Transmitter Brewing

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Lager - Vienna
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4.17 | pDev: 6.47%
Transmitter Brewing
New York, United States
Notes: This Vienna-style lager has a lightly sweet, toasty aroma with a delicate malt backbone and a balanced dry, crisp finish.
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Gajo74 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear dark amber, somewhat brown color. The carbonation is not only visible, it is highly audible. A large and sudsy head shows amazing retention throughout.
The nose is somewhat clean, yet, nicely features the Vienna malts. Toasty and biscuity with a subtle noble hops spice.
The taste deftly showcases clean and dry malts, toasty and biscuity. A touch of caramelized malts aids a developing bit light sweetness. A touch of hops spice provides an earthy touch, some lemony brightness and a gentle bitterness.
Medium bodied, smooth and with a crisp finish.
Simple yet impressive in its delicate and understated balance. One of the best Vienna lagers I’ve had.

Aug 07, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.64/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is brown when viewed from afar and when held up to a bright light it is slightly hazy red in color with a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head that slowly died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface, a wide collar around the edge of the glass, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of nutty and toasted malts.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish leaves your mouth somewhat dry.
O: This beer has an interesting blend of flavors and seems like a hybrid between a Nut Brown Ale and a Vienna Lager. It has a nice malty backbone but drinks very clean.

Serving type: can

Jun 02, 2018
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Blackop555 from Michigan

4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours light brown. Thick, medium, off white head that lasts a while.

Smells toasted malt, raisin, dark fruit, wheat, light earthy and caramel hints.

Taste caramel malts, toasted malts, raisin, wheat and bready. Finishes semi-dry with an earthy and malty linger that fades fast. Lighter medium-body and creamy medium carbonation.

May 19, 2018
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Zythophile from District of Columbia

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can Date: April 2018
Palate Contaminants: none

The color is a medium-dark brown. It looks almost like an opaque red, but not quite. Lots of very fine head, plus moderate lacing. Not quite what I expected for something with "lager" on the label. Really cool.

Smell is toasted wheat, and lots of it. Plus some barley and raisins. There are some other dark fruits in there (figs), too. The only real ding on it is intensity.

The taste lines up with the smell. It's like raisin bread toast without the butter. The taste is sweeter than the nose, and light-moderate bitterness makes an appearance. It favorably compares to European brews that haven't sat on the shelf too long over here, probably landing between an unaged Belgian ale and a red ale. It's not sour at all, though.

There's a good bit of carbonation, but it's foamy, not prickly. Pretty smooth, but that's not much of a bar for a fiver. Aftertaste lines up with the taste, but the bitterness continues to increase before falling way off.

May 12, 2018
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Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 5 ratings