Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Vienna lagers, named after the city they were originally brewed in, has become a classic style of lager but one rarely brewed in the UK. Thornbridge’s take on the style is “Kill Your Darlings” which is reddish brown in colour with a medium body and characterized by a malty aroma and slight malt sweetness. A twist on this style has been added by late hopping with Amarillo and Tettnanger hops. After a period of cold fermentation the beer has been lagered for five weeks. “We have done the waiting so that you can enjoy the crisp fresh flavours and in our opinion this is a beer best drunk as fresh as possible” says Brewery Production Director, Rob Lovatt.

jackafholmes' rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (563) - - APR 27, 2014
Bottle from greystones, Sheffield. Red colour with a respectable off white head. Lagery fruity aroma. Similar taste, but with an additional bite of bitterness. Typical lager palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1557) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from Corks Out Heswall, Ruby colour with white head. Aroma is malty, and sweet caramel. Taste is the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (2071) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 23, 2015

Lukt: Plomme, rosin og krydder.
Utseende: Rødbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Fruktig, Plomme, rosin og krydder.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@Bøker & Børst, Stavanger
Medium: Tapp@330ml, ABV@5%, Når@22.04.2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
christhoel (284) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
amber brown with a slight red hue and white head, smells like bready caramel malts mixed with citrus hops, taste is bitter citrus hops mixed with bready malts, slight caramel & dark fruits, both parts of this beer hops & malts are clearly present, medium body and carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (983) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle 0.5l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Taste with Dzaca,Djeda and Kum Vlada.04.04.2015.Pour it clear dark amber color with small white head.On the nose winegar, caramel back.Taste and aroma of caramel malt, some fruit notes,biscuit, bitter finish.Quite light and not so well complexed I think.Dzaca said this is the best beer for her that night.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1135) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 1, 2015
Pours a clear, deep amber color, topped with a decent off-white head. Malty aroma, caramel present, but very grassy. Taste is slightly sweet with nice notes of caramel. A bit of bitterness, but otherwise very mild taste. Not bad, except for the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (452) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2015
Very nice Amber style lager with a very sweet, malty and somewhat hoppy aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5660) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is yeasty, malty toffee, taste is similar, a little grassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2762) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from celler door, four oaks, Sutton coldfield. Ruby brown beer with large foam head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is malts, caramel, sweet and a little hop. Nicely balanced. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2015
from Bier-Bienne - hazy copper-brown beer with a persistent beige foam; nice lace; earthy and flowery aroma; creamy palate; medium-bodied and decently bitter; long dry earthy and biscuity finish - a good beer from a style too rarely brewed

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (386) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2015
Surprising sweetish taste and smell. Nice malty bitterness but a bit more watery than typical top fermented beers. Though one of the best bottom fermented beers I had so far.

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