Hans | Rhinegeist Brewery

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Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States
rhinegeist.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jp32 on 01-07-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,653
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
43
pDev:
18.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
5
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of DigitGrowler
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeyJellico
1.84/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of wingman14
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a foamy head that disapates quickly. A nice aroma, bready, doughy, and malty. Taste starts with a spicy malt, (which was surprising from the smell, didn’t pick that up) then moves into a doughy flavor, and finishes with a nice malt profile. The flavors are big and robust, really good for the style. A nice medium mouthfeel, very good body to the beer, smooth drinker. Overall a very good beer, great flavors.

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Photo of MilkMan126
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vienna, Pilsner, and Munich malts are used to make this Vienna style lager. I've had this poured into a pint glass, but right now I am enjoying from the can. I can smell bready malt and crisp lager. Nice bready flavors and some nuttiness. Nice and malty but crisp hop flavors come through to balance it out while staying true-to-style. Hardy for 4.8 percent. Complex flavors and great balance. It's crisp but there is some stickiness in the mouthfeel and finish. Vienna lager is one of my favorite styles and this one (brewed in the great state of Ohio) didn't disappoint. Great brew! Now where's my beer stein...

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Photo of RootDown
4.72/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Greasy
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lorenzai_Konstantinov
2.16/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Moderate pour into pint glass. Decent 1.5 finger head hangs around for a bit and fades away to a light lacing. Appearance is a golden color with just a small amount of copper influence, like an ever so slightly darker Bud. The nose is biscuity/bready malt and.....corn? This appears to contain adjuncts. The taste confirms the same thing. A bready and slightly sweet malt with an offputting adjunct flavor and a balanced bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin with medium carbonation. Overall, this is not a Vienna Lager and I can't recommend it, especially not for the price. It's not to style in any category and I cannot forgive the use of adjuncts in a supposed Vienna Lager. I legitimately wish I could get my money back for this one.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 12/6/2017. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big cracker, bread dough/crust, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/pepper, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bready malts and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big cracker, bread dough/crust, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/pepper, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, bread dough/crust, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malts and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance; and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is an awesome Vienna lager. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malts and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly bitter/drying finish. One of the most impressive Vienna's I've had, very flavorful for the low ABV. Very clean and rich Vienna/Munich malt flavors with balancing earthy hops. A really enjoyable offering, and perfect example of the style.

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Photo of rypkr
4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious, nutty, bread beer. Could stand to be a little crisper but overall good.

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Photo of tykechandler
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of austinc94
2.38/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of _andrew_
4.58/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewtalthrone
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aprabhu
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leinie13
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DerekP
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Straw yellow appearance with a nice white head and a pleasant aroma. This was a nitro tap and I was not into it. I'd like to try this beer out of a bottle or a regular tap. Creaminess does not belong with the style! Now I know.

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Photo of Zombiefeynman
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rangerred
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a 0.5L stein (proper glassware for a Vienna Lager). The pour is bright gold in color and slightly hazy with 4 fingers of fine white head. Average retention. The nose is all sweet toasted malt, caramel, and a hint of lemon.

Medium body. Firm feel. Light toasted malt flavor up front. At mid-palate I get crisp lemony hops. An acceptable example of the style, and better than most domestic examples, but nowhere near top shelf. Great Lakes Eliot Ness is as good as a domestic Vienna Lager gets. That beer is richer, breadier, and fuller than this one and doesn't have any lemon character from the hops.

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Photo of Kuges
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaltofOH
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 12/29/16. Pilsner glass. Grading this to American premium lager because it is not really a Vienna.

A: pours a slightly hazy gold with very active but not high carbonation and two fingers of fluffy white head that retains like a champ. Outstanding lacing.

S: clean lager smell, slight lemony/floral note, like a mild soap, but really just a clean and fresh lager smell.

T: very similar to the nose; arrives thick with bready goodness, clean and noble hoppy across the middle; just bitter and ever so slightly floral. Ending with a very, very clean bitterness. A little lingering sourdough bread crust. Really cleanses the palate.

M: midweight with lager cleanness and fairly high but not excessive carbonation. You notice the carbonation, but it doesn't burn. Very clean finish.

O: this is an excellent food lager. Bready, clean, and hoppier than your standard American lager. Not sure I'd call it a Vienna lager, but it is excellent. Bring this to a dinner party and people will be glad you did.

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Hans from Rhinegeist Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 43 ratings