pFriem Family Brewers Vienna Lager
What the brewers say
Aromas of toasted bread and toffee, and notes of caramel and nuts. Finishes crisp with a touch of sweetness.
What our panel thought
Fairly hop-forward herbal and floral aroma initially. Then a nice lightly toasted and biscuit aroma wrapped in a mist of very light herbal hops. The flavor builds on that toast, adding some fresh crushed malt and bread dough. Hops and malt are well-balanced. Finish has some good Maillard quality. Finishes dry.
What our editors thought
A touch of oily orange peel on the nose, with soft bready notes. In the sip, a tight toasted bread flavor avoids more indulgent caramel tones, and the light bitterness appears mid-swallow to clean it up. Crisp but warming, it evokes comfort but remains dry.