King Vienna Lager | King Brewery

King Vienna LagerKing Vienna Lager
BA SCORE
31.9%
Liked This Beer
3.58 w/ 47 ratings
King Vienna LagerKing Vienna Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
King Brewery
Ontario, Canada
kingbrewery.ca

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This true to style Vienna Lager, brewed with Vienna malt, noble hops and classic European brewing methods, delivers an authentic taste and complex flavour profile. King Vienna is an amber coloured, medium bodied beer with an exquisite palate, complimented by a gentle creaminess and slight malt sweetness. The enticing toasted malt nose and gentle hop flavour rival the world’s very best Vienna Lagers.

It finishes with amazing toffee malt flavour and crisp bitterness that dries smoothly on your palate without becoming too sweet.

Added by pootz on 08-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,186
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
47
Liked:
15
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
9.5%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of sherillc
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeG9teen84
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of leaddog
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance - Pours a light copper with a finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell - toasted caramel malts and floral hops.

Taste - A lot of lightly toasted and caramel malts with just a touch of the floral hops for good measure. Floral hops linger with the malts in the aftertaste. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Crisp finish.

Overall - The malts in this brew are definitely a stand out. Would like to have had just a little more hops to add a little more balance. Otherwise, a tasty Vienna lager.

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Photo of TheTrevor
2.87/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The beer poured a clear amber with a big head that didn't last long. The nose is some light breadiness. The taste starts with some slightly piney hops with just a little bit of sweetness to offset it. The hop oils linger on the palate and make for a bit of a cloying aftertaste. The alcohol is present as well, giving it a little bit of warming. The mouthfeel is slightly carbonated with a little thickness. Not a bad beer, by any means. It just doesn't bring a ton to the table and feels a little off-balanced.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of drtth
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The clear copper color beer is served in a nonic pint glass with a 1/4" ivory head that leaves a bit of lacing on the sides as it recedes to a bit of foam here and there on the surface.

The aromas include the caramel from the malt along with some bready character that are both backed up by the floral earthy hops.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the bready caramel sweetness up front but moderated by the earthy hops and their light bitterness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with the persistent moderate carbonation.

Overall this seems an acceptably well made example of a Vienna Lager that I could drink again.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of RyanPollock
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Brendan10
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Brewsed
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of randallpink
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of BeerClubNiagara
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of peensteen
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of timiskin
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of DaPan
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Natureguy12
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of decimator
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a goblet. ABV 4.8%.

A - Poured a clear copper with a thin white head. Head vanished pretty quick and no lacing.

S - Malts (grains with some caramel) and a hint of hops in the background.

T - Caramel, grains, mild bitterness with a metallic finish.

M - Average body, average carbonation, clean finish.

O - Just above average for a lager and it's good enough to easily session.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.48/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a light clear copper color Vienna with a medium foamy head with good carbonation and some light lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt with light caramel malt is good. Taste is dominated by light dry caramel malt with light gain notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nothing really special here.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of drinkininthewood
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

6 Pack, LCBO, freshness date of 12/12/2012, served into an Upper Canada Pint glass that i found at Value Village ( good place to find glassware ).

A- Nice clear bronze color with a fluffy layer of foam that diminishes quickly to a thin layer, lots of big lively bubbles.
S- Very malty with good aromas of fresh bread, caramel, maybe a little toffee, slightly fruity with a touch of hops subdued in the background, good nose.
T- The nice malt flavors are what makes this beer good. Smooth, with good malty backbone, caramel, a touch of sugar, and bakery fresh bran muffins come to mind. Hops are present, but on the sidelines, bitterness is slight and adds good balance.
M- creamy and medium bodied. Carbonation is excellent.
D- A good session beer and something that i could see being a regular in my fridge.

Overall - ive only tried a few vienna lagers but Kings Vienna Lager is by far the best ive tried so far. Solid all around beer, and im glad i have 5 more in my fridge!

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Kremlock
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice 1/4 inch head and then decreases to a thin film on top. head is white and beer has a medium copper colour to it.

S: malty and a bit bready, you can smell a bit of the bittering hops

T: Some sweetness at the front, followed with some bread flavours, then near finish a bit of caramel sweetness and then a nice short bitter finish.

M: Well carbonated. I would not say thin but it's on the end of it. It does have a certain silkyness to it too.

O: A great go to beer. Full of hints of caramel, bread and bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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King Vienna Lager from King Brewery
Beer rating: 31.9% out of 100 with 47 ratings
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