King Vienna Lager from the King Brewery in Nobleton, Ontario pours a clear golden-amber colour with a hefty and frothy white head that burns off after a few minutes, leaving a small collar and film. The beer smells of toasted, caramel-sweetened malts, with a wildflower tone and a hint of soapy hops.
The taste of King Vienna Lager is simple, but clean and well-balanced. Bready malts are prevalent, but the beer has a nice crisp bite. A sweet caramel flavour with a fresh grain backing comes through on the tongue. The beer is medium-bodied with an overall light carbonation level and has a bit of a syrupy quality as it passes the tongue. A slight fatty or nutty taste comes through on the back of the tongue.
The packaging of King Lager has an intricately-drawn golden lion’s head logo surrounded by an orange-amber oval. An ingredients list is printed on the label and the box has a detailed description of the beer on its side. A clear freshness date can be found on the top of the box.
Though I don’t quite like it as much as their pilsner, King Vienna Lager is another solid entry from King Brewery. It’s an accessible and easy-drinking beer that would make a great choice for a dinner party or social event. You can find this beer at select LCBO locations and visit the brewery seven days a week.
Type: Vienna Lager
Region: Ontario, Nobleton
Brewery: King Brewery (Beer Barons)
Format Purchased: 6 x 341 mL
Alcohol Content: 4.8%