At the risk of derailing... tis the season to vent about judges and guidelines. I hereby wave my magic wand and make everyone realize it's all just for fun, and the best imperfect system we have. I'm just glad to be here. Its cool to be super into a hobby. I cringe though when super into guidelines meets super into MY beer. The brewing world seems like a great place to just be a little bit more laid back.
BTW, a dash of carafa III in 100% Vienna malt mash for a Vienna lager gets you into the prerequisite SRM range per guidelines without impacting the flavor or aroma.