Vienna-style Lager
Ecliptic Brewing

Vienna-style LagerVienna-style Lager
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Lager - Vienna
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4.07 | pDev: 8.6%
Ecliptic Brewing
Oregon, United States
Vienna-style LagerVienna-style Lager
Notes: Collaboration with Chuckanut Brewery
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Todd from California

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz canned on 03/19/2021. Collaboration with Chuckanut Brewery. 4.8%. Sample from the brewery.

Dark amber/copper colored beer with a touch of haze and thick, two-finger, foamy lace. Clean with some toasted grains in the nose. Smooth, firm, a bit viscous and chewy in the mouth with a crispy bite on the palate. Layers of malty goodness follow. Toasty, a bit roasty, grainy, bready, honey, and burnt sugar. Sweet, but not cloying and the beer dries out very quickly. All of this blends with an herbal- and black tea-like flavors that provides some leafy astringency (kiss of hops) to help balance the malty backbone.

This is a damn good Vienna-style Lager from Ecliptic + Chuckanut. Wish it was year-round and widely available.

Jul 07, 2021
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mactrail from Washington

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear dark amber brew with abundant foam in the Brigand chalice. Mouthfeel is lush and malty with plenty of carbonation. Moderately sweet with big malt flavor and some caramel. Just tangy enough for balance. Roast malt with the German taste and a light dose of leafy hops.

This is a rich and flavorful lighter brew. More substantial than a typical pale lager, it is plenty refreshing with a modest bitter tang in the aftertaste. I see my top rated beer in this style is the Fest Bier from Chuckanut, so give them some credit in this collaboration. From the 16 oz can purchased from Elizabeth Station. Dated 03/16/21 on the bottom.

May 03, 2021
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can from Uptown Market.

A clear copper with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose is lovely, a rich, soft, bready note with lovely Vienna malt character, a soft dark fruit character, a firm hoppiness. The palate opens with a rich malt backbone, a blend of bread, caramel, toast, a little toffee on body that's supple and soft, feeling fuller than the 4.8% would have you believe. Drying, fruity on the finish with toasted bread, a kiss of lemony hops and brisk carbonation. The mouthfeel is fantastic. Rich, soft, creamy, well carbonation, astonishing for a 4.8% beer. Fantastic, it blows the Zoiglhaus/Ecliptic Vienna lager that this is up against.

Apr 12, 2021
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16oz can (dated 3/18/21) poured into 14oz teku. Poured a lightly cloudy orange-caramel color with an inch of just off-white head that decent retention and light lacing.

Sweet malts at the front of the nose, with some light floral hops in the background. At first I thought I picked up a bit of orange, but after a couple of whiffs, I didn't. Shrug.

Pretty similar on the tongue, with the sweet malts dominating.

The body was smooth, even, and had a medium finish.

Drinkability was very good, an easy drinker for sure.

Overall, a pretty nice brew, worth a shot if you see it.

Apr 29, 2021
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NickSMpls from Washington

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found at Hop 'n Grape in Longview, WA. Copper - amber pour, light head. Pleasant nose of yeasty bread. Full bodied carbonation and mouthfeel. Malt dominated taste, balanced with a dose of bitterness. Smooth finish, no flaws. It's a little on the dry side for our taste, YMMV. Seek it out.

Apr 14, 2021
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MaximumYuks from Oregon

4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 07, 2021
Vienna-style Lager from Ecliptic Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 6 ratings