Vienna Style Lager
Double Nickel Brewing Company

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From:
Double Nickel Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Style:
Vienna Lager
Ranked #45
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,862
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 9.28%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
48
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 09, 2022
Added:
Oct 30, 2015
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  12
SCORE
85
Very Good
Vienna Style LagerVienna Style Lager
Notes: None
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Rated: 4 by Taenim from New Jersey

Aug 09, 2022
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Canned 11/30/21, so six months old.

L---Almost clear, rich amber color. Frothy khaki head faded down to a cap pretty quickly and left beautiful lacing.

S---Fairly light aroma of breadiness and caramel.

T---Sweet & malty. Bread and caramel like in the nose, but stronger.

F---Medium bodied with a coating feel. Mild carbonation.

O---Pretty good offering in a style I'm not a big fan of.
May 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.78 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Mar 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.65 by TLA from Pennsylvania

Feb 17, 2022
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
To date, the best Vienna lager I have had, hands down...

Great looking beer with a rich, malty taste, and the mouthfeel was medium-bodied. The least appealing attribute was the smell - or barely lack thereof. I really had to breath in deep to get any of the malty or bready scent that it had. Overall, a great lager - one I will keep an eye out moving forward.
Oct 25, 2021
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Rated by FKoniges from Oklahoma

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Pleasant afternoon lager, pretty close to true Vienna style. One of my go-to summer favorites, and locally produced for me, a big plus.
Jul 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.6 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jun 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey

Feb 07, 2021
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Rated by Pdcmaine from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Best of the DN bunch. Enjoyable
Nov 28, 2020
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Reviewed by jkenn77 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz can into a cup

L: Amber and hazy. Short head.
S: Smells deep and richly of bready malts.
T: The flavor is malts/grains/slightly husky, fruit/dark fruit, mild caramel and a slightly sweet/beery finish
F: Heavier body with a less-pronounced carbonation makes for a thicker mouthfeel.

Overall a very solid lager
Nov 23, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
A pour of a dull copper colored liquid from a 12 oz. can into a clear pint glass provides very little head, nor lacing, despite an abundance of carbonation. Almost no aroma is present. The taste is of a bland lager, without any special characteristic. Not much better than the standard American commercial lager, except it is more colorful.
Aug 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.63 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by wildman69 from New York

Jul 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.19 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jul 25, 2020
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
It is the blessing & curse of The CANQuest's (tm) backlog that there are multiple iterations of the same CANned beer awaiting my CANtention. This is one such example with the original iteration having been procured during a CAN seminar at the brewery during CBC. My former editor/co-publisher thought that I had wasted one of his precious Press passes, but The CANQuest (tm) works in mysterious (& often unseen) ways!

From the CAN: "IBU[:] 20"; "Core Series"; "The other lager. A rich amber brown pour has a bready backbone that is balanced by a variety of German Style hops."; "All Double Nickel beers are unfiltered and unpasteurized. Sediment in the can is normal."

Hmm. That last gave me pause so after Crack!ing open the vent on this CAN, I CANducted a slow, gentle C-Line Glug so as NOT to rouse any lees that may have settled in the meantime. I was rewarded with two-plus fingers of foamy, soapy, rocky, tawny head with decent retention, slowly falling to wisps. My CANcern was its clarity & lo & behold, it was NE-quality! My patience paid off. Color was Amber to Deep-Amber/Light-Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose had a lightly-toasted breadiness, like when you buy a new toaster & set it to its lowest setting to give it a whirl. VERY lightly toasted. I really did not get much in terms of hops, but they are not the featured attraction in the style. Mouthfeel was medium, but a solid medium, big for a Lager. The taste was a sad reminder of just how far we fell from grace with Prohibition. This was malty, but a restrained malty, holding the sweetness in check. It had a definite breadiness, a light toastiness and nothing in terms of perceptible hops. Hmm. Nice. Finish was actually semi-dry as there was not a lot to register it as "sweet". I was suitably impressed. YMMV.
May 23, 2020
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Reviewed by graysonslamsbrews from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

L: Beautiful amber and hazy. Short off-white head.
S: Smells deep and richly of bready malts.
T: Deliciously sweet, caramel malts with maybe some fruityness like an apricot. Could liken it to a soft bread like challah or Hawaiian rolls. Not super complex, but it's not trying to be. Just good, full flavor.
F: Heavier body with a less-pronounced carbonation makes for a thicker mouthfeel. Not slammable per-se.

Awesome lager. My favorite of Double Nickel so far.
Mar 26, 2020
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Aroma is malts/grains, mild caramel and beery. The flavor is malts/grains/slightly husky, fruit/dark fruit, mild caramel and a slightly sweet/beery finish.
Dec 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Oct 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Aug 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Jul 04, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by antilogike from New Jersey

Jun 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by DrunkenClam from Pennsylvania

Jun 21, 2019
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Rated by BeerMan247 from New York

3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Okay beer
Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by antman27 from New York

Jun 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania

Nov 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by srw from Virginia

Nov 24, 2018
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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.
Nov 09, 2018
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Reviewed by MoreBeer4me from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%
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.
Sep 19, 2018
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
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
Aug 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by chiefz1 from New York

Jul 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.65 by Marzen_Fan from Ohio

May 30, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3/5  rDev -20.4%
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.
Mar 23, 2018
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Reviewed by farrago from New Jersey

3.92/5  rDev +4%
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.
Mar 21, 2018
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Reviewed by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
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.
Feb 06, 2018
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Reviewed by Premo88 from Texas

4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
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
Dec 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
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.
Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by rab53 from Washington

Nov 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Oct 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Sep 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Jul 16, 2017
Vienna Style Lager from Double Nickel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 75 ratings