sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is caramel, bready. Appeareance is a clear sparkling amber color, nice head dissipates to thin ring. No froth around edges. Taste is malty, caramel, toasty, with a spicy hop finish. Palate is medium. Overall, decent for a vienna lager. Nothing to write home about, but would have again if offered from a friend..
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 fl oz bottle purchased at the Trader Joe’s in Kansas City, Missouri. Best consumed before 04/02/12) printed on the label. Pour is a clear reddish copper with a 1/2 off white head. Head falls relatively quick with loud crackling. The aroma is grass, straw, sweet nutty malt. Faint touch of char mineral way in the back, barely noticeable. The taste is nutty malt, along with an odd chemical floral-like hop or yeast quality to it. After the malt, there is light artificial sweetness, then grass and hay. After it warms, flavors come together a bit. The palate is medium to light bodied, a touch under carbonated and the chemical floral bitter lingering in the finish. Just ok.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark copper color with a thin head. Aroma of hazelnut, wet leaf, toasted malts, toffee. Taste is mostly a toffee sweetness with a light bitter burnt finish.
csaso (1225) - Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - fair size foamy head, medium amber color, lots of carbonation bubbles, sweet malty aroma and flavor, with smooth texture
Headbanger (3001) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 11/19/11 (Trader Joe’s Naperville)-42° in Lager Glass-Pours a clear medium amber with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same with some more caramel and toffee coming in the middle and lasting till the end. This medium bodied brew is a nice simple beer,
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pours light copper with a thin off white head. Aroma is bready with lightly toasted nuts and oats. Flavor is caramel, light toast, nutty finish with lots of bready yeast. Good stuff.
seymour (1320) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured bottle from Trader Joe’s into standard pint glass. Attractive, clear light-amber color with big off-white head. Good retention, even a little lacing. Subtle floral hops aroma. Sophisticated malty-sweetness resulting from bready pale, mild caramel, and some dark toasted malts. Medium body with soft, round mouthfeel. Very clean, dry, lasting lager finish. If you like mass-market dark lagers (Amberbock, Killian’s, Dos Equis amber, etc,) you’ll love Trader Joes Vienna Style Lager.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Bottle @ home. Clear, burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Creamy, toffee, caramel malty, mild, straw hoppy aroma. Fairly rich toffee, moderate caramel malty, hay, straw, grassy hoppy flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Ok.
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear amber with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel and bread. Taste is sweet caramel and dark fruit. Decent enough.
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was sweet grains, toffee notes, mostly malt forward. Flavor was caramel, sweet malts, grains. Low on hop notes, but still pretty tasty.