Sierra Nevada – Vienna – Lager

Vienna-style beers are among the world’s first light-colored lagers and were on the brink of extinction until American craft brewers helped revive the style; it’s a good thing they did. These delicate and extremely balanced amber beers rely on semi-sweet and bready malt flavors but walk a fine line with both malt and hop character shouldering equal weight. Our take on the style features whole-cone European hops, which add to the dry finish.

  • YEAST Lager yeast
  • BITTERING HOPS Bravo, Mandarina
  • FINISHING HOPS Mandarina, Crystal
  • MALTS Vienna, Munich, CaraRed
Breweries: Sierra Nevada.
Flavor Elements: Caramel.
Beer Types: Märzen and Vienna Lager.
ABV: 5.3%
UBUs: 28
Roasted: 2.5/5
Dry: 2/5
Heavy: 2.5/5
Sparkling: 3/5
Bitter taste: 2/5
Sweet taste: 2/5

Heavy Seas – Cutlass – Amber Lager

This malty lager is our most award-winning beer: it took gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Great American Beer Festival from 2006 to 2010. Cutlass Amber has a toasted, biscuity character. The slight sweetness comes from Crystal malt. Vienna malt contributes a remarkable smoothness and Munich malt gives an amber color and delicate aroma. Tettnang hops infuse the beer with a slight earthiness. Formerly named Heavy Seas Märzen, Cutlass Amber is our second best-selling beer. In 2012, Cutlass Amber won a silver medal at the World Beer Cup in the Vienna Lager category.

  • Hops Tettnang, French Strisselspalt
  • Malts 2-row, Vienna, Munich, Crystal


Breweries: Heavy Seas.
Beer Types: Amber Lager, Lager, Märzen, and Vienna Lager.
ABV: 5.25%
UBUs: 15.5
Roasted: 2.5/5
Dry: 2.7/5
Heavy: 2.5/5
Sparkling: 3/5
Bitter taste: 1.8/5
Sweet taste: 0.5/5