Soaker - Vienna Lager
HOMES Brewery

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Style:
Lager - Vienna
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
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Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 7.2%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
9
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HOMES Brewery
 
Michigan, United States
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Notes: Brewed with Vienna malt, wheat malt & Huell Melon (DE), fermented in oak, dry hopped with Citra.
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Reviews by thebeers:
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Murky bronze-orange with churning effervescence and a finger-and-a-half of off-white head. Great retention and thick lacing.

Sweet, citrusy, floral aroma — sort of like an APA.

Weird mix of graininess, pear, melon and lime up front in the taste, followed by earthy, tea-like bitterness in the finish.

Full bodied for the style with moderate carbonation.

Maybe an IPL, not a Vienna Lager. I would have guessed English IPA if tasting it blind. There’s some interesting grain profile, but it’s stepped on by incongruent hops. Mugly looking, smelling and tasting.

Aug 12, 2020
More User Reviews:
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mhe1931 from Michigan

3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 16, 2020
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 06, 2020
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blind review:
16 oz can poured into a wine glass

A- A hazy copper with a two finger white head. 3.75

S- Citrus, piney, slightly floral, some peaches and pale malts. 4

T- Citrus, papaya, a little piney/floral, touch of pale malts, slightly sweet. 4.25

M- Smooth, medium body. 4

O- Tastes like a nice NEIPA, hops are aggressive but nicely balanced. 4

After thoughts after seeing the beer:
I will say the hopping is pretty heavy for a Vienna lager, I don’t really get much of the oak foeder coming through, but between that and the lager yeast I feel it helps me enjoy the flavors that you wouldn’t find in a NEIPA I like thought it was.

Jul 14, 2020
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16 FL OZ can
Served in a pilsner glass

This beer pours amber and hazy. It is topped with a large off white head that leaves great lacing.

The smell is light grain and sweetness. I also get light lemon lime hops.

The flavor follows the aroma. It is mild flavored. The citra comes through to make a pleasant flavor.

Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel

This is an easy drinker for sure. I like the citra flavor.

Aug 03, 2020
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aasher from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 28, 2020
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loganburgh from Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 05, 2020
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eljabak from Michigan

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 30, 2021
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy amber with a two finger creamy white head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is orange, lime, grapefruit and dank hops.

T - The taste is orange, papaya, lime, grapefruit, bready malts and piney hops.

M - Medium/heavy body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is an interesting beer. Drinks like a mix between a Vienna lager and a NEPA. Still really tasty.

Sep 05, 2020
Soaker - Vienna Lager from HOMES Brewery
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 9 ratings