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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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In the mid 1800ís the Viennese had something new to brew as lighter styles of beer were popping up all over Europe. They created what is now know as Vienna malt, the amber malt was stewed after the barley was sprouted, this converted some of the malt starches into sugars, which were then caramelized by a gentle roasting. Our Vienna Lager is brewed with half Vienna malts creating a delicate malt aroma with a slightly caramelized and toasted malt character. Light Bronze in color with a slight bitterness, this beer finishes clean and crisp! Original Gravity 12.5 Plato. ABV 5%. IBUís 25


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (5934) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2011
Draft at the Old Town. Pours an absolutely crystal clear medium amber with a beautiful dense creamy tan head. No lacing, and the head falls away after a few swigs, but itís picture-perfect while it lasts. Toasty brown bread nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty brown bread mid-palate with caramel blended in artfully. Mild malty finish. Flavorful and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Toasty doughy and earthy nose. Pours golden with a thin head. The flavor is nice and toasty with hints of dough, light carmelized flavors as well with a hint of earthy bitterness in the finish. Clean and crisp and very well done.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
desurfer (1190) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Draft at Chuckanut. Deep mahogany body with little head. Mostly doughy malts with a slight hoppiness. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
Bright copper colour (like a shiny penny). It has that tinny, vaguely caramelly "Am Dark" nose. Decent body but there remains that caramelly metallic taste that is too simple for such a beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1717) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2010 Draft at Fiddlers. 2/8/10

The folks at Chuckanut can do no wrong. Glowing orange pour with a modest head, lovely caramel flavors -- chestnuts and honey -- with enough bitterness on the close to really finish things up perfectly. Super toasty, like fresh-toasted whole grain bread. Iím no expert on the style, but all I know is that I enjoyed this one immensely, just as I have every other beer from Chuckanut. These guys are turning me to teutonic lagers in a way that even a month in Germany failed to. 7/4/7/4/15=3.8

Revisit 2/25/10. Hopeless Chuckanut fanboy? Thatís me. Bump to 3.8 for exceptional sessionability. When else would I order three straight pints of anything?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
A: Small head that dissipated pretty quickly. Body is amber-colored and completely clear. S: Light malt coming through, with some breadiness and caramel present. T: Moderately sweet with caramel flavors, and a lightly bitter, dry finish. Goes down pretty smooth overall. M: Medium-bodied with some slight creaminess, and average carbonation. D: Nothing spectacular, but pretty decent. Goes down very easy. Iíd definitely like to try some more Chuckanut beers after having this one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 05, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma, hint of floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice bready character, light spicyness, touch of caramel
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2009
draft @ naked city - clear gold with frothy white head; lemons, yeast, stale grain, sweet barley; smooth and tasty with nice carbonation; toasty , clean and sweet; quite nice

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4363) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
(Draft) Sampled at GCBF 2009 in Victoria on September 10, 2009. Nice hop base, bready and good. 7/3/6/3/13

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
Yellow-orange with fine effervescence and thin white head. Aroma is toffee malt, light lemon zest, some honey. Tastes of straw, nut, spicy grain, semi-sweet backbone. Excellent mouth-coating, smooth and crisp mouthfeel. A great beer but not as rich as I would expect from a vienna.


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