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Amber Bitter European Lager - Vienna Lager


A moderate-strength amber lager with a soft, smooth maltiness and moderate bitterness, yet finishing relatively dry. The malt flavor is clean, bready-rich, and somewhat toasty, with an elegant impression derived from quality base malts and process, not sp

Flavor Profile: Soft, elegant malt complexity is in the forefront, with a firm enough hop bitterness to provide a balanced finish. The malt flavor tends towards a rich, toasty character, without significant caramel or roast flavors. Fairly dry, crisp finish, with both ri

Ingredients: Vienna malt provides a lightly toasty and complex, Maillard-rich malt profile. As with Märzens, only the finest quality malt should be used, along with Continental hops (preferably Saazer types or Styrians). Can use some caramel malts and/or darker malts

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Top 10 Vienna Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Germican (Negra Modelo)
5.5 gal 5.21% 31.42 1.053 1.013
All Grain 5347
Lager: Clone: Keeper: Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager
11 gal 5.26% 21.54 1.054 1.014
All Grain 4328
Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager Clone
5.25 gal 5.1% 19.61 1.054 1.016
BIAB 3886
Vienna Lager
5 gal 4.94% 14.75 1.051 1.013
extract 3618
2308 Noche Buena - Negra Modelo
6 gal 6.21% 27.85 1.064 1.017
All Grain 3340
Mexican Vienna
6.5 gal 6.64% 25.79 1.059 1.009
All Grain 3042
Studentergaarden Rød Pils
25 L 5.25% 22.37 1.047 1.007
All Grain 2753
BROOKLYN LAGER CLONE
19.5 L 4.89% 34.44 1.050 1.012
BIAB 2611
Bakke Brygg Vienna Lager 25 L
25 L 4.98% 22.62 1.051 1.013
All Grain 2559
Two Exes
5.5 gal 5.25% 30.32 1.055 1.015
BIAB 2049

Newest Vienna Lager Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Vienna lager #1
6 gal 5.65% 27.19 1.054 1.011
BIAB 15
Vienna
1880 L 5.36% 19.79 1.049 1.009
All Grain 11
Vienna
20.8 L 5.2% 26.39 1.048 1.008
All Grain 18
Vienna Lager
5 gal 5.37% 33.96 1.055 1.014
All Grain 16
Vienna v2 (5G)
6 gal 5.22% 28.89 1.051 1.011
BIAB 13
Vienna Lager
80 gal 5.6% 0 1.057 1.014
All Grain 32
Vienna Lager
30 L 5.83% 11.44 1.054 1.009
All Grain 30
Vienna
6 gal 5.17% 19.81 1.050 1.010
BIAB 46
Expropiacion
44 L 4.89% 25.2 1.050 1.012
All Grain 36
Vienna Lager (5G)
5.5 gal 5.19% 29.7 1.054 1.014
BIAB 71

Fermentables Used In Vienna Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Vienna 385 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 63% 5% - 100%
American - Vienna 151 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 56% 2% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 144 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 24% 1% - 100%
German - Pilsner 129 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 37% 3% - 96%
Weyermann - Vienna Malt 111 German Grain base malt 3.5°L
37 60% 7% - 100%
German - Melanoidin 94 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 5% 0% - 100%
Munich Dark 20L 91 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 16% 4% - 77%
German - Carafa II 74 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 2% 1% - 5%
American - Chocolate 59 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 2% 1% - 4%
German - Acidulated Malt 59 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 3% 1% - 9%

Hops Used In Vienna Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Hallertau Mittelfruh 207 3.75 42% 2% - 100%
Saaz 179 3.5 44% 4% - 100%
Tettnanger 167 4.5 45% 5% - 100%
Magnum 144 15 36% 4% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 66 4 41% 6% - 100%
Perle 57 8.2 37% 3% - 100%
Cascade 52 7 29% 2% - 95%
Northern Brewer 45 7.8 37% 7% - 67%
Domestic Hallertau 33 3.9 44% 11% - 77%
Willamette 26 4.5 41% 13% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Vienna Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Caramel / Crystal 60L 3 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 94% 82% - 100%
Belgian - CaraVienne 3 Belgian Grain crystal malt 20°L
34 55% 33% - 81%
Munich Dark 20L 3 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 59% 11% - 100%
American - Blackprinz 2 American Grain roasted malt 500°L
36 53% 6% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 2 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 72% 50% - 94%
German - Melanoidin 2 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 7% 6% - 8%
German - Vienna 2 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 58% 32% - 84%
United Kingdom - Brown 2 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 65°L
32 16% 5% - 26%
Weyermann - Carafa I 2 German Grain roasted malt 340°L
32 100% 100% - 100%
Weyermann - Vienna Malt 2 German Grain base malt 3.5°L
37 75% 67% - 83%

Yeasts Used In Vienna Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 249 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 57 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Lager 2206 43 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 75% 46°F 58°F
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830 38 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 76.5% 50°F 55°F
White Labs - Mexican Lager Yeast WLP940 33 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 74% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 30 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Imperial Yeast - L17 Harvest 29 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 70% 50°F 60°F
Wyeast - Munich Lager 2308 24 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 72% 48°F 56°F
Lallemand - LalBrew Diamond Lager 22 Lallemand Lagers Low High 80% 50°F 59°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 21 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F

Other Ingredients Used In Vienna Lager Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 216 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 119 Water Agt Mash 71% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 114 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 103 Water Agt Boil 58% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 87 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 50%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 74 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 63 Other Boil 58% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 33 Fining Boil 15% 0% - 59%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 31 Water Agt Other 31% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 26 Water Agt Mash 72% 0% - 100%

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