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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Vienna style amber lager with a light copper color and nice malt sweetness. Rich, creamy and medium to full bodied, this lager uses seven different malts and three varieties of imported and domestic hops

Editor's note: A recipe formerly brewed by Independence Brewing in Philadelphia (defunct since 2000), and ressurrected for the 300. anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth by Lancaster Brewing Company.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1199) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pouts a light yellow gold. Aroma of malt and a bit if lager yeast. Taste is malty in the front with a slightly alcohol finish. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2010
sampler Pack from Lancaster Brewing in Harrisburg Pa.. Draft pours nice light brown ,dark amber color with lots of off-white head. Malty hop flavor with a finish that goes quickly. Very nice lager

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cakes (358) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Vienna style amber lager with a light copper color and nice malt sweetness. Rich, and creamy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4857) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Sampler, at Lancaster location, labeled Fest Beer Amber Lager. Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. The nose is slightly sweet toasted malt with a little bit of caramel and Vienna malt. The flavor is fairly dry toasted malt, pretty clean and crisp, with no flaws. Not really an exciting example of the style, but it is pretty drinkable. Light to medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. This could use a bit more chewness, but it was OK.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Draft. Amber body off white head. Malty body hints of grain, citrus, and nuttiness. A thin earthiness about it as well. eh.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Draft in Lancaster. Poured dark copper in color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, brown sugar, grain, with some mild floral hops. The taste is sweet with caramel malts, grainy, earthy, with a mild hop character. Typical Lancaster lager flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jayb0 (994) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Tap at brewpub: Decent, somewhat softer, creamier palate than what seems the house style. Otherwise a bit indistinct but pleasant.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2008
Tap at the brewpub as the Festbier. Pale amber beer with a lightly flowery aroma. Soft sweetness as well. A little bit dusty and a little bit bland. Straw-like malts and some lingering floral hops. It seems a bit too similar to many of their other lagers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2008
Pint @ Lancaster Harrisburg. Orange copper colored body. Slick, wet palate, basic flavors of cracked barley, sweet caramel malt, a touch of brown sugar and rye, similar smell. Nothing spectacular, somewhat simple, and a little coarse/grainy, which I don’t like so much in Vienna. Tasted really similar to the Spring Bock.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2008
On draft at GL. Pours a light clear coppery orange with a medium beige head. Aroma of grain, wheat and faint hops. Slight malty taste with hints of grain, wheat and faint hops. Has a tangy aftertaste.


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