Generally darker in color than most lager beers, Vienna Lagers are clear amber-red to copper-hued with a lasting head. Soft and toasty German Munich or Vienna malt defines this style. Bitterness from Noble hop varietals provides balance to the malty sweetness and contributes to a smooth, dry finish. German and Austrian examples of this style are rare, but American-brewed interpretations are popular. Vienna Lagers from Mexico, where Austrian immigrants introduced the style in the late 1800s, are still widely available. These Vienna Lager-style beers tend to be light-bodied and less rich in character than the original brews.