malt based tartness and a mild bitter finish.

F: Very creamy medium body with medium carbonation.

O: A creamy, full flavored lager.

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Photo of jsprain1
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigP83
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lighter in color, slightly malty, slightly floral. As it warmed you get a bit of the hop bitterness which left a dry aftertaste and detracted from the experience. It's not bad but I'll probably won't buy it again

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Photo of maedhros09
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Deep golden amber with lovely fluffy white head that leaves some nice lacing.
Smell: Light malty and citrusy grassy aromas
Taste: Following the smell, malty and caramelly with a citrusy almost tropical fruity note, finishing with a mild to moderate herbal bittertness
Feel: medium body with typical carbonation - very nice

Overall: As expected from Bent Paddle this is a great beer all around. My only quibble is that it seems to have little to nothing in common with the vienna lagers that I am familiar with. It seems to me it makes a very good American Pale Lager. even if the ingredients are sourced from Europe. Very reminiscent of Indeed's Dandy Lager.

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Photo of JamesMN
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No canning date.

Appearance: Medium caramel with good clarity and a thin off white head of suds.

Aroma: Bread and some caramel.

Taste: Nice showcase of vienna malt. Bready with a touch of spice yet still some sweet caramel notes poking through in the malt bill. Hops really only provide balance and a light traditional bitterness. The finish is pleasantly dry and crisp. Good depth of flavor.

Mouthfeel: About medium in body with soft carbonation. Good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Another enjoyable beer from a great brewery. They once again nail it by playing within style guidelines. Would I drink it again? Sure.

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Photo of Beerlover
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger white head with good retention. Lots of lacing.

Smell: A bready and fairly juicy malt forward aroma with a scent of grains, cracker, and subtle fruit. Bready malt hints of grains, cracker, toast, and yeast. Subtle hints of floral and citrus hops. Also some fruit hints of apple. A pretty decent lager smell.

Taste: Like it smells, a bready and somewhat juicy malt driven taste with notes of grains, cracker, and light fruit. Upfront bready malt notes of cracker, grains, toast, and yeast. Subtle floral hops and some light fruit notes of lemon and apple. A solid light lager taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and very smooth.

Overall: A solid take on a Vienna Lager. Nice crisp malt flavor with some subtle fruit.

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Photo of Metalsnota
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TEdubbaD
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveMiller
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morimech
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

By know means a traditional Vienna lager as this is pretty aggressively dry-hopped. This is clean, crisp, wonderful tasting lager that is an excellent alternative to marzen type fall beers. Slight citrus aroma and flavor that compliments the well crafted lager.

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Photo of olafphysics
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tyecko
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of einman
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Roof Rack Vienna Style Lager from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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