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Beer Styles

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Vienna-Style Lager

Ranges from copper to reddish brown in color. The beer is characterized by malty aroma and slight malt sweetness. The malt aroma and flavor should have a notable degree of toasted and/or slightly roasted malt character. Hop bitterness is low to medium-low.

Category: Dark Lagers

Food Pairings

  • Grilled Meats and Vegetables
  • Mild Cheeses
  • Almond Biscotti

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Flute
45-50 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Copper to Reddish Brown

Clarity

Brilliant to Clear

Carbonation (Visual)

Medium Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Mild

Hop

Hop aroma, flavor and bitterness are very low to low

Malt

Aroma should have a notable degree of toasted and/or slightly roasted malt character. Malt flavor is slightly sweet

Esters

Not common to style

Phenols

Not common to style

Sensations

Body

Soft

Carbonation

Medium

Finish Length

Short to Medium

Attenuation

Medium

Ingredients

Hops

German Noble

Malt

Vienna

Water

Hard carbonate water

Yeast

Lager

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