Finhead (1036) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear, pale gold pour with a white head. It has a light corn and barley aroma. The light body has a crisp texture with lively carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a clean, quick finish.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2002
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2003 So now it's 'OV' instead of 'Old Vienna.' As if anyone really cares. This is just foul.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old Vienna is a clear, light golden lager with a quickly dissipating white film of a head. The aroma is very faint and fruity, perhaps wooden. Light to medium bodied, it starts smooth but ends up shredding the mouth. The flavor is pretty faint, but I can actually taste some hops. There are notes of grass, hay, corn; maybe wheat and lemon. I really expected much worse.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft pour. Clear and light gold with a tiny sudsy soap head. Aroma is mildly hop, grassy floral and grainy Crisp and clean, not much flavour. Lots of carbonation. Light toast and malt. Dull dry finish.
cyrenaica (943) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
My goal is to rate all the beer I’ve tried. That means rating the bad ones along with the good ones. This is one of the bad ones. Where I went to University, this beer had the raunchy nickname of "’Ol Vag___", but I was not informed of that until after trying it.
This is one of the old Carling O’Keefe products (Carling O’Keefe’s Ol’ Vienna Lager) that was popular in the late 70s and early 80s complete with television commercials. It pours a weak yellow colour with little head. The aroma was very skunky (every time I have tried this). The taste is rather skunky as well, not a friend to the mouth at all. Strong carbonation, and very little discernable maltiness. The more I thought about it, the less I liked it. After a couple, I was able to safely declare it among the worst Canadian beer I had ever tasted.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
355 ml can from TBS. Pours golden in colour, small white head. Adjunct aroma and taste.
Hammy78 (659) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2010
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Always sampled from a 341ml bottle. This was a staple growing up, I remember it in a stubby bottle particularly. Typical mac golden colour. Grain and corn taste.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Probably the first beer I tried when I was a child... stored in my father’s cellar in the old stubby bottles... dusty and a bitter, flat, overaged mess by the time I got around to it (probably about a decade after it was purchased) but a recent venture brought it back to life. Not as bad as I remembered, but probably not as good as carling.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2002
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 My favorite of the ’Canadian Standards’, which isn’t saying much. Very drinkable, happy little beer.
arventresca (512) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This has to be the best beer you can get for a $6.00 12-pack. Not offensive in anyway and quite pleasurable to drink. OV, you are a pour mans dream.