Sunday, August 05, 2018

Vienna Lager

Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico, CA)
"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."

A deliciously classic lager. When I think of "beer", this is what I imagine it tastes like.
Clean, crisp, and wonderfully malty.
From the 2018 fall mix pack.

ABV 5.3%, IBU 25
Hops: Bravo, Mandarina, Crystal
Malt: Vienna, Munich, CaraRed
Yeast: Lager Yeast