Friday, October 27, 2017

Motorworks V-Twin Vienna Lager


DOC: 7/24/17

2015 BJCP Category: 7A Vienna Lager

AROMA: Lightly-toasted malt with a bit of a nutty character. Does not imply sweetness. A faint floral hop character is present. Clean lager fermentation. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Mostly clear copper hue (9-12 SRM). Large, off-white, frothy foam retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Soft maltiness throughout, albeit a little simple. Slight toast flavor, but nothing bready per se. Low floral hop flavor with matching dry bitterness. Clean lager fermentation. Clean aftertaste. Palette is remarkably mild. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; moderate carbonation. Soft, smooth texture. Refreshing. Quite sessionable at only 4.7% ABV. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not as complex or robust as the guidelines indicate, but certainly a good example of the style. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 37/50