Vienna Lager | Fair State Brewing Cooperative

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4.06/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Minnesota, United States
fairstate.coop

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by pat61 on 04-01-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,497
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
32
pDev:
9.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Branlott42
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whogan973
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smells delicious and goes down smooth. Great beer for a summer day in the shade.

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Photo of jimmah120
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz on draft at Pub 819 in Hopkins City

Nice dark amber color to the beer. The smell is all caramel malt and honey. Taste is light and crisp without being watery. It is like what I thought Budweiser would taste like when I was younger.

I could drink this crap all day

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, toffee and some citrus. Roasted malt with caramel, toffee and some bitterness.

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Photo of FBarber
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy copper color. Thick pillowy off-white head dissipates steadily leaving lots of sticky lacing and a thin residual head of pillowy foam. Beer clears up as it sits and eventually is almost completely clear. Lovely looking beer.

Aroma has notes of toasted malts, a hint of dark breads, and some earthy nutty aromas. Slight earthy hops peak through.

Taste follows the nose with notes of dark bready malts, earthy nutty notes. The true mark of this beer is that it avoids the common American fault of relying on caramel or roasted malts to brew a Vienna. Nice spicy finish - likely noble hops - on the back end.

Feel is light to medium bodied. Mild carbonation with pretty dry finish.

Overall a lovely Vienna lager from Fair State - really impressed with this one and I'd happily drink this one regularly if I had access to it.

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Photo of Pacioli1445
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hop_Swig
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent rendition of this style. A great one to mix in after crushing your palate with IPAs.

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Photo of hoptimum1
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 16oz can into pint glass. Color is amber wood color with 2.5 finger white foamy head with excellent retention. Leaves clumps of foam and a thick collar around the glass. Lacing lines the glass in rings. Nice toasted malts, with sweet bread and caramel with some hints of Nobel hops and faint fruitiness. Flavor is smooth malt, bread, caramel, crystallized honey, and light hops. Smooth, rich and creamy with a medium body. Delicious and balanced, this really hits the spot.

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Photo of ZAP
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L-Pours a clean, regal looking burnt orange color with a perfect off white head.

S-Nice toasted malt aroma...hints of nuts...

T-Nice clean tasting yet malty lager. Perfect level of toasted malt flavor. Light noble hop like dry finish keeps it from being too malty.

F-Clean, light side of medium bodied.

O-I'm always in search of a great lager and this is definitely one of them. Great beer. Top tier.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a pale brown-amber with a moderate head. The aroma is clean with cracker malts, toffee, and very mild chocolate. The flavor is crisp with rich malt tones, toffee, mild chocolate, wheat cereal, and a bit of grassiness. The mouthfeel is quite light with crisp fizzy carbonation. Overall a simple and classic vienna, malt driven and easygoing.

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Photo of TCOlson
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KarlHungus
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: clear copper with firm lasting head, good lacing. Aroma: grass clippings, spice box, old tool box, little floral things. Taste: toast, porridge, more tool box. Finish: clean and quick. Mouthfeel: rather creamy, fine carbonation. Comments: a very good example of the style.

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CCutch
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brent_B
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light gold color. Off white head. Lace.

Malty with caramel and bready notes shining through the most. Some earthy and grassy hops.

Clean. A bit sweet. Easy drinking.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.27/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, honey-amber colour. Smell is very faint, pale malts, lager yeast, and not much else. Tastes about the same, medium-bodied, a bit of yeast, grainy overall.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bsp77
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very balanced and tasty Vienna. Nice biscuit and bread malt backbone, with noble hop balance. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a clean finish.

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Vienna Lager from Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 32 ratings