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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Our take on the classic European amber lager. It has bright reddish highlights and a pronounced bready malt aroma reminiscent of its Austrian counterparts. The flavor plays slightly toward caramel and toasted lager malt but remains balanced and drinkable with a clean finish perfect for a summer session.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (254) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into schooner glass. Appearance: pours a 1" off white fluffy head that recedes slowly with some mild lacing. Color is a mostly clear amber with abundant streaming carbonation. Aroma: balanced aroma of bread dough, pungent hops, and cracker. Mouthfeel: between light and medium bodied, somewhat oily with a quick dry finish. Flavor: medium roasted barley and tangy, pungent hops combine nicely with some toasted bread and biscuit notes. Overall: another winner from Sierra Nevada. Highly drinkable and delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a dimpled mug. The label has a short description of the beer and it lists the abv at 5.3% abv. Appearance: The body has a nice orange amber color with great clarity and some visible carbonation. This is topped off with an average one finger tall head which is off white in color and settles down to a thin layer of foam. Lacing is slick and mostly just slide right down the sides of the glass as I drink. Smell: It has a light overall presence. What is noticeable is mostly sweet and malty. It has nice toffee and nougat like notes with just a touch of floral hop spice. Taste / Palate: The flavor is well balanced leaning just towards the malty sweet side. Like the aroma it has a very nice malty sweetness with light toffee and nougat like sweetness that is delicately balanced by Noble hop spice. It has a medium body and a smooth easy drinking feel. The drinkability of this beer is crazy good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (892) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle poured a deep golden hue w/ large off-white head diminishing to a lasting cap. Big sweet citrus and malt aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are straw, light toast, and grass. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation and a dry clean finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a brilliant clear amber, slightly off white head fizzles away quickly with not much lacing. Aroma is sweet toasted grain, some spice, dried fruits, hint of apple. Flavor is caramally and biscuity, light diacetyl note but not over the top. Lower bodied and easy to crush. Lingering sweetness on the palate. Sweeter than an Austrian "Maerzen". Blows a Boston Lager out of the water. 6 pack of this please.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 7/18/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and balance of bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Incredibly clean in flavors as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Vienna lager! All around great robustness and balance of bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1338) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Sierra Nevada Vienna Lager has a thick, frothy, cream-colored head, a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, and very little lacing left behind. The aroma is of semi-sweet malts, a touch of hop resin, and mild roastiness. Taste is of mildly roasted malt, brown bread, nutiness, and low-level hop bitterness, which does seem appropriate. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Sierra Nevada Vienna Lager finishes crisp, refreshing, and very easy going. RJT

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Draft @ Sierra Nevada. Pours a bright, clear, effervescent golden-orange color; significant, creamy, fine-bubbled white head with great retention and lacing; beautiful pour with lacing that coats the glass. Softly grainy, Grape-Nuts-like malt presence in the nose: clearly expressed and fresh; light mineral hop character present as well; very engaging and crisp. Medium to medium-light body; lively carbonation; lightly creamy and certainly crisp; the mouthfeel and body on this is great: crisp, dry, lightly bitter; light acidity; again, that fresh Grape Nuts / toasted malt core here is key, beautifully presented; I could drink this endlessly; very sessionable. Medium finish: toasty malt, light sugar, minerals, and even a mild huskiness; nicely dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Velkyal (298) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2011
pours a lovely shade of dark amber, with flecks of red glinting in the background, topped with firm white head. The aroma was grass, mild herbs and some lemon in the mix. Taste was toasty with a firm caramel sweetness all balanced with an unobtrusive hop bite, medium bodied and far too easy to drink (4 mouthfuls did the trick!).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4263) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
12oz bottle, 2014 FallPack mixed 12pk. Pours deep amber/copper color. Thin white ring. Aroma of lightly toasted grains, lagered scent, dominate earthy honey notes. Toasted flavor. Dry finish. Medium bodied. Finishes with a flavor of toasted malts & wooded grains. Very clean. (4155)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (893) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours an amber golden color with a white head. Malt, caramel, toffee, bread and toast aroma and flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Bread and caramel finish.


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