In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew, which is Vienna Lager, from Sierra Nevada’s new Fall Sampler Pack. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this lager.
It has a clear dark golden to light copper color with a white constant head. The smell has some shunky notes. The taste has a malty to light shunky notes with a nutty finish for the aftertaste. It is a drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Vienna-style lagers were on the brink of extinction until American craft brewers helped revive the style. It’s a good thing they did. These delicate beers lean on light and bready malt flavors, but walk a fine, balanced line with whole-come European hope contributing a dry finish.
Here is a description from their website (www.sierranevada.com):
The quintessential amber lager revisited.
Vienna-style beers are among the world’s first light-colored lagers and were on the brink of extinction until American craft brewers helped revive the style; it’s a good thing they did. These delicate and extremely balanced amber beers rely on semi-sweet and bready malt flavors but walk a fine line with both malt and hop character shouldering equal weight. Our take on the style features whole-cone European hops, which add to the dry finish.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I enjoyed drinking this beer and I will pick up their fall pack for the Oktoberfest and their Autumn Brown Ale. Just like those other two beers, this is the only way you can get these beers. It is a nice perfect beer for the fall pack. I just do not know how their Pale Ale fits with all this malty love going on this pack. It is kind of two different beer drinkers. Most people who buy these sampler packs are taking them to parties or tailgate parties. I honestly think this brewery can brew just about every style. I highly recommend this beer and the sampler pack. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser