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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1091) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Copper pour with a somewhat large white head. Nutty and malty aroma with a bit of yeast. Heavily carbonated. Light taste with some caramel and more malt. Finish is slightly bitter with grassy hops. About what I expected.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin coating of wispy white head. Sweet authentic toasty Vienna malty aroma has some German lager yeast character. Starts with a mild light caramel sweetness along with some slightly earthy noble hops and a drier crisp finish. Fairly true to style, but rather boring.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nephilium (1487) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Pours a cloudy amber, with a small off-white head. Starts with a slightly sweet taste, just a hint of bitterness in the finish. Not a bad beer, maybe something to keep if you can’t find something better.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Nice clear amber pour with a slightly yellow head. Nice sweet malty aroma. thin to medium body beer. With very low hops the sweet malty aroma comes across with caramel character. This malt is mild and pleasant. The finish is slower and bitter with a slight buttery flavor. Way too carbonated. An OK Vienna.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2007
The aroma was nutty and malty with a caramel aspect which was quite prominent. Vienna and Munich malts stood out and seemed a bit stronger than found in most Vienna Lagers. A very light haze was in the amber beer with a fleeting head. The flavor was malty and nutty with a Munich/Vienna malt toasty character. The flavor was just edging toward sweet, but was not cloying. The body was medium and the carbonation level was just below moderate. An ok Vienna, but with just a bit too much malt character. 12 ounce bottle (92 cents).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4918) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Biersch has made a surprisingly good Vienna and it is great they sell these beers so cheap. Viennas as not complex beers, nor do I expect them to be. The alcohol is maybe a little higher than typical. This beer is straightforward, simple malt. But it is well done. A session beer and slightly dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Pours a golden bronzish orange with a small white head. Nice soft and sweet nose, with a nice earthy nose. Great easy drinking lager with a good balance.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Bottle from Irishboy. Pours a clear amber with a bit of white head. Some notes of caramelly malts and a bit funky earthiness.For sure not my fav style.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2007
I wasn’t expecting a whole lot but I was very pleasantly surprised--this is a startlingly good beer for the money. From a 12-oz. bottle, this pours a crystal clear orangey-amber with minimal head. No lacing. Decent grainy malt presence in the aroma. Initial taste is nutty caramel with a hint of vanilla, followed quickly by a nice finish of hops. Surprisingly well-balanced and the finish is very clean.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Pours clear bronze with a fast head. Adversities settle to ice-creamy wheats and dusty, lagery malts. Flavor is lightly nutty, a little sweet. Light-to-mid-bodied (a little watery) finishing dry. Acceptable, but barely.

<font size=-4>Single 12 oz. bottle from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/><a href=http://www.traderjoes.com/index.html>Tr Joe’s, Orland Park, IL 60462</font>


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