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The Civil Life Vienna Lager


Brewed by The Civil Life Brewing Company
St. Louis, Missouri USA
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna | Ratings: 9 | Alcohol: 4.4%
So our newest beer historically hails from the city of Vienna but has strong ties to Mexico as well. There was an influx of immigrant brewers to Mexico in the 19th century and Vienna Lager was a fave of Maximilian I during his wing-ding there according to all things internet. This lager style is very robust in flavor as a result of its namesake malt (vienna) which is roughly the color of Pale malt. These beers are typically decoction mashed which is a time honored method for lager brewing in Germany but we have an infusion mash tun, so guess what? I think our mash tun did a pretty good job. Copper colored, Hallertau hopped, clean, bready, nutty, and 4.4%. Thank the city of Vienna next time you’re there.

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