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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nealz (2) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2005 does not count
Nice malt aroma presence up front followed distantly by hops. Head was fine beaded but not rocky and somewhat short-lived. Beautiful medium to dark amber color - very pretty beer. Good malt initial flavor followed, again by restrained hop. A tad metallic in the finish but a sweet aftertaste. I hoped for a bigger mouthfeel but was disapointed. Still, very drinkable and at $4.99 for a six-pack of 12’s, a good beer for the price.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of GregClow. This is the third Trader Joe’s beer in a row that we tried and I did not like the other two so I was not expecting much. This one was pleasantly better. Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Like the other Trader Joe’s beers the aroma is too sweet, like sugary malt, but it’s a little more balanced here. Flavour of caramel malt with a bitter aftertaste. My favourite of the Trader Joe’s beers but still not a personal favourite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2006
(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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Terminus (3409) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2006
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Light copper in color, with a thin head. Hop aroma, with a bit of malt. Medium body, with a bit too much malt in the flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
frankenkitty (1984) - 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>

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Poured into a pint glass with golden amber color and small fizzy offwhite head. Nose is toasty, nuts and light red fruits all being very subdued. Initial mouthfeel is crisp,sharp and light bodied displaying nuts, red berry and caramel. Mid palate to finish is bitter hops that are somewhat astrigent. Palate duration is average. Minor head retention. Drinkable, extremely light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Mildly hazy amber with a medium beige slowly fading head. Light aroma of caramel and light hops. Taste of caramel, malt and grains with some hop characteristics to it. A touch too carbonated and semi thin and bland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Narnad (1513) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Pours a red copper color with a thin white head. Aroma has sweet, fruity malty note with some caramel and light toasted malt notes. Flavor is a grape and apple fruitiness with bitter malt bite in the middle and finishes with a smooth, watery caramel note. Beer is a bit light and has a low carbonation. Overall not too much there as it is a bit light on the malty notes. This beer is an absolute miss in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2012
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..

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