It was a long day at work today and I could definitely use a beer.
Style: Vienna Lager
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Vienna lager was developed by brewer Anton Dreher in Vienna in 1841. German-speaking brewers who emigrated to Mexico in the late 19th century, during the Second Mexican Empire, took the style with them. Vienna lager is a reddish-brown or copper-colored beer with medium body and slight malt sweetness, while Mexican Vienna lager, developed by Santiago Graf, has a somewhat darker color and roasted flavor. The malt aroma and flavor may have a toasted character. Despite their name, Vienna lagers are generally uncommon in continental Europe today, but can be found frequently in North America, where it is often called pre-Prohibition style amber lager, as the style was popular in pre-1919 America. Notable examples include Brooklyn Lager, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Great Lakes Eliot Ness, Devils Backbone Vienna Lager, Abita Amber, Yuengling Traditional Lager, Dos Equis Ámbar, August Schell Brewing Company Firebrick, and Negra Modelo. In Norway, the style has retained some of its former popularity, and is still brewed by most major breweries.”
Random: I missed out on ordering Kane this week, so I’ll have to place an order next week. With everything opening up, I hope they continue the delivery service.
The beer poured with a fluffy, three finger, pure white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace, but left no lacing on the glass. The body was bright yellow with some haze along with lots of carbonation. The nose had a lot of bread with some grainy malt. It had a slight sweet scent as well. The taste started with some sweet malt with honey and a touch of flowers and quickly went into a white bread note. There was some caramel at the end. The body was on the heavier end of the style with a lot of carbonation. It had a long finish for the style with caramel malt to finish. I thought this was a pleasant, robust lager that I would have again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0