Vienna-Style Lager

Vienna-Style Lager Beer

Vienna-Style Lager is a beer brewed using Vienna Malt, a malt that imparts a reddish hue to the finished beer. Vienna Lagers are typically light-bodied and have a slight bitterness. They are often described as “malty” or “toasty” in flavor.

Vienna Lagers originated in Vienna, Austria, in the early 19th century. The style was exported to the United States in the 1850s by immigrants from Austria and Germany. In America, Vienna Lagers became popular in the Midwest and Northeast.

Today, Vienna-style Lagers are brewed by craft breweries all over the world. Some notable examples of Vienna-style Lagers include Yuengling Vienna Lager, Sam Adams Boston Lager, and Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Lager.

Vienna-Style Lager Details

  • Color: 12-16 SRM
  • Bitterness: 22-28 IBU
  • Alcohol: 4.5-5.5% ABV
  • Glass: Flute
  • Temperature: 7-10°C
  • Color: Copper to Reddish Brown
  • Clarity: Brilliant to Clear
  • Hop: Very low to low
  • Malt: Malt flavor is slightly sweet

Vienna-Style Lager Pairings

  • Food Pairing: Fish and Chips
  • Cheese Pairing: Emmental, mild Pepper Jack, mild Gruyere, and Stilton
  • Dessert Pairing: Almond Biscotti

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