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3.76/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Double Nickel Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
doublenickelbrewingcompany.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ColForbinBC on 10-30-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,742
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
39
pDev:
9.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of rab53
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anthony-s
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

(12 oz can, canned on 3/3/17... poured in stages into an I&G fluted goblet)

L: medium-shade amber liquid, with brownish highlights and a mild haze... tall, two-finger, open-spongy foam - builds high, with slow, crackling decay, eventually leaving just a fish-eye bracelet...

S: sort of American brew pub, lightly-sweetish, light-medium toast, bready maltiness... perhaps a faint whiff of perfumy, flowery hops with a tiny hint of lemon... the sweetish notes are more forward than any toasty or grainy qualities... nothing notable or unique to make it stand out

T: definitely a certain something stands out upon first sip - I hate to use this comparison, but it immediately reminded me of an Arby's roast beef sandwich - not sure if I'm tasting the meat or the bun... bit of yeast brown in the aftertaste... second sip has much less Arby's, as some caramel and whole wheat bread crust flavors emerge, real subtle lemon and leafy notes in the aftertaste, very lightly bitter...

F: light-medium bodied with a delicate bubbly tingle... fairly dry on the back end, maybe a weak residual viscosity... perhaps a touch "weighed down", lumbering

O: haven't been to this place, but I would like to give this a shot on tap, more fresh, to see if my opinion sways (not sure it will) - still, intrigued by their unfiltered/unpasteurized approach... this is okay, but even Yuengling has more of a unique character

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Photo of CharlesK
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justintcoons
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Amber. Good clarity. Light carbonation.

Nose
Brown bread, caramel, brown sugar, and earthy, leafy hop aromas.

Taste
Brown bread, biscuit, caramel, and brown sugar. Balanced earthy and leafy hoppiness. Suggestions of raisin and plum.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, oily, and semi-dry with a medium bitterness.

Overall
Perhaps a tad too much bitterness for the style but overall a very well done Vienna.

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Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bankboy66
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good Vienna. Poured into a pint glass looking a hazy amber. A little bitey on the front end but finishes well. As someone already said it reminds of Eliot Ness. Good feel and flavor. Give it a try.

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Photo of sanitarium16
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KenC
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.64/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, mellow yet hearty lager with better taste than most. Will lead me back to try other offerings from this brewery.

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Photo of JMS1512
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on draft in a nonic pint glass

clear dark golden in color, white head. aroma is bready malts and earthy hops. taste is well balanced, good hop bitterness. medium bodied. overall a nice flavorful but easy drinking lager.

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Photo of JMUbrewz
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jams1220
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double Nickel Brewing Co. "Vienna Lager"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON 7/7/16" and sampled on 9/6/16
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Double Nickel's Vienna Lager pours a slightly hazy (it's unfiltered) deep amber body with golden highlights beneath a creamy head of off-white. The head retention is quite good but the lacing leaves a little bit to be desired.

In the nose you'll find a fresh grainy maltiness with a hint of medium caramel and a light toastiness. There are some floral hops, and a bit of light fruit as well.

In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp and then smooth with a fine-bubbled, seemingly natural carbonation.

The flavor delivers exactly what the nose suggests with a little bit of additional hop spiciness. It's remarkably well balanced, and not overdone like so many examples from other American breweries, leaving it malty but not "sweet" or "full", and dry in the finish with short lingering notes of caramel, dark skinned fruit, and a gentle spiciness.

It's right on target for the style, and pretty impressive overall. I could easily see enjoying it year-round.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. can into pint glass. It pours a golden-amber color with one finger of milk-white head and lacing with good retention. It smells of bready malt, creamed corn, and a whiff of hops. It has a pretty bold taste for a lager: grassy, cracker, a touch of vanilla, and a slight hop bitterness at the finish. This lager is medium bodied, pleasantly carbonated, and very easy to drink with an ABV of only 5.3% Overall, it's a creditable Vienna Lager. I think it compares well with Samuel Adams, Eliot Ness, and some of the others. I've been impressed with Double Nickel's offerings.

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Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of toasted malts,some very light hops are present. Taste is crisp, mild, toasted malts, crackers, light hops, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of Act25
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Awesome NJ beer, best vienna lager I've ever tasted outside Germany, much better than Sam Adams.

A: The beer pours out into a Sam Adams glass a clear deep amber-copper color with a 1 finger, creamy, ivory head that recedes to a thin cap and a bit of dotty lacing.

S: Wow! Who knew Vienna Lager could be so pungent. The aromas include bready malt with a toasted character and follow into abundant earthy hops.

T: Follows smell. It's rich, bready malt with a light touch of bitterness until the finish when when the emerging hops have a grassy, earthy character. The beer seems to toe the sweetness line perfectly.

F: On the light side of medium with a medium length finish that is clean due to the earthy, grassy hop bitterness. Inviting.

O: Supremely drinkable beer. Jersey waters.

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Vienna Lager from Double Nickel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 39 ratings
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