Vienna Red Lager | Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

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Vienna Red LagerVienna Red Lager

Brewed by:
Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
Saskatchewan, Canada

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by demcorhip on 02-03-2008

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by IllNate:
Photo of IllNate
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice bright red. Very hard color to hit in the beer realm, nice work. A good amount of tan/off white head.

S - Rich malty aroma. Munich malt perhaps. A nice bready malt backbone. Not much for hop aroma.

T - Good malty character. Some nondescript bitterness. A bit sweet actually, I wouldn't mind it being a bit dryer.

M - Round malty feel.

D - Better than some.

Not sure as to the age of my sample. I notice it has been flagged as obsolete. I purchased this from the paddock wood brewery in October of 2010. Appearance was the high point of this one. Maybe a bit fresher and the hops could have contributed to a higher score.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IronDjinn
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep clear amber in appearance, tall spongy off-white head that quickly settles to a a thickish cap.

Clean notes of caramel, toasted breadiness, even some metallic graininess on the nose. Some residual rasisn sweetness as it warms.

Very crisp and clean in the flavour too, light notes of caramel, brown sugar, raisin, faint nondescript hops on the finish, some spicy grassiness appears well into an otherwise clean aftertaste.

Lighter side of medium-bodied in the mouthfeel, carbonation has a peppy zip to it, especially on the finish.

Quenching a flavourful enough, I'd prefer a more rounded maltiness up front in the flavour, although the finish pretty much hits home.

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Photo of Tom_Servo
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Edgerrin32
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Derek
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper with a white head, slight retention & lacing.

S: Spicy, toasted malt, with hints of nuts & caramel.

T: Toasted malt, a woody spiciness (willamette?), a little grassy, light caramel & nuts. A little too much pale malt flavour (rather than pilsner & vienna), though it's certainly not a sweet caramel mess like many new-world versions.

M: Moderate body is well-attenuated. It's on the dry side for the style, but I like that.

D: Very drinkable.

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Photo of demcorhip
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice looking ruddy amber lager. Half finger off white head raised from a vigorous pour. Decent retention, especially considering the mild level of carbonation. Nicely laced, thin sheets break down to leave intricate patterns of lace inside the glass as I drink.

Toasty malts, grassy and floral Noble hops, and a very mild lager yeast aroma of cooked corn greet the nose.

A tasty lager. Toasted whole wheat bread, with a mild nutty quality, and a mild biscuit quality also present. Some melanoidin qualities underneath add a layer of complexity. A hint of cooked sweet corn shows up in the middle, just before the mils, grassy hops take over for the finish.

More light than medium bodied. Nice and toasty malts, yet feels somewhat "wet" and slightly creamy. Also slightly astringent, and a nice touch of hop bitterness to balance things out.

A refreshing and tasty brew keeps calling me back to enjoy another mouthfull. Would make for a nice session brew, as well as a good intro to craft beer for those more used to fizzy, piss yellow macro lagers.

A solid example of the style, all thats really missing is a touch more carbonation to increase the head.

It will be interesting to see if this makes its way into their regular lineup or becomes a seasonal release. This would be a great summer brew. Very glad i got to try it, and hope to come across this again in the future.Sounded like this was brewed in response to hop availablility thanks to the shortage, if this is an example of how Canadian brewers respond to this challenge we Canadian beer drinkers will be able to get by drinking some tasty beer!

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Photo of prosper
4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly hazy light brown colour with a hint of orange copper color. Dense off-white head that leaves lots of lacing - perhaps a bit of wheat in there?

Smells just as a Vienna should - grassy, lots of pils maltiness and just a tiny bit of roasty biscuit character there, topped off by a subtle yet distinct floral hoppiness.

Surprisingly full 'wet' body, lots of dextrine or starchiness. Lots of bubbles, but only moderate carbonic zing on the tongue.

Flavour has notable hop bitterness to it, perhaps a bit more than appropriate. On top of that is a very robust malty/grassiness with a dry finish. Some caramel toast/biscuit there as well. Rounding things out is a faint but noticeable floral hops flavour. My only complaint is the level of hops bittering - almost approaching pilsner levels.

Still, the clean, dry finish means this is a dangerously drinkeable beer.

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Photo of markaberrant
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It's not listed in the beer profile, but it is 5.2%

A - colour is deep orange, definitely reddish tints, clear, thick white head, clingy sheets of thick lace, gentle streams of continuous carbonation

S - light bready malt, not much else, but it's good

T - slight tang at first masks the sweet malt upfront, balanced hop flavour through to the finish, which again masks the toasty malt aftertaste

M - thin body is ok for style, carbonation is ample and soft, hint of astringency in the aftertaste

D - not really my cup of tea, I've had far better from Paddock Wood

Overall, this beer seems slightly out of balance. The malt profile is not what it should be. Please make some more big beers Steve!

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Vienna Red Lager from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 8 ratings