Are you ready for this? No Vienna Lager in Vienna. If there is any, I didn’t find it and I didn’t leave many stones unturned. :lol: We were invited to dinner by my daughter’s host family (this was a high school orchestra trip that I turned into a Beercation) and when I asked the host Dad about “Vienna Lager”, he said, “Yes, we have a lot of lager here in Vienna…” and I clarified that I was looking for a style “Vienna Lager” and he didn’t know what I was talking about. The closest I got to Vienna Lager was in Prague at a place called Pivovar U Tri Ruzi and it may have been the best beer of the trip. I posted about that in my trip report thread. Otherwise, Jamil’s is excellent. It’s similar to Negro Modelo (is that an insult? I hope not) but it’s better than that. Dark, rich, creamy, balanced, etc. I wouldn’t change a thing but I might experiment with different yeasts just to see how it could be changed. That said, I love 2308. Cheers.[/quote]
I saw your trip pictures, looked AWWWESOME. Everytime my wife and I go to Europe, she limits me to 2 breweries a day. Sooooo I go to whatever local supermarket or bottle shop we are near and stock up on beers that are near to my heart and every single one I haven’t seen before. The look on EVERY check out person’s face is priceless. Rarely do europeans get more than one kind of beer.
I brewed Jamil’s recipe ages ago and it was rather blah to me back then. BUT that was before I better understood yeast pitching rates, oxygenation, and water chemistry. Looking at the recipe, I’m pretty sure it was turn out to be a fine beer nowadays. Maybe as even fine as yours looks!!!