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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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In the mid 1800’s 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%. IBU’s 25


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1826) - 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. I’m 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? That’s me. Bump to 3.8 for exceptional sessionability. When else would I order three straight pints of anything?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3237) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Shaker pint draft at Naked City in Seattle. Pour is clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of toasty caramel maltiness. Taste is malty semi sweetness, some nice grassiness in the back. The grainy toast from the nose gives this a nice additional element. Smooth thin medium palate coats the mouth a bit but finishes really clean. Crazy drinkable. Super fresh and clean, nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6127) - 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 it’s 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2446) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2012
As part of a sampler tray during my visit to Bellingham. Golden clear witha huge fluffy sandy colored head. Light bready aroma and a slightly sweet grain flavor. the hops come through a bit more than I expected and the full maltiness is not quite what I was expecting. Nice and tasty, attenuated nicely and lingering slightly woody tang at the end. Maybe a bit hoppy and bitter for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3183) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 7, 2013
Light copper color. Nice frothy white head. Very clean malty nose with notes of mineral and bread. Very nice clean malty mouth with bread and caramel. Light body, light to moderate amounts if bitterness. Very well executed. Nice bready hoppy finish. Beautifully crafted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Taster – Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen - Bellingham, WA
Nice light lager had some good flavors. I liked the light malt and the carbonation was very nice. Perfect afternoon working in the yard beer. Very clean and fresh.

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

3.6
   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. I’d definitely like to try some more Chuckanut beers after having this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Draft at chuckanut. medium amber / bronze. Malty sweetness (toffee and some dark fruit), caramel; straightforward and tasty - I haven't had many Vienna lagers, but this is the best I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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