Vienna Lager

Vienna Lager Beer Style

This lager named of course after the city it was first brewed, Vienna in Austria. Unfortunately the style is not as popular where it originated and the beer is now easier to find in Mexico. Vienna lager is also known as Amber Lager and was first brewed by Anton Dreher in Vienna in 1841, the reason it is now a popular beer in Mexico is because many brewers emigrated to the country from Austria taking the style with them.

Vienna Lager is a copper brown to reddish amber beer with a balanced malt palate. Hop bitterness is moderate to balance out the malt and a slight sweetness may be detected. The best adjective to describe this beer is smooth and a crisp finish. The majority of the malt bill is Vienna malt which provides more complexity than lager malt, noble hops provide the moderate bitterness and aroma.

IBUs: 18 – 30
SRM: 10 – 16
OG: 1.046 – 1.052
FG: 1.010 – 1.014
ABV: 4.5 – 5.5%