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:
#36,803
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
36
pDev:
17.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
4
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Lorenzai_Konstantinov
2.16/5  rDev -39%
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 -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
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 +19.2%
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 -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of austinc94
2.38/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of _andrew_
4.58/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewtalthrone
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aprabhu
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leinie13
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DerekP
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
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 +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.02/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rangerred
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaltofOH
4.09/5  rDev +15.5%
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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Photo of ScaryEd
2.11/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear golden straw color with a finger of fluffy white head. The head settles into a halo, leaving very little in the way of lacing.

The aroma is grassy with subtle hop notes. Has some slightly funky notes on the back end. Smells more like a saison to be honest.

The taste is grassy with a ton of hop bitterness. It's got a faint soapy flavor that is just awful.

The feel is thin and oily with low carbonation. The bitterness coats the mouth and refuses to leave.

Overall, a pretty terrible lager. It's far too bitter and the mouthfeel is oily, like drinking dish soap. Definitely staying away from this one.

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Photo of jeffyboy65
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mpolewan
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of caahare
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Trying this at the club....it poured a clear yellow with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is nondescript. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid lager.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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