OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours copper with a tall creamy offwhite head that stayed pretty well and laced the sides of the glass well. Aromas of sweet caramel malts, a touch of brown sugar, and a touch of roasted malts. Flavor is mostly sweet caramel malts, but there is also a touch of brown sugar there as well. Palate is smooth creamy and quite drinkable. This was the best of the 4 TJ beers I tried yesterday. Reminded me a lot of Elliot Ness from Great Lakes..
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, I don’t know what a Vienna lager is supposed to taste like but bought it based on its statement of having a "smooth malty flavor", which is a type of flavor I like in beer. I found it very enjoyable, and feel that it does have a smooth malty flavor with just a little hops in there for some zing. It seems rich, and it seems to have some character to it, but it is not at all expensive. It does remind me somewhat of the european Marzen style which I’ve enjoyed before, but found to be a little overbearing. This trader joe’s vienna lager works fine for me for sure.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think this was a very good vienna lager. Has a decent balance with some subtle malty sweetness.
Terminus (3407) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle-lite copper with a 1/2 inch soapy tight carbonation head. aroma of german funk, light toasted grain astringentcy and a note of sourness. infection? flavors are overly sour with lots of grainy notes. body is thin and watery with not solid feeling to it. long metallic and grainy finish. run of the mill vienna lager.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 19, 2006
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours copper brown with a frothy off white head. subtle nose of earthen malt, sweetness. flavors follow nose with caramel light sweetness slight bittering end. a light version of gordon biersch marzen.
vyvvy (5009) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour clear copper. Aroma is roasted grainly malt. Medium / light body with medium carbonation which is quite sharp. Taste is smooth roasted malt - not much here. Finish is somewhat sour and a bit creamy with a metallic astringent flavor. The astringency mellows towards the end of the glass. Fair at best.
warriorx99 (85) - USA - FEB 28, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty much a disapointment as far as vienna lager’s go, which is a shame because Gordon Biersch actually makes my favorite vienna. This ain’t it. Medium body lager with a weak taste.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange-brown body with little head and no lace. Honey aroma. Malty hop flavor which is nicely balanced. Flavor also has other hints of orange.
walleye (1082) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from the bottle. poured a amber with a off white head and left no lacing. aroma a nice sweetness, malts, fruit, caramel, some hops. flavor caramel and honey, fruit juice, malts and hops. smooth went down easy. not a bad beer could drink a few of these.
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle, bottled 11-14-05) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bubblegum, caramel. Taste is much the same, with but a hint of earthy hops. Light-medium body, fairly drinkable.