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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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An amber lager style that has all but disappeared over the last century. This soft, delicate beer has a touch more of a sweet finish than Helles. With a slightly higher alcohol level of 5%, this lager is still very drinkable. A subtle hop finish rounds out this delicious lager.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
A golden vienna with a thin white head. In aroma, light chalky malt with smooth German hops. In mouth, a decent malty beer, with light herbal hops, medium bodied. nothing special. On tap at American Flat Bread, July 12 2010

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2011
My Bottom Line:
This Vienna’s dull bready malts and faint herbal, spicy hops evolve in a highly drinkable mouthfeel. Good, but it would undoubtedly be better fresh at the brewery.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the hazy light amber.
-A light yeasty touch mars the delicate malt profile.
-Even though I could pound this while never complaining, I would say there is still work to be done to make this as memorable as 7 Stern’s, Kadlez Bräu’s or Wieden Bräu’s session lagers, to name only those Viennese breweries.
-This brew was not as engaging as their Dunkles Lager had the same evening. Lots of drinkability, but the hops felt tired and the malt flavors weren’t as compelling.

On tap at Benelux.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
2013-04-28. Crisp golden body has a large creamy white Head.3++ Aroma is moderate, creamy grainy pale malt. Flavour has a creamy diacetyl like quality to it, mild toasty malt and bitterness. The Helles had a similar character, yeast? Smooth average bodied palate. Don’t love it. On tap at Farmhouse, Burlington.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
On tap at Trapp with Andy, Max, and Pearl. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Malty and crisp grain on the nose under a bit of caramel. Grainy, light and crisp, grainy with a gentle bitterness. Toast and grain with a bit of caramel and toffee. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 5, 2013
on tap at brewpub
Aroma: medium intense. Quiet malty , sweeter walls. Neat presentation. 7+
Look: mild haze on amber with lighter white top. Some lace shown.3+
Flavour/body: Medium bodied. Nice malt feel , soft approach. Delicate. Reminded me a bit of Alt beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2010
In short: A basic and inoffensive Vienna. Too clean but also very drinkable.
How: Tap at the brewpub
The look: Clear golden-blonde body topped by a very small white head
In long: Timid nose has light fruity esters. Taste is a mix of dried fruits and fresh fruits (citrus fruits, bananas, pears). Only a tiny little bit of caramel. Discreet leafy hops. Lively body. Intensity level is very low. This is the type of all-too-clean and polished lager I would expect from a mass produced can coming from a large scale respectable European lager brewery. Inoffensively easy to drink. One could say this is a conservative lager. But I personally don’t think it is made out of homophobes and guns.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5545) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Parker Pie Co. (West Glover, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est dorée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel et de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #4422)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
[5283-20130428] Tap. Grainy light grape malt aroma. Clear, orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Light grainy fruit malt flavour. Medium body has a little bitterness. Average. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
(@ The Farmhouse, Burlington, VT)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
Tap: Poured a light clear amber color lager with a small foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light cereal notes with light caramelized malt notes. Taste is a mix of light medium-sweet caramel malt with some cereal and grainy notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Nothing earth shattering here but well balanced and easily drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt. Flavor of sweet caramel malt and crackery malt, similar to the helles but sweeter. The best of the bunch offered at Trapp Family Lodge (out of the helles, baltic porter, and dunkel) but that’s not saying much... 6/4/6/3/13 [3.2/5]


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