Free State Vienna Secession Lager

Brewed by Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
5.4% Amber Lager/Vienna | 4 Ratings | Special Release |
This medium bodied, malt centered lager borrows its name from disparate sources. Though, given the history behind our name, it might seem that “Secession” is an allusion to the Civil War (a.k.a. the War of the Secession), but it isn’t. It is a Vienna-Style lager and therefore alludes to the Vienna Secession, a group of artists in turn of the century Vienna that shunned the formalism of the Academy in favor of a more organic art form that became synonymous with the Art Nouveau. Gustav Klimt was the Secession’s founding president and most famous member. Inscribed outside the group’s exhibition building are the words, "to every age its art and to art its freedom", a fitting evocation to the spirit of Free State. A pronounced toasted malt character comes from the use of Vienna Malt, similar in character to Munich Malt. A touch of Black Malt adds a hint of color and roastiness to this medium amber lager. A modest amount of Tettnanger hops are used to counterpoint this beer’s clean maltiness. There are few commercial examples of this style of lager, Negra Modelo being the only one that comes to mind. O.G. - 13.7/1.055 Hops - 25 IBUs

Aroma
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Appearance  
1
2
3
4
5
Taste
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Palate
1
2
3
4
5
Overall
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
TOTAL SCORE   
Comments


Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

Click the descriptors above to add them to your comments.