Spab (2081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
355 ml can from The Beer Store. Pours a clear golden yellow with small white head that does hang around. Aroma is sweet corn and little else. Flavour is similarly adjunct-dominated; maybe a little grass. Pretty thin; lightly carbonated. Weak, although should I have expected otherwise.
Metalchopz (2071) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Originally rated September 2005. Old Vienna is one of my good go-to easy-drinking lagers. It pours a golden colour with a medium head and carbonation. A rim of foam is formed around the glass, leaving lace as I sip through. The aroma is typical grain malt. The taste starts off slightly bitter and hits a smooth finish. The aftertaste is like the corn I enjoy, found in High Life. One good swill. Notes (2012): Had a 12 of this on New Years Eve... and it was still a pretty decent swiller.
jb (2013) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very light and inoffensive. Pale color, mild hops aroma, malt and corn palate and watery finish. Okay
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 Better than expected. A strange bitter taste throughout. Aroma is slightly hoppy with some fruit characters. Better than Canadian, Canadian Ice, etc. Just not great.
northropfrye (1884) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Kind of sweet, bready flavour and aroma. Nothing special or interesting. But not repulsive.
piscator34 (1863) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned sample. Very pale yellow in colour with lots of carbonation. Very fizzy indeed. Little aroma, but perhaps there’s just a bit of corny-malt and alcohol. The body was painfully thin. Some light fruit (maybe apple) flavor was evident, as well as the slightest hint of some earthy hops. Slightly better than expected, and much better than theother option of malt liquor I was offered at my mother-in-law’s house.
puboflyons (1808) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the 12 fl. oz. can stamped: MAR0413-E08071051. It pours pale yellow with a full, foamy, white head that lingers to the end. Pilsener and grainy malts on the nose with a slight sweetness and clean hop note. Light and smooth body. The taste is also on the grainy side with some vague malts and a light hop bite to finish. Simple to drink this classic.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at the Longview Hotel. Clear yellow, fizzy white head, short lived, soft lacing. Nose is is cleanish, with some light sour corn notes, no hop notes in evidence. Flavours are very soft and clean, light corn, bland, semisweet, watery. Meh...
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2003
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Had this on on tap and had thought that it was no longer brewed. Tasted very macro but it did go down real easy.
pootzboy (1570) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer has been misclassified, but you’d have a hard time finding anyone who cares. This is the O’Keefe brand lager known as Old Vienna that molson bought out in the seventies. It still bears the blue lable and OKeefe knight. Molson has kept the OKeefe Old Vienna (O.V.) formula pretty well untouched. OV is a Canadianized mega-brewer version of the sweeter /maltiervienna lagers...some say the attempt was to make a marzen. It is sweeter than most Canandian mega brews.
I was introduced this beer was when my high school buddy used to snich a few of his dad’s beers. I never really liked this beer then so I have had no desire to buy it regularly since. I had one recently at a pub down town and I realized it isn’t as bad as I remembered but is still pretty undistictive aside from the cloying finish.
Pours a darker straw color, small white head that dissipates quickly, medium carbonation, smells of cooked grain sweetness and adjunct aroma (corn syrup?). Starts crisp then sits with a me light malty body then finishes thinly with a mildly cloying after taste.
Not a really memorable beer but it has been a staple in Canadian beer stores for 50 years so It must have a following among beer drinkers.