Vienna Woods | Valkyrie Brewing

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Valkyrie Brewing
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bighuge on 09-12-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured crystal clear golden amber with a large off-white head that slowly fell to lace the glass.

The aroma was slightly nutty with vienna or munich malt, but restrained malty aromas. Slight toffee.

The flavor was caramel and surprizingly chocolate. Diacetyl is just at the threshold level, but should not be in a Vienna Lager. Hop bitterness is just high enough to keep the beer in check.

The finish was dry with slight bitterness and very slight chocolate lingering into the aftertaste. The body was medium to medium light and just a bit watery.

An easily drinkable beer, with no major flaws, but nothing very exciting to note.

22 ounce bottle, thanks to Skidz and BIF10.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.3/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One solid looking Vienna with the color resembling a cloud of rust, thin off-white head with bigger bubbles on the opposite side from the pour, lace is in light stringy patches all over the glass.

Smell is quite nice of sweet roastyness and playing with a crispy biscuit tone and a pleasurable light dry hop and citrus likeness in the backing of dull orangey grapefruitishness, quite a nice little nose.

Taste is a subtle complex layering of roasty crisp but softish malts with nice sweet twingyness, very fresh, with a sweet yeasty bread dough coming through in the middle and entering into a very easy calm bitterness with a light smokey, deep woodish tang hovering over a very dulled orange and grapefruity easyness with a light crispy smooth, lightly creamy drying finish. Solid.

Feel is near perfect for a Vienna, solid medium body, a few missed areas in front but still chalked full of easy smoothness and a partially creamy drying finish lingering.
The drinkability is quite nice and easy, a nice surprise and one heck of a decent Vienna(non-Oktoberfest) Styled brew. Top notch and highy recommendable.

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Photo of brakspear
3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a Vienna style lager, not an Oktoberfest, and thus is more subltle that the typical beer from this family.

Pours a nice copper/orange with a slight tannish head, moderate carbonation.

The aroma is sweet, malty (perhaps Briess caramel malt) and faint floral hops. Decent all around flavor, with malty dominating...primarily carmamel and roasted malt taste, with finishing sweetness and faded hop bitterness. The only real flaw I can find in this beer is that is seems a bit light-bodied and watery for the style. Overall a decent beer, that has some nice notes and flavors.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a scarlet red/orange in color. A slight bubbly beige head tops the brew and has nice staying power. Lacing ability is pure. The nose is primarily sweet malt and flowery hops. A nice little blend. Also, a very slight medicinal character also. Very creamy mouthfeel. Seems to be a staple with Viking brews. Lightly carbonated, but it fits nicely with this one. Taste is primarily toasted malt and caramel tones. There's a nice little subdued smoky/woody characteristic too. Some slight flowery hop accents are also noted. Another highly drinkable tasty brew from Viking.

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Vienna Woods from Valkyrie Brewing
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 29 ratings