The Civil Life Vienna Lager

Brewed by The Civil Life Brewing Company
St. Louis, Missouri USA
4.4% Amber Lager/Vienna | 12 Ratings | 25 IBU |
Vienna, Austria, is famous for their uniquely malty-sweet amber-coloured beer, really since the beginning of widespread lager brewing in the 1800s. At that same time, many Austrian brewers immigrated to Mexico and established an identical brewing tradition down there. Some well-known commercial examples survive to this day, but their quality has declined over time. We promise our historically-accurate version is bigger and better overall, but still just as nice with tacos. Crisp and grainy with some caramel sweetness, balanced by aromatic noble hops for a refreshingly dry finish. Prost!

For The Nerds:
ABV: 4.4%
IBU: 25
Colour: Clear light amber with white foam and lace.
BJCP Style: 3A. Vienna Lager
Notable Ingredients: Authentic German Vienna, Pilsener, Caramunich and Carafa malts. Hallertau and Northern Brewer hops, fermented with Bavarian Lager Yeast.

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

Malt
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Hops
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Yeast/Bacteria
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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.

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