Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ölbeat 236: Stallhagen Vienna Lager

Brewery: Stallhagen (in Swedish)
Country: Finland
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Abv: 4,5 %
What about the beer?
Colour is bright golden yellow with a small vanishing white head. Aroma has grainy malts, true barley scent. Taste starts with malty-fruity bitter bite. Bitter, wholegrain-bready malts take over with a hoppy side tone. Near the finish the malts get sweeter and the bitterness is enhanced with a fruity kick. Aftertaste has sweet and bitter malts with lots of grain.

Fresh and easy Lager. Grain and malts are present the way they should. Nothing remarkable but nice and very drinkable beer.


There's a chance that I picked something too noble to be paired with this brew. On the other hand, there aren't any high expections either to drink too many fine brews from Austria or be sipping them in the country's capital. Anyway, liked the brew, like the song, and that's a match.

Ultravox: Vienna (YouTube)

From the 1981 album Vienna, the song was written by Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie, and Midge Ure.