Schlafly Vienna Lager | The Schlafly Tap Room

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Very Good
11 Ratings

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Deep amber in color and medium in body, this malty lager is a light version of the Oktoberfest style.

Added by MJR on 04-06-2003

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of swamiswamu
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I picked up a growler earlier today, braving the final four traffic. When the games started I poured myself and my fiance a pint. It has a copper hue with a pleasant off white head. Malt dominates all, as it should. The nose is slightly weak. The flavor is dominated by a great chewy maltiness. Illinois won the first game and the growler is over. Why doesn't Schlafly's deliver? Go Big Ten!

 391 characters

Photo of MJR
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from a growler picked up at the 4/5 St. Louis BA event.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, glowing amber with copper edges. Topping the body is a light tan head that begins almost an inch thick, then shrinks down to a thin cap.

Smell: The nose is full of fresh malt, with a sweet hint to it.

Taste: As to be expected, the flavor is dominated by the rich malt taste. A touch of breadiness too. There's the slightest bit of fruitiness, but it's quite subtle. Ends with a firm hop bitterness, as well as the suggestion of toasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Thin in body with a sharp, crisp finish. Very light (in a good way) and satisfying.

Drinkability: Good overall. This is a solid try at the Vienna style. It's not great, but it's a good brew that I could easily drink a few of.

Cheers to Ave, Realale, and Winomark!

 834 characters

Photo of Juno_Malone
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear and amber with a pretty good head and lacing. Sweet and richly malty, with a touch of fruit and some bready notes. Hop balance was nice. Body was light and extremely drinkable. I don't remember the ABV but I think it was light and highly sessionable. A great beer for lunch at the taproom!

 295 characters

Photo of Tone
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, slight grain, strong yeast, and a hint of citrus. Fits the style of a Vienna Lager. Mouth feel is slightly smooth and slightly creamy with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, grain, slight hop, and a hint of citrus. Overall, a good blend, body, aroma, and drinkability.

 414 characters

Photo of DCon
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Schlafly Tap Room in St. Louis, MO for $4.50. Tapped from the Plain Black/Silver tap handle w/o a Label on it into a 16oz Hefeweizen Glass.

Aroma- Tons of malt and sweetness hit the nose. Wish there was a bit more noble hops hanging around but very clean and appropriate.

Appearance- Received with a 1 finger head that dies quickly. Has a light reddish/amber colored body with good clarity. Leaves suds behind on the glass.

Flavor- Has malt from the start and then banana towards mid drink. Very soft characteristics but the fruit is evident. Crisp with a semi-dry flavor. No hops or bitterness found.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, Crisp, and very pleasant all around.

Overall Impression- A very malt dominant Vienna Lager with tons of fruit. Enjoyed the light banana character and wish I could explain the other notes found. Enjoyed tons and ready for another pint! Great one to start out your night.

 955 characters

Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Zcorechris
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of maxpower
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear dark orange-copper in color, has a soft white foamy head. Light flowery and malty caramel aromas, sweet, balanced malts and clean tasting, light in body with a thin and watery mouthfeel, its very smooth and drinkable might just be a good session brew.

 257 characters

Schlafly Vienna Lager from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 11 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.