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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3509) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (4453) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (6055) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbill (3574) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (12363) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1941) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Labeled as Josephsbrau Vienna Style Lager. Bottle->SA. Copper with huge frothy offwhite head. Malt, corn, grass, spice. Not a fan.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike5326 (1292) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Poured from a cold bottle. Clear golden color, light short lived white head, no lacing with soft carbonation. Yeast and musty aroma. Light fruity body, light watery butter flavor with a weak finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1177) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Very mild aroma of hops and yeast. Smooth mild flavor, great colour, palate has a hint of bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oilspot (5) - Atkinson, Maine, USA - SEP 5, 2013 does not count
Some beers have me at hello. Like Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. I hate to drink it because it’s then not there to smell, and that’s where this brew grabbed me, by the nose. Maybe I’m not used to the style, but what 90 does with hops, this does with malt. Toasty sweet grassy grainy malt. As for the rest of the experience, nothing to fault. A bit sweet and sticky, but balanced well enough. Great for the price, like all TJ beer, probably not the pinnacle of its’ style, but plenty good.

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