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

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (516) - - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (425) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2015
Very nice Amber style lager with a very sweet, malty and somewhat hoppy aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is yeasty, malty toffee, taste is similar, a little grassy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2622) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10060) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (297) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (553) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2015
Dark amber color with big beige head. Very sweet, fruity, much caramel. Taste is sweet, caramel malts, fruity, berries. Moderate bitter finish. Nice berry-like aftertaste, a hint of bitter chocolate. A solid Vienna lager. Smooth english carbonation, nice mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Rich caramel malts, lightly sweet, nice balance and body. PRetty nicely done Vienna lager.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3326) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2014
500ml bottle from AleselA, Glasgow - clear deep amber brown, lot of fine rising bubbles, large creamy beige head, sweet caramel, fruity aroma, good intermittent lacing, high carbonation, malty but well balanced by a good bitter hop finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
renffisch (860) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from Hofstättner brewery shop. Deep clear mahogany colour, big bubbly head. Sweet hazelnut cookie nose. Fine high carbonation, mouthwatering. Tastes of burnt/roast gingerbread with a hefty hearty steely hop finish. Excellent!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DwarfeD (1352) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
50cl bottle at home. Pale amber brown with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bitterness combined with some sweet tones. Malts, caramel, brown sugar, hay, raisins and herbs. Although the vienna is not really my type of beer, this one is quite ok.


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