Examples: Gordon Biersch, Negro Modello
Serving Temp: 35°- 40°
Glassware: Pint, Mug, Seidel or Stein
Aroma: Lightly toasted bread, no diacetyl, fruity esters or caramel. Low or no noble hop aroma.
Appearance: Light to dark copper with red highlights; large off-white head.
Flavor: Complex toasty malt flavors balanced by hop bitterness before it can become sweet. Dry finish but hops and malt linger in the aftertaste,
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a smooth creamy texture.
Food Pairings: Meat: pork, poultry. Cuisine: German or Latin American.
HopHeadSaid: This is a great beer for you to expose your Budmiloors drinking friends to. Vienna lagers are well balanced beers, not too hoppy and malt forward. You are likely to hear “I don’t like dark beers!” (like a Vienna lager is dark) from your friends but don’t give up and be forceful if you have to. This will be their gateway beer into the “dark” beers as they will start to learn that dark doesn’t always mean bitter.