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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Sandwiched between two major European brewing capitals, Prague and Munich, Vienna has been an important city in its own right. Trader Joe’s. Vienna- style beer, a moderatlely hopped amber lager brewed with pilsner, dark and caramelized dark malts, pays tribute ti Vienna’s proud brewing heritage. It exhibits a smooth, malty flavor. Stats. 5.7% 20 IBUs. Fermented using lager yeast.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle from pikapp327. Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is a little grainy and caramel. Taste is lightly bitter, toast, and grain.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttoadee (550) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Orange/light copper pour, willowy off white head. Nose is malt. Middle is sweet bread. Finish is light, with a slight wack of hops. OK

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (1704) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Decent looking but mostly bland Vienna. Nice creamy head, but aroma and taste are weak, and musty. My first experience with Trader Joe’s house brews. Not impressed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2127) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured to a fest goblet, showing a clear & bright amber color, with fairly persistent, fluffy/creamy, light tan head foam, and good cling to the waves & spots of lacing. The nose was hints of yeast and malt driven esters, toastiness, caramel and smooth maltiness. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste was good malt content, some lingering quality to the moderate, earthy bitterness, and just a hint of malty sweetness on the tongue. Fairly clean lager, and nicely drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
12 ounce bottle from a mixed 12 pack purchased at Trader Joes in Davis, CA. The aroma is awkward. Sweet, fruity, floral. Some boiled vegetables, too. Pours a nice transparent copper color with a small, white head. Decent lacing, too. Starts with some sweet, caramel maltiness. Becomes a little nutty and lightly toasted in the middle. Finishes with slight metallic, herbal bitterness. Not bad, if you can get past the aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
12 oz. bottle. It pours a very clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is pretty neutral with some toast and mildly fruity Munich quality. The flavor is pretty dry, but has some noticeable caramel malts in the background. Darker flavor than some Viennas, but not a lot of character. Mild bitterness in the finish. A pretty decent drinker.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2026) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
11/15/2012. Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Straw yellow color with a white head. Malty aromas with light hops, fruit, caramel. Bready flavors with caramel showing through. Medium carbonation. Meh.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Amber pour with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee. The flavor has some caramel, toffee and earth. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbill (3271) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
12 oz. bottle labelled as Josephs Brau Vienna Lager. Pours a clear gold with a thin-moderate white head. The aroma is strong on lager yeast with a few notes of caramel and hay. The flavor is again dominated by lager yeast, although not quite as strongly as the aroma, with a bit of caramel sweetness. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, caramel, and biscuit. Flavor of caramel, toasted grain, earthiness, toffee, and golden raisins.


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