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Free State Vienna Secession Lager


Brewed by Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna | Ratings: 4 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: 5.4%
This medium bodied, malt centered lager borrows its name from disparate sources. Though, given the history behind our name, it might seem that ďSecessionĒ is an allusion to the Civil War (a.k.a. the War of the Secession), but it isnít. It is a Vienna-Style lager and therefore alludes to the Vienna Secession, a group of artists in turn of the century Vienna that shunned the formalism of the Academy in favor of a more organic art form that became synonymous with the Art Nouveau. Gustav Klimt was the Secessionís founding president and most famous member. Inscribed outside the groupís exhibition building are the words, "to every age its art and to art its freedom", a fitting evocation to the spirit of Free State. A pronounced toasted malt character comes from the use of Vienna Malt, similar in character to Munich Malt. A touch of Black Malt adds a hint of color and roastiness to this medium amber lager. A modest amount of Tettnanger hops are used to counterpoint this beerís clean maltiness. There are few commercial examples of this style of lager, Negra Modelo being the only one that comes to mind. O.G. - 13.7/1.055 Hops - 25 IBUs

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caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

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