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


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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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 (147) - - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (441) - SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Clear reddish beer with a decent foamy head. Light hop and fruit aroma. Flavour is hoppy and with an apple flavour. It’s got good body to it and an almost malty finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElectroMod (115) - - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from On the Alley, Manchester. Pours a deep amber with a foamy off white head. Aroma is malty, and caramel, with a taste very similar with some bitter aftertaste. Overall, pretty okay Vienna style lager but pretty by the books.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sebilinz (453) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Brown clear body with tan head. Aroma is malts with bread. Taste is some caramel malts with biscuits. Aftertaste is medium bitter with some malts. I think the bottle wad to old.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (738) - USA - JUL 19, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Refreshing Vienna style lager with hoppy taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (550) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
500 ml Bottle Appearance: Dark ruby with a beige head. Aroma: Caramel, red apples, toasted bread,grains an a hint of red fruit. slight date/raisin, some bitterness, fruity, toasted bread.slightly bitter finish Tsste: grains,caramel, mals, medium sweet up front in the finish some light bitterness with some nice hops. Medium body, medium carbonation, Good brew in it’s style and a nice twist are the hops in he finish but for that reason it has to be quite fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (667) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle bought from Blue Glass, Bedford. Consumed in the comfort of my own dwelling. Germany are beating Brazil 7-0. Back to the beer: the colour is light reddish-brown. Scent of caramel malt and rosehips. Taste is surprisingly fruity and sweet at the front, with a slight bitter edge in the finish and aftertaste. Thin palette, but the carbonation is pleasant on the lips. Not many amber lagers are better than this, a good take on a fairly ordinary style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
666ale (54) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
An okay beer from Thornbridge, they are specialized in ipas and english ales, this one is not so good but however okay, lot of grains taste, wheat, citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrunoSanchez (76) - Fermo, ITALY - JUL 6, 2014
Lager rossa con abondante schiuma bianca. Al naso note fruttate e caramellose. In bocca corpo medio e bilanciatura giusta. Sapore maltato con amaro poco persistente. Finale aromatico lungo. Bevuta in botiglia a LLeida nel On The Rocks....peccato che la birra era un po vecchia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esp0r (1921) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Dark amber, creamy beige head. Smell of caramel, dark fruits, dark malts, dried fruits, hints of citrus. Moderate sweet, some caramel, some dark fruits; goes quite fast over to a medium bitter finish of resins and green leafs. Quite straight forward, not much going on here. Not my favourite from this brewery

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (163) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours dark tan colour, thin head. Lovely strong malty flavours, very rich and deep in flavour - I normally tend to enjoy Thornbridge's Pale Ales more than their other styles but this is a really nice departure

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