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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This beer is an American interpretation of the old Vienna-style lager. Exported from Europe to the U.S. and Mexico in the 1870s, this style had nearly died out by the end of Prohibition. Our version is medium-bodied, with a soft malt flavor balance by spicy hops, an herbal aroma and a slight citrus flavor.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2001
Rich, enjoyable lager in the Vienna style. Deep reddish color, rich frothy, long lasting head. Nice aroma of hops and biscuits. Malty flavor with lots of hidden flavor notes appearing at different points as you go from start to finish in the glass. If only every U.S. brewer made a lager like this one. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Axle3380 (95) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2002
this was awesome

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Frederick Brewing Company--Blue Ridge Brewing--Blue Ridge BMNT Amber Lager--2002 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV--24 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Lager--Malt of the Earth Selction--Clear thin rich pretty amber color. Light head and lace. Light toasted floral mild malt fruit hop front. Tangy toasted smooth roasted caramel fruit body. Creamy sweet buttery mild hop end. Sampled 2/27/2003.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2000
Excellent beer, malty and clean taste that leaves you quite refreshed as you should be with a lager. Decent hops and hearty flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2003
A very smooth beer. Rather dark in appearance with a light head. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Dull amber. Scant, off white head. Slow, big bubbled carbonation. Caramel and light toasted malt aroma with flakes of spicy hops. Crisp yet firmly malted with caramel notes, toasty husks and a touch of cocoa. Spicy hop balance. Medium body. Quite full for a lager, though crisply finishing. Ends with a toasted caramel, spicy hop mixture and clean water finish. Not quite a Vienna but a good amber lager.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yuhasz (23) - USA - APR 4, 2005
This is a very neutral beer. Not too heavy, not too light. This Amber Lager was pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle-Pours a nice reddish amber color w/a big, foamy, off white head. Roasted, nutty, hopped aroma. Sweet, malty taste, Long, spicy, fruity, craemy finish w/some carbination. Medium boby. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2002
One of the best lagers I have ever had.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Amber color. Small head. Aroma is sweet malt. A medium bodied lager. Malts are slightly sweet. Hops are soft and slightly spicy. Nicely balanced. Taste is somewhere between a lager and an amber/Vienna. Nice refreshing beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.


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