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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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In the mid to late 1800s, Viennese brewers produced a series of amber lager beers. The strongest was what we now call Marzen or Oktoberfest and the middle beer was just called Vienna. The weakest of the three was called Abzug, which means discount or reduction in German. With less lagering time and a much lower original gravity, Abzug lacks some of the smoothness of Bobtoberfest, but it make a very nice session beer. (1.013 BG, 3.80%, 28 IBU, 8 SRM)


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
651mL thanks to brainlair. Pours a clear, orange with soapy, white foam. Okay to weak formation and soapy lacing. Nose is celery, tomato, whole wheat cracker, German malt, some soap. Taste is lemon detergent, some oil, mild wheat cracker, strange. Palate is densely malty, light grassy bitterness. Feels extremely German, but not necessary complete, fresh, or very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2011
bottle. 3.8% vienna, thank you heater allen. clear light chestnut colored body. light grassy noble hop notes in the nose with a toasty / biscuit vienna-like character. light body and thinner than it should be, so it’s a bit out of balance and has a watery feeling to it, and the malt is rougher than the other Heater Allen lagers. grassy and green flavor with an herbal tea nature. pleasant and interesting but ultimately it’s just simple field beer, and doesn’t match the quality of the coastal and the pilsner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4836) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Hayduke as part of our open trading series. We shared bottles via facebook chat. This had plenty of yeast sediment on the bottom of the bottle and fortunately I rolled mine. That caused considerable haze in the orange brown beer. A light colored tan head was one finger and never completely left. The nose was soft sweet fruit with caramel. Those were also tasted. The fruit was complex and sweet. Very nice. Bready caramel and soft bittering hops. The finish brought out some gentle spice. This was very subtle and very well brewed. A credit to beer craftmanship, especially when that 3.8% ABV is considered.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4118) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured amber with a white head. Aroma of malt grains. Smooth, subtly carbonated palate with flavors of malted grains and caramel and/or toffee, A little hop bitterness for balance making this a very drinkable brew. Grainy, biscuit-like finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3323) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. Pours a very clear light amber with a good sized white head. Nose is a very clean smelling caramel malts with some grassy and floral hops and some light fruit. Body is medium and the mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth. The flavor is mild, yet flavorful, with a hop character and finish that delights the senses. Shows you can make a lower alcohol brew that tastes good if done with tender loving care which this one was obviously was.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2009
On tap at Bailey’s taproom. Dark copper pour, good clarity, with a smooth white head. Excellent maltiness up front. Toasted malts, caramel, and a touch bready. Hops were grassy and gave the beer a slight pilsner-like crispness. Clean and really well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle. Reddish with a thin white head and lots of lacing. Fuller flavoured than you would expect. Rather speedy and soon gone finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to GT2. Light toffee colored pour. Nose and flavor bring caramel and light spicy hop profile. Drinkable, but to be expected for a <4% brew. Definitely a Vienna and true to style, but not really captivating in any way. I could crush a bomber, but I didn’t really love the stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1584) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2011
As always these guys hit it on the mark once again. Beautiful wet grass filled nose, hints of German malts. Wet at first on the palate, moving into a bittered grass note, and ending with a soured barnyard touch, all blending very well. The aged bitter note is beautiful. Quite a nice representation of the Vienne style!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2009
On tap at Horse Brass. Nice clear amber pour with a nice bone-white head. Nice malt and bread aromas and flavors with a bit of a hop grassiness. Not a bad beer, but probably my least favorite from Heater-Allen so far.


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