Vienna Lager | Double Nickel Brewing Company

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Vienna LagerVienna Lager

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ColForbinBC on 10-30-2015

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of informaticsDoc
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mikeg67
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours amber with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of herbal hops, caramel and biscuit malts. Body is medium and crisp. Grassy hops, bready and caramel malts nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is long and dry. Nice brew.

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Photo of MoreBeer4me
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice vienna style lager. Slightly thick and malty and very satisfying to drink. A beer one could drink more than a few of. I'll certainly buy it again.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Around a medium body as well as carbonation.
Aroma is malt, roasted malt ,cereal, and a bit of yeast and grain
Taste is very similar, malt comes through first and almost dominates. There is enough of a cereal, roasted grain to balance it out and make it fairly flavorful
It's a bit malt heavy but it's still a very decent beer. Had it on a hot day and think it would almost be better on a cool, crisp fall day

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Photo of chiefz1
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Can from my brother. Medium amber pour with soft head. Light caramelly aroma, malts. Taste too us kind if subdued, not a heck of a lot if flavor here. Average st best.

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

Dense and frothy head past one finger, tan to eggshell white, decent amount of lacing, not long streaks but in many places. Deep bronze color that verges on brown, more yellow at the edges, active and widely dispersed bubbles, soft haze to it too. While there’s a bit of quinine, salt and pepper to the nose it’s quite malty with caramel, molasses, challah bread, spring blossoms and then a drop of lemon, the fruit scents mainly apricot to peach, does a very good job of pulling it back in before it gets monochrome and tedious. Medium-bodied, has heft but this does not get in the way of freshness as the carbonation provides prickle and that quinine, mineral water aspect cleanses. Bready if not doughy, manages to come off at once as both uncooked and toasty. More honey, molasses to caramel if resolved by the finish. Less peppery here, more like rye spiciness. Apricot, fig to golden raisin fruit. Could speed up the pacing some but that’s a minor quibble. The kind of beer that invites you in to enjoy it rather than contemplate it. Good marks for drinkability.

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, dated 11/2/18.

Amber, slightly copper in color and hazier than your typical Vienna lager. Large, off-white head with good retention. Toasted malt aroma with lightly spicy hops. Flavor is more towards the bready, toasted malt but the hops are there for just enough balance. Medium bodied with a creamy feel. Easy to drink and a versatile beer to enjoy with a meal.

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Photo of Premo88
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

two 12 oz. cans poured into a big glass mug
(11/2/17 born-on date printed on bottoms of cans; beers courtesy of @TongoRad)

L: copper with plenty of amber in it, mostly clear with careful pour (some sediment settled on bottom of cans), topped with thick cream head of beige foam that is super sticky; keeps a full skin and thick collar; laces some on the way down

S: toasted malt, toasted grassy hops ... something else toasted ... maybe apricot

T: first sip is super sweet and like a buttery biscuit, then some toasted corn, then toasted creamed corn, then a good layer of earthy hops start biting ... quintessential Vienna lager layers of sweet malt/earthy-bitter hops; the creamed corn note tastes like it might grow over time in the can, but in no way a distraction at its current level; as it warms it has a bit of fruity sweetness, peach or apricot; aftertaste starts building up a good oak or pecan-wood flavor, not charred black wood or overly toasted wood

F: after pretty big pours its a bit soft, almost creamy, with just enough carbonation to keep it moving; more carbonation would be nice, but it's pretty sturdy as is

O: a great down-the-middle Vienna lager with plenty of flavors coming from both the malt and hops; the earthy/wood buildup in the aftertaste is a highlight; I could drink loads of this beer

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can compliments of TongoRad. Thanks Michael!

It pours a lovely copper colour, nice head of foam with some lacing behind.

Smells of bread, lemon citrus, more actually noble hop like.

Tastes even better than it smells. Nice bready malt backbone with the hops again resembling noble hop like character. Finishes bready and that's the way I like it, especially for the style.

Good mouthfeel, overall, an excellent example of the style.

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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.

Amber. Good clarity. Light carbonation.

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

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

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

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

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Vienna Lager from Double Nickel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 51 ratings