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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)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1158) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2010
22oz bomber that I picked up at Belmont last Saturday. Pours a clear bright light amber with a orange/copper tint and decent size bright white head that is medium to loose in bubble size and settles down to a small loose layer. Bright lightly malted nose, ample amounts of grassy hop, some light orange and caramel. Crisp and light in the mouth feel and ample carbonation. Some bready malt, touch of caramel and bright grassy hop character. A touch vegital but still enjoyable to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 26, 2012
Copper pour, clear and bright, with a nice white head. Fresh ’field-grass’ hops, wholesome biscuit-like vienna malt, and a touch of nutty caramel in the nose. Flavor is hearth-baked bread, light caramel and spice, with pleasantly herbal hops layered throughout. The malt is not like ’modern’ bread ... but a little more coarse, like hand-ground grain straight from the earth. Body is light, carb is creamy, with lingering but mellow bitterness in the finish. Rustic, charming, and wholly rewarding after a day of outdoor endeavors. This beer is like a firm handshake from a well-trusted friend ... 3.8% seals the deal ... simple, honest, and true.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
keenanrobbins (19) - - FEB 7, 2012
A bit of a dry finish. Perhaps I shouldn’t have tried this for the first time whilst sick. Anyhow, my least favourite out of the Heater Allen beers I’ve tried - but that says more about the quality of HA than this beer - which is not bad.


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