Vienna Style Lager
Double Nickel Brewing Company

Vienna Style LagerVienna Style Lager
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Style:
Lager - Vienna
Ranked #39
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
84
Ranked #31,793
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 9.55%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
68
From:
Double Nickel Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  11
SCORE
84
Good
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Reviews by Bitterbill:
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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
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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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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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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
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wildman69 from New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jul 26, 2020
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Justinprintz from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 04, 2019
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Sep 06, 2016
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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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rab53 from Washington

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nov 03, 2017
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jun 04, 2016
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
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

Jun 29, 2017
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drtth from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear deep amber-copper color with a ½” creamy ivory head that soon recedes to a thin cap of foam leaving no lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates widely scattered small patches, speckles, and arches of leggy lacing. By mid-way through the beer the liquid has very little foam remaining.

The aromas include some nice bready malt with a touch of toasted character in the background. Also in the background and barely noticable there are some earthy hops.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the lightly bready malt and a light touch of bitterness until the finish when the bitterness of the hops emerges a bit more before fading too. The hops have a nice grassy, earthy character. The beer also doesn't have too much sweetness as is the case with some Vienna Lagers.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and smooth with light but persistent carbonation. The medium length finish begins as the bready malt flavors and some now noticeable earthy, grassy hop bitterness become more prominent. Eventually all disappears into a gently dry ending that invites another sip.

This is a quite drinkable beer. I could easily have another and I’ll be looking to find more. It seems a reasonably well made example of the style and is semi-local in that the Brewery is in Jersey and just on the other side of the river from Philly.

Jun 13, 2016
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rfgetz from New Jersey

3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dec 07, 2015
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Feb 04, 2017
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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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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -9%
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.

Aug 23, 2016
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

May 25, 2017
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InspectorBob from New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 29, 2015
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djrn2 from New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apr 09, 2017
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whatname from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 21, 2016
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zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 23, 2016
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thampel09 from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great local offering and in cans that's a plus. Right up there with great Lakes Vienna lager. Not the biggest lager fans but this is solid. Nice crisp mouth feel with a sweet biscuit flavor on the palate and aroma.

Jul 20, 2016
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TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | 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.

Mar 29, 2017
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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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Act25 from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +5%
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.

Aug 19, 2016
Vienna Style Lager from Double Nickel Brewing Company
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