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RATINGS: 296   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 Pours amber with medium fizzy white head. Strong astringent bitter hop smell. Not godawful taste like other joe’s beer, but still nasty mold taste and bitter moldy aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Pours a light auburn amber color. Small white head dissapates to a film. Very grainy aromatics, with perhaps a whisper of malt. Very grainy flavor, interjected with a subdued toastiness. Any hops I couldn’t detect through the haze of skunkiness. Mouthfeel would be rather smooth if not for the skunk.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Cost $0.92/bottle at Trader Joe’s. Pours a clear, light amber/copper from the bottle. Small amount of off-white head that lingers disguised as a sheet. There is almost no fizz to this beer, I’d almost think it was wine. Aroma is slightly fruity, but not citrus. Grainy too. Problem is, I had to agitate the beer in order to generate any aroma. Otherwise, there wasn’t much. The flavor begins with hop bitterness, sharpness followed by mellow malt. This beer is on the watery side, but not totally thin. Only a wash of carbonation as I swallowed, followed by a wet aftertaste. A drinkable beer, in that I didn’t rush to dump it. However, there isn’t much appealing that would make me come back for more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SSSteve (3755) - - APR 1, 2007
amber colored with a medium sized off-white head. malty, lightly nutty aroma with a hint of caramel. a nice toasted malt and caramel flavor. fairly standard but not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
IEBAILI (125) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Trader Joe, you’ve brought me lots of great things, but this isn’t one of them. Weak color, weak aroma, weak flavor. A little bit of caramel in the smell and taste, a touch of bitterness, really not much else to say. I got no hop aroma or flavor, and just not eneough malt flavors to make it interesting. It is smooth and has a nice, medium light texture. It does not suffer from harsh or off flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pailhead (4770) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle: The aroma is toasty with some caramel and a hint of raisin. The raisin really clashes with the toasty caramel notes. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film and slightly thicker ring around the edges of the glass. There’s some sporadic thin webbing left behind for lacing. The flavor starts with light-moderate caramel and light toastiness. The finish has notes of raisin and grass. The raisin flavors really seem out of place. Light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Take away the raisin aroma and flavor and it’s drinkable, though slightly boring. With the raisin flavors, it’s not something I’d buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle from Trader Joes Short Pump on 03/04/2010. Clear amber body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet toasty and light bready aroma with a bit of caramel. Sweet toasty and bready flavor with a hint of smoke and a caramel background. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcdalough (21) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Aroma: Yeasty , doughy, musty profile with very slight hops on the nose. Appearance: Pleasant deep copper color. Very little head retention. Taste: Moderate malty character with doughy yeast on the front pallate with slightly overly roasted notes for my tastes. Mid palate brings a bit of hops and the beer finishes with an unpleasant bitter astringency. Tastes a bit thin and mildly skunky. Palate: Forgettable. Overall: A slightly unbalanced and murky beer for a lager, even a Vienna lager. Would rate higher without the stainless steel aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1423) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle, amber pour, white head, nose is lacking, some bitter, taste is average, some bitter, some malts, but nothing worth bragging about.

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