I have been a fan of the Brew Dudes blog, one of the longest running homebrew blogs around, for just about as long as I have been homebrewing. Needless to say, I was stoked when fellow Vienna enthusiast John from Brew Dudes reached out to me on Twitter and asked if I was interested in exchanging Viennas with him for a new Homebrew Swap segment they were doing–I did not realize I was going to be the first! Exciting!
As for my impression of John’s Vienna: it has a great soft bready/toasty malt profile and is very nicely balanced with a moderate bittering with a light floral hop character. Color and clarity is spot on and it is overall a very clean and soft Vienna; very well made indeed! 🍻
I told him I hoped he entered it in a few comps, I predict it will do very well. Hopefully he entered it in NHC too, maybe we will have a showdown in the final round 😉